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Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Free & Reduced Lunch Program
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The President's signing of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act 2010
Improves Nutrition and Focuses on Reducing Childhood Obesity
Proposed Elementary Meals – Sample Menu ...

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is a big step in the right direction. Here are just a few things this legislation will do:

  1. 115,000 more students will have access to school meal programs. This bill will also reduce paperwork, making it easier for parents to enroll their children in these programs.
  2. Nutritional standards will help ensure that our kids have access to healthy food options.
  3. Communities and schools will receive assistance in setting up local farm-to-school networks to ensure that more fresh local foods are used in school meals.


Free & Reduced Price Meals Program

Community Consolidated School District 62 offers Free & Reduced Price Meals Program for those students unable to pay under the Illinois Free Lunch and Special Milk Programs. Children from households that meet federal guidelines are eligible for free lunch and milk. Application forms are sent in July/August to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To receive free lunches and milk for your child, each family must complete an application and return it to the school. Incomplete applications cannot be processed or approved.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility status, please contact Susan Artarian via email

Only one application per household is needed.
You can obtain an application form by visiting or calling the District 62 Administration Center, at 777 East Algonquin Road, (847) 824-1136.

Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals must be renewed each year.
The required information is as follows:

  • Food Stamp/TANF households - Households that currently receive food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for their children, only have to list each child's name and food stamp or TANF case number and sign the application. Link card numbers cannot be used.
  • Other households - If your household's income is at or below the level shown on the income scale, children are eligible for at least reduced price lunch and milk, and may be eligible for free lunch. Households must provide the following information:
    1. the names of all household members;
    2. the social security number of the adult household member signing the application, or the word “none” if the adult does not have a social security number;
    3. the amount of income each household member received last month, how often, and where it came from (wages, child support, etc.); and
    4. the signature of an adult household member.
  • Verification - School officials may verify the information on the application at any time during the school year.
  • Fair Hearing - You may speak with school officials if you do not agree with the decision on your application or with the results of verification. You also may ask for a fair hearing. Please write and mail your request to Nelson W. Gray, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, Community Consolidated School District 62, 777 East Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016-6281.
  • Confidentiality - Information submitted on your application is only used by school officials to determine if your child(ren) qualify for free lunch/milk. The signature of the child's parent or legal guardian is required on the application to allow school officials to determine eligibility for other services.

Full-priced meal items for 2015-2016
The Board of Education approved the food service prices for the 2015-2016 School year. These new prices are reflected on our Breakfast and Lunch Menus.

  • Student Breakfast – $1.30
  • Student Lunch – $2.58
  • Adult Lunch – $3.10
  • Milk (white) – $0.60
  • Milk (chocolate) – $0.60

Questions regarding Free and Reduced Price School Meals benefit may be directed to Jennifer Liu, Administrative Assistant, at 847-824-1136.

Federal Eligibility Guidelines

Income Eligibility Guideline Support Website

Food Services Management 4:120
School Wellness 6:050

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin sex, age, or disability. If you believe you have been discriminated against, write to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Leon Smaage
Administration Center

777 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6281