Hot Lunch Program

Our Redeemer participates in the National School Lunch Program to make hot lunches available to students, along with milk to go with cold lunches and for daily milk breaks. The food and other supplies for the hot lunch program are provided by the Delavan-Darien School District. Any student who spends an entire day in school may order a hot lunch.

Our Redeemer is running the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) hot lunch program for 21-22, under which hot lunches for ALL students are free. (This does not include a milk to go with a cold lunch, which will still be charged to families at $0.40 per carton.)

Students are charged for cold lunch milks through their lunch account in TADS, our student management system. Parents may make payments to their lunch accounts online, or by bringing a check or cash to the school office. If a lunch account has a negative balance, Our Redeemer will attempt to collect the unpaid amount - please see our Unpaid Meal Charge Policy.

The Delavan-Darien School District also offers a Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfast and lunch to children in the district over the summer break. Visit the district's website for details.

Free and Reduced Price Lunch

Families may qualify for free or reduced price hot lunches automatically - the school office runs a monthly report and notifies families who qualify. (As mentioned above, ALL students will receive free hot lunches for the 21-22 school year; however, you may still want to fill out an application for free/reduced hot lunch if you are not automatically qualified, as this may be used for other state-provided benefits.)

If a family is not automatically qualified, they can instead fill out an application for free or reduced lunch, using one of the methods below:

You may also be interested in the following resources: Application Instructions and Application FAQs.

NOTE: Free or reduced prices apply only to a hot lunch; a milk taken to go with a cold lunch does not qualify for a free or reduced price. 

Milk and Snack Breaks

Students who are in school for an entire day (all except PK3-AM) may optionally purchase milk for a daily milk break. Students in 1st - 8th grade may also bring a "nutritional snack" item to eat at break time; to see what is considered appropriate to bring, please read our Wellness Policy.

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