Food Service

Food Service

2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR - FOOD SERVICE
Through a collaborative solicitation with Community Consolidated School District 21 in Wheeling, District 23 has partnered with Organic Life, LLC to provide quality, nutritious, and satisfying meals to our students for the 2021-22 school year. Organic Life provides food service management to many school districts and students.  By partnering with CCSD21, District 23 receives membership into a network of food, produce and supply companies that allow for better, healthier choices at more competitive prices.
 
Good nutritional habits and learning are related! The team preparing, cooking, and serving the food to District 23 students is made up of professionals dedicated to student's health, well-being, and ability to learn. Students are provided with a variety of appealing food and beverages that are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines and meet student health and nutrition needs.
 
As was the case last year, because of the extension of the foodservice waiver by the US Department of Agriculture, students will not be charged for their daily breakfast or lunch.  Breakfast will be offered at all buildings and students will be given time to eat in their classrooms/multi-purpose rooms.  Lunch will be served and consumed in the cafeterias.

Monthly menus will continue to be posted on the District’s website.  While lunch options will continue to be limited to one or two, our food service partner, Organic Life, will be working to incorporate additional choices during the later fall.  The daily menus include breakfast and lunch options that include protein, grain, vegetables, fruit, and dairy. Lunch entrees are also accompanied by the appropriate choices of sides plus milk.
 
It is our goal to also offer a selection of ala carte items (snacks and drinks) at MacArthur as our food offerings grow throughout the 2021-22 school year.  These ala carte items will be available for purchase through each child’s lunch account.  Account deposits may be made in advance in the MacArthur Middle School office or online through www.MyMealTime.com.  Cash will no longer be accepted in the cafeteria lines.  

As always, students are welcome to bring a lunch from home.  We ask that parents make sure students can open all of their lunch components with little/no assistance.
 
MAKING MEAL ACCOUNT DEPOSITS
Once additional ala carte items are added, students will be able to use their MealTime accounts to make these purchases.  Parents will be required to make advanced periodic deposits into their child’s meal account to eliminate cash handling and to avoid lunch line delays. No cash is allowed in line at the elementary schools.  To make a deposit using a credit card, you can use My MealTime Online.  My MealTime Online also permits parents to view their child’s purchase history and their current balance.  Convenience fees apply.

If you prefer, you can simply send cash or a check to the school in an envelope marked “Lunch Deposit” with the child’s name, ID number, and amount of deposit.  Checks should be made payable to Prospect Heights School District 23 OR PHSD 23.

Again, daily breakfasts and lunches will be provided to every student, at no cost. Because of the changes in reimbursement requirements, we will not be continuing the weekly meal bag distributions in the 2021-22 school year. Please feel free to contact the Business Office with any questions.


MEALTIME ONLINE INFORMATION
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