• REMINDER TO FAMILIES REGARDING THE 22-23 SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM AND APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS

    Posted 9/22/22

    In an effort to continue to clarify some aspects of food service for the 22-23 school year, the district would like to share some summary points about the free and reduced breakfast and lunch program.

    • If you received a direct certification letter, you DO NOT need to complete an application. Applications were sent home regardless of status, so please disregard if your child is directly certified.
    • After applications are processed, you will receive a letter indicating your eligibility status. Please allow a few weeks for processing and mailing.
    • Students can check their eligibility status with their student ID when they go through the lunch line.
    • Regardless of status, no student will be refused a meal at school. Encourage your students to get a meal if they do not have a meal from home. If you have questions, please call 716-807-3713

     

    MESSAGE TO FAMILIES CLARIFYING THE 22-23 SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM AND APPLICATION 

    In an effort to clarify some aspects of food service for the 22-23 school year, the district would like to share some summary points about the free and reduced breakfast and lunch program.  

    • If your child is directly certified, they are automatically approved for free meals. Letters were sent out from the district during the summer to notify currently eligible families of free and reduced status.
    • If you received a letter you do not need to complete an application.
    • The district continuously processes direct certifications throughout the year. If you become eligible, you will receive a letter stating the free status.
    • Eligible students will still receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches. Eligibility is determined by direct certification as described previously or income guidelines on the free and reduced meal application.
    • Applications were sent home as required by the state regardless of status, so if you already received your eligibility letter, an application is not needed.
      Only one application is needed per family.
    • After applications are processed, you will receive a letter indicating your eligibility status. Please allow a few weeks for processing and mailing.
    • Regardless of status, no student will be refused a meal at school. Encourage your student to get a meal if they do have a meal from home.
      If you have questions, please call 716-807-3713

School Lunch Program

  • healthy eating The North Tonawanda City School District participates in the National School Meal Program under the guidance of the USDA. Student lunch is planned to meet one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for the dietary guidelines for the student's age group. Under these guidelines, we must meet standards for calories, percentage of fat, protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.
     
    Our menus provide increased quantities of vegetables/fruits and grains for our District students. Students are offered a variety of milk choices, including fat-free, low fat, and flavored on a daily basis. Students are also offered a variety of meats/poultry, fresh fruits, vegetables and grains on a daily basis through our breakfast and lunch programs.


    Lunch is Served From:

    NTHS
    — 10:10 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.
    NTMS — 10:32 a.m. - 1:03 p.m.
    NTI — 10:45 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
    Drake — 11:20 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.
    Ohio — 10:50 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Spruce — 10:50 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.



    In addition, we offer healthy choices in our vending machines, snack bars, and school stores as well. The health and wellness of our students is very important to us and we do what we can to provide healthful choices everyday.
     
    Our goal is to encourage healthy lifelong eating habits by providing foods that are high in nutrients, low in fat and added sugars, and of moderate portion size.
     


     
     Contact the Food Service Department:
    Julie Calabro
    Food Service Director
    jcalabro@ntschools.org
    716-807-3713

Help Wanted

  • Food Service Worker - Responsible for preparing and/or building food items while providing customer service and adhering to food safety, handling, and sanitation procedures.
    > Apply on the Aramark website

Summer Meals

  • To locate summer meals in our area, call:

    1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6417)

Wellness Policy

  • View District Wellness Policy #5661

    **The district wellness committee, composed of four district administrators, one student, one health teacher, two physical education teachers, one school nurse and the district food service manager, develops and reviews the wellness policy.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

  • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil right regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participation 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 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 any of the following:
     
    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
    3.) Email:
     
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.