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VILLAGE KITCHEN

About the Village School Kitchen

Thank you Village School Families for your continued support of our food service program.

We are proud to be cooking meals from scratch using mostly whole, organic and local foods.

As you look over the monthly menu with your child, please keep the following in mind:

 

  • Each lunch includes milk as well as fresh fruits and vegetables from our salad bar.

  • Our milk is local and organic from Umpqua Dairy.

  • We order a majority of our produce from local, organic farmers and through Organically Grown Company, a locally owned and operated distributor.

  • Most of our dried goods come from Hummingbird Wholesale, another wonderful locally owned and operated distributor.

  • In order to maintain an affordable and sustainable program all meals are vegetarian.

  • Vegan options are available every day. 

  • Gluten free meals are indicated by “GF” on the menu. 

  • If your child has a food allergy, please fill out the food allergy form in the office and speak with us before sending them through the lunch line.

  • We also serve breakfast every school day. Breakfast service begins at 8:00am and ends at 8:20am. 

  • Family and friends are welcome to join us for meals in the cafeteria.  If you bring a child please supervise them well in and out of the cafeteria and observe school rules while on campus. (See procedures and payments below for more information.)

  • Menu items are subject to change if/when unforeseen circumstances occur.

  • The more people who participate in our meal program, the stronger our healthy school lunch program will be!

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Free and Reduced Meal Applications

 

Families can complete the Free And Reduced Meals (FARM) application to qualify for a free or reduced price for breakfast and/or lunch. We encourage you to complete an application even if you think you do not qualify, this information also helps our school qualify for Title I funding. We have two ways to fill out an application:

 

Option #1: Download, fill out and return the following form. (Click here) This form can be printed out or filled out on a computer, saved and returned to us. 
 
Option #2: Complete the online survey at https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp

 

VERY IMPORTANT: Please see the new income qualification table for free meals according to the Student Success Act. (Click Here) This is over 60% more generous than the federal reduced table you will see on the online ODE application. 

If you'd like detailed instructions to apply for free & reduce meals, please see the following document. (Click Here)

 
Village School Wellness Policy

The Village School is committed to supporting the health and well-being of every student, and to to promoting a culture of health and wellbeing for all school employees. Our wellness program provides appropriate tools to achieve this. We recognize that it is the school’s role to model and actively practice, through policies and procedures, the promotion of nutrition education, physical activity and environmental, social and sexual health. The policies outlined in this document are intended to create a school environment that protects and promotes the health of our students. We see this as a living document, and are always interested in hearing people's suggested improvements. 

 

VS-Wellness-Policy-June28-2017.pdf

Village School Kitchen Media

Most recent Lane County Environmental Health Inspection Results:  June, 9, 2021

FNS 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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