Information About Changes to the District 86 Food Service Program for Second Semester
During its meeting on Nov. 18, the District 86 Board of Education decided to extend our expanded free meal program for everyone through the end of first semester. The board also decided that evening to shift the availability of the program for second semester to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch or have an approved demonstrated need. That shift will take effect on Jan. 19.
In addition, Quest Food Management Services has informed us that it will be raising prices on several lunch items at the start of second semester. These increases, most of which are either $0.25 or $0.50 per item, are due to the challenges created by the ongoing global supply chain issues (e.g., not enough workers to process, distribute and deliver food, increased fuel prices, ocean freight disruption, etc.). Below is a list from Quest of the items being offered second semester, with the ones featuring price increases highlighted in yellow.
If a student has food needs that we can help address through our expanded free meal program, please share that information with their counselor or social worker. If you have questions or need more information about our free meal program in general, please contact Julie Van Ness (630-570-8214) at Hinsdale Central or Kristin Scamehorn (630-468-4216) at Hinsdale South. If you have questions or need more information about the price increases, please contact Josh Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.