Child Nutrition Services
Welcome back for the 2020-2021 School Year!
Online Free and Reduced Applications: www.mealappnow.com/manlac
Free and Reduced Applications: Lackland ISD is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Even if you do not plan on eating in the cafeteria, please submit a free and reduced application. Information from the free and reduced meal program is used to establish other federal funding rates such as the E-Rate program used to purchase technology resources for our students.
Qualifying for the free and reduced meal program may also make your family eligible for other benefits. Applications are available online at: www.mealappnow.com/manlac. Paper applications are also available at the district office or the school’s main office.
We also encourage you to submit a free and reduced application at any time during the school year that your family’s income, number of dependents, or other potentially qualifying event occurs.
Changes to the Free Meal Eligibility for Pre-K Students: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has discontinued its 2019-2020 initiative to provide free meals for Pre-K students. Pre-K students enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year must now complete an application to qualify for free and reduced meals through the USDA National School Lunch Meal Program.
MEAL SERVICE SCHEDULE DURING REMOTE LEARNING:
Lackland ISD will be implementing several meal distribution strategies to ensure LISD students have the opportunity to participate in the district’s school lunch and breakfast program.
Lackland Curbside Meals – Meals will be available for curbside pickup for all LISD students in the high school parking lot next to the high school cafeteria. Meals will be served from 10:30 am – 11:15 pm on instructional school days.
Medina Base Curbside Meals – Meals will be available for curbside pickup on Medina Base at the Belfour Beatty Community Center parking lot. Meals will be served from 11:45 am – 12:30 pm on instructional school days.
Note: To reduce the number of trips to school and maximize learning time, both lunch and breakfast will be provided during the daily meal pickup time at our curbside locations.
On Campus Meal Service - Breakfast and lunch meals will be available at both cafeterias for students taking in-person classes. Meal times for on-campus instruction will follow the schools' lunch bell schedule.
Meal prices will be based on the student’s free, reduced, or paid eligibility status. Meal prices are listed on the district webpage at: https://www.lacklandisd.net/departments/operations/child-nutrition-services/menu-prices.
Please ensure sufficient funds are in your student’s meal account. Payments can be made at the district’s central office, the school’s main office, or online at: https://www.lunchmoneynow.com/lmn/splash.php.
Safety Protocol: To comply with current social distancing protocols, drivers and walkers are required to wear a mask and follow all other social distancing requirements. Please prepare a student information card with the student’s name and student identification number to show to the person documenting meal sales at the distribution site. The information card should be large enough to read at a distance of 8 feet.
Basic Food Safety- Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential to prevent foodborne illness and spread of viruses. You can't see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. Follow these steps to keep food safe:
- Clean — Wash hands and surfaces often. Always wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before and after handling food.
- Separate — Don't cross-contaminate. Keep raw meat, poultry, fish, and their juices away from other food. After cutting raw meats, wash cutting board, utensils, and countertops with hot, soapy water.
- Cook — Cook to the right temperature. Heat hot food to 165 degrees and keep cold foods cold, below 40 degrees.
- Chill — Refrigerate promptly.
- Perishable food should not be left out more than 2 hours at room temperature—1 hour when the temperature is above 90 degrees.
- Discard any food left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
- Consume your curbside meals within four days.
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: 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: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.