Hot Lunch Program

Our Redeemer participates in the USDA-sponsored National School Lunch Program, to make hot lunches available to students. We also supply 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. Students who bring a cold lunch may purchase a milk to go with it.

For the 23-24 school year, a hot lunch will cost $3.65, and includes a milk. A milk purchased separately to go with a cold lunch will cost $0.40.

Students are charged for hot lunches or 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.

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. Qualified families will pay nothing for a free hot lunch, or $0.40 for a reduced price hot lunch.

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. 

Local Wellness Policy Triennial Assessment Report Card

Wellness School Assessment Tool: WellSAT_3.0_District_Scorecard_-_2021.pdf

Milk and Snack Breaks

Students may optionally purchase milk for a daily milk break, and this is paid by families on a per-semester or per-year basis. Students 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.

Summer Food Service

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a  federally-funded, state-administered program that reimburses program operators who serve free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens (18 years and younger) in low-income areas during the summer months, when children do not have access to school meals.

The Delavan-Darien School District, as well as several other local locations, also offers a Summer Food Service Program, which provides free breakfast and lunch to children in the district over the summer break. 

Visit for details on local serving sites.

The Delavan-Darien School District and Aram Public Library will provide free meals under this program at various dates and times during the summer. All students in the district may get meals, not just those enrolled in DDSD or summer school.

Find a summer site in your community in any of the following ways:

- Access the Summer Meals Site Finder on the Find a Summer Meals Site webpage
- Call 211 to locate meals in the area
- Text "food" (in English or Spanish) to 304-304
- Visit the Summer Food Service Program webpage

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; 


(2)          fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3)          email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.