Food Service Programs Provided
Matteson School District 162 Schools, serve a balanced and nutritious breakfast and lunch that meet all USDA nutritional requirements. A “Grab and Go” breakfast that can be eaten in the cafeteria and/or classroom, is available for a cost of $1.85 from the time the buses arrive until at least 30 minutes after beginning of school. A hot lunch is available for a cost of $2.90 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. as assigned by each individual school’s schedule.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications are available in over 100 languages that can be found at Illinois State Board of Education website www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/translated-applications. Matteson School District 162 and Southland College Prep High School provide the application in English and Spanish on this website Free and Reduced Application.
All applications expire each year. The new 20-21 Free and Reduced Lunch Form will be available on-line and at the District Office after July 15, 2020
Monthly menus are available online at www.preferredmealsmenu.com. Also provided are Nutritional and Allergen information for each component of the meal for each month.
Steps for Handling a Food Service Civil Rights Complaint
If a parent or guardian calls or comes to any of the school offices with a civil rights complaint, the Director of Food Services has all the necessary Civil Rights complaint forms provided by the USDA. The Administrator in charge will contact the parent and gather all needed information from the parent or guardian and will determine what the next step will be. If a formal complaint needs to be made to the USDA, the Administrator in Charge of that case will be available help the parent or guardian fill out the Civil Rights Complaint form and submit them to the USDA. USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
Civil Rights training is provided to all food service staff and information regarding compliance can be found on this website.
During Summer School all students who attend summer school in Matteson School District 162 and Southland College Prep Charter High School will be provided a nutritious breakfast that meets the USDA and National School Program requirements. In addition, the community is invited to have breakfast at each Summer School Site. This nutritious breakfast is provided to all children from 18 years of age and younger, free of charge.