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Food Service


Sarah Schreifels
Food Service Manager

Lemarr Williams
Administrative Assistant

Life is busy and free, nutritious meals are ready and waiting for your kids at school! Save time, money and energy and choose to have your kids eat at school. Choosing to eat school meals is an easy way to ensure your child gets the nutrition their growing brains and bodies need, not to mention keep them fueled for the rest of the day. Eating balanced school meals can also help students form lifelong nutritious eating habits.

Intermediate District 287 provides a healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch to students each day and meals are free for all students. Students must select a complete reimbursable meal, which includes at least ½ cup fruit or vegetable in order for the meal to be free. Food Service staff are available to assist students in selecting a reimbursable meal. If a reimbursable meal is not selected, students will be charged a la carte prices for items they do select. Milk only, to go along with a meal brought from home must be purchased a la carte.

Although meals are free, we ask that you still complete an Application for Educational Benefits as it may qualify you for other benefits, and our school is eligible to receive additional state and federal funds based on the number of eligible students. The funds are used to provide reading, math, and instructional specialists to support your students. Please register for an account and complete an online application or complete a paper application at the form links below and submit it to your student’s school.

A la carte items are available for sale during meals. If your student would like to purchase a la carte items, please make online payments into your student(s) meal account or send a check to the school to have it deposited into their account. We are unable to accept cash at this time.

If your student requires a special diet due to a food allergy or for medical reasons, please contact us so we can work with you to provide safe and nutritious meals for your child. A Special Diet Statement or Substitute Milk Request Form which can be found under the forms below, must be completed for us to provide meal alternatives to your child.  

Non-Discrimination 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 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.