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.

Hot lunch menus are sent home electronically once a month and are linked in the school newsletter. The price for a hot lunch is $3.50, and the price of a milk to go with a cold lunch is $0.40. Note: From the beginning of school (September 8, 2020) through June 8, 2021 OR until funding runs out, all ORLS students will receive FREE hot lunch through an extension of the USDA free meals program (due to COVID-19).

Students are charged for hot lunches and lunch milks through their hot lunch account in TADS, our student management system. Parents may make payments to their hot lunch accounts online, or by bringing a check or cash to the school office. If a hot 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.

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 in PK and Kindergarten are required to purchase milk for a daily milk/snack break. Students who are allergic to milk may bring a substitute drink from home.

Students in 1st - 8th grade 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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