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School Menus and Food Services

Welcome! This page provides information and resources for school menus, special dietary restrictions, free and reduced meal applications, payments and more.

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*Our menu is subject to change according to product availability; check back often for the most up-to-date information.

 

Summer Menus available now! Join us for summer meals – no-cost breakfast and lunch for children 0-18 (and up to age 21 for those served in district programs like Community Transitions)

Birchwood Elementary – Mon-Thu July 1-25 (except July 4)

Breakfast 8:45am-9:15am

Lunch 11:15am-12:15pm

 

Shuksan Middle School – Mon-Thu July 1-August 1 (except July 4)

Breakfast 8:30am-9:00am

Lunch 11:30am-12:00pm

 

Options High School – Mon-Thu July 1-August 1 (except July 4)

Breakfast 10:00am-10:30am


Special Dietary Restrictions

For menu specific information about carbohydrates and allergens, please see the My School Menus link above and the Menu References in the side bar.

For information about Special Dietary Restrictions:

For additional help, including these resources in another language, please contact food services 360-676-6504 or laura.davis@bellinghamschools.org


No-Cost Meals and Other Benefits at School

The Child Nutrition Eligibility & Education Benefit (CNEEB) Application may qualify you for: meal benefits, Summer EBT benefits (if enrolled in a NSLP/SBP school), reduced fees for other programs and activities, and/or help secure funding for your school district. If your child(ren) are enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school, completing this application will not impact your eligibility to receive meals at no cost.

  • Review the income guidelines to confirm eligibility and then complete the online application. Paper applications are available at your school site or contact food services 360-676-6504.
    • Check back soon for the 24/25 Letter to Households
    • Check back soon for the updated online application (please use Google Chrome web browser to access)
    • Check back soon for the Consent to Share form

Alderwood, Birchwood, Carl Cozier, Cordata, Happy Valley, Northern Heights, Roosevelt, and Sunnyland Elementary Schools; Fairhaven, Shuksan, and Whatcom Middle Schools; Options and Squalicum High Schools are Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

  • Enrolled students automatically qualify for one breakfast and one lunch daily at no-cost without completing an application
  • Complete the Child Nutrition Eligibility & Education Benefit (CNEEB) Application to qualify for non-meal benefits

Columbia, Geneva, Lowell, Parkview, Silver Beach, Wade King Elementary Schools; Kulshan Middle School; Bellingham and Sehome High Schools.

  • At these schools, students who qualify via the Child Nutrition Eligibility & Education Benefit (CNEEB) Application are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch daily at no-cost

Direct Certification

Students who are directly certified for free/reduced meals through DSHS DO NOT need to complete a Child Nutrition Eligibility & Education Benefit Application. Families are welcome to contact food services to confirm their direct certification before completing paperwork.

 

The school meal application is used to determine other federal nutritional assistance and education funding, making it critical parents participate so the district can count all qualified students.

Students with qualifying information under the application may also qualify for other non-meal benefits like SUN Bucks and free activity or test fees.

Students who qualify for reduced price meals will not have a co-pay; they will receive meals at no cost.

Household and individual information is confidential and only those who are authorized have access to it.

Households may apply for benefits at any time during the school year, although there may be specific dates for benefits like SUN Bucks; please inquire if you need more information about eligibility dates.

Household members do not need to be US citizens for students to qualify for no-cost meals.

Completing the meal eligibility application has no impact on immigration status.


Food Services Online Payment

To add funds to a meal account, please visit the Food Services Online Payment page.

2024/25 Prices

Breakfast –

Elementary $2.00

Secondary $2.25

Adults $2.50

Lunch –

Elementary $3.50

Secondary $3.75

Adults $5.25

 

Milk-only purchase (no meal) $0.50

*Note: CEP school students and free/reduced eligible students receive one breakfast and/or one lunch per day. Second meals may be purchased at prices above. Ƶ food services never denies a student a first meal for an inability to pay (district policy and procedure 6700). Students may not charge a second meal to an account with a zero or negative balance.

Additional Information and Resources

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: , from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: , de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

(1) correo:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(2) fax:
(833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
(3) correo electrónico:
program.intake@usda.gov

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Procedure for Handling Complaints of Discrimination
SUN Bucks

SUN Bucks is a new program to help families buy food for their school-aged children during the summer. Families will get $120 for each eligible child to buy groceries during the summer. Children who get SUN Bucks can still participate in other summer meal programs. Receiving SUN Bucks will not affect children or families’ immigration status.

In Washington, SUN Bucks will be loaded onto an EBT card and mailed to your home. If eligible, you can use SUN Bucks benefits to buy food like fruits, vegetables, meat, whole grains, and dairy at grocery stores and other places that accept EBT benefits.

Your child is eligible for SUN Bucks if your child attends a school that offers the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program and:

  • Already participates in SNAP, FDIPR, TANF or other programs directly certified by DSHS, or
  • Household income meets the requirements for free or reduced-price school meals

Many families will get SUN Bucks automatically if they are getting other benefits, but some families may need to apply for the program.

If your household already participates in SNAP, FDIPR, TANF, your child will automatically be enrolled in the SUN Bucks program. You do not need to fill out an application.

If you are not automatically enrolled and believe your child(ren) is eligible, please complete an application according to the directions below.

Which Form Do I Complete?

Only at CEP schools Only at non-CEP schools Both CEP and non-CEP schools Directly Certified
Complete the Family Income Survey Complete the federal Free & Reduced Meals Application Complete the federal Free & Reduced Meals Application and list all children at both types of schools There is no need to complete either form

Directions for completing Family Income Survey OR federal Free & Reduced Meals Application

With questions or for assistance, please contact 360-676-6504.

 

Lindsay Ahrens
Director
360-676-6504

Laura Davis
Administrative Assistant
360-676-6504

Patrick Durgan
Executive Chef
360-676-6504

Claudia Ewing
Accounting Technician
360-676-6572

Mataio Gillis
Culinary Program Supervisor
360-676-6571

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