The Liberty County School Nutrition Program is open for business with many new offerings for our children and parents alike.
2009-10 free and reduced price meal applications are available at every school. One application per household is all that is necessary. Your child will be served breakfast and lunch with their last school year meal status (free, reduced or paid) for the first 30 days of school or until a new application is turned in. We encourage parents to complete one as quickly as possible. You may also download a copy of the application at http://www.liberty.k12.ga.us/Nutrition/forms.asp
Applications can be filled out at any time throughout the year to reflect any changes in household income. Applications can be turned into your child’s school cafeteria clerk or homeroom teacher. You may also mail it to: Liberty County School Nutrition Program, 200 Bradwell St., Hinesville, GA 31313.
Take advantage of the opportunity to have all or a portion of your child’s meal taken care of by completing an application. Income eligibility guidelines are established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
MyLunchMoney.com is available as an alternative way to put money on your child’s meal account. The program can be accessed at www.myLunchMoney.com and following the prompts. Payments can be done through a secured site with your debit or credit card. You can choose a one time payment or an automatic pre-payment option. There is a $1.95 transaction fee that will be applied to your account. Payments can be made any time. The student’s school, grade, birth date and ID number are required to set up the payment. No more worrying about your child having enough lunch money in their account. The traditional method of paying for your child’s meal account with cash or check in person is still available as well.
Offer vs. Serve Meals will be available to all students, except pre-K. Offer vs. serve has been available only to middle and high schools thus far, but we are ‘rolling it out’ for elementary schools this year.
Offer verses serve means each child may choose three or more items for their meal. They may choose an entrée, a vegetable and milk. Or they may choose an entrée, vegetable, fruit, bread and milk. We encourage our students to take at least one item from each of the five food groups. Students may decline one of the four required food items offered for breakfast.
We hope this encourages children to not waste food they will not eat. Choices will be available so they will have a well balanced meal. Calcium fortified juice will be offered to those who don’t like to drink milk.
Meal Prices and Menus. Our meal prices did increase this school year. The Elementary prices are: Breakfast $1 for paid students and 30 cents for reduced price students. Lunch $1.50 for paid students and .40 cents for reduced price students. Middle and High School prices are: Breakfast $1.25 for paid students and .30 cents for reduced price students. Lunch $1.75 for paid students and .40 cents for reduced price students. We welcome parents to have breakfast or lunch with their children at any time. Adult meal prices are $1.75 for breakfast and $3 for lunch.
We look forward to serving the children of Liberty County Schools.
Draffin is executive director Liberty County School Nutrition Program