Nutrition Services

October 7, 2020

BCPS Nutrition Services is offering Free To-Go school meals for any student under mandatory quarantine or isolation. If you are interested in these Free meals (5 breakfast & 5 lunches), please contact Nutrition Services at 616.878.6115 or e-mail nutritionservices@bcpsk12.net.

You may also go to  Q/I Meal Order Google Form and complete a Google order form for the Free To-Go meals for the next Monday. (5 breakfast and 5 lunches.)  The ordered meals are to be picked up at the Byron Center High School on Monday, 2:00pm -  2:30pm. The Google order form is open for orders until the Friday before.  Please call if you have questions regarding the Free To-Go meals or the ordering/pick up process.  We are here to help.  

 

September 30, 2020

Byron Center Public School’s Nutrition Services is offering Free To-Go meals to students who have chosen BC Virtual, BC Charter online learning option, or are currently in mandated quarantine/isolation. BCPS Nutrition Services is required to offer meal pick up for online learners and quarantined/isolated students by the USDA and Michigan Department of Education. Currently, the USDA has instituted a waiver that allows all children under the age of 18 to receive free breakfast and lunch. This waiver is in effect until December 31, 2020 or until the federal funding runs out. The To-Go meals do need to be ordered via the below order form link by Friday, at 5pm for Monday meal pick up. You will need to order each week for the following week’s meals.
•All Meal are at no cost (free) until after December 31, 2020, or until the federal funding runs out.
•After December 31, 2020, Meal costs will be charged to your student's account at your student’s current meal benefit price. You MUST ensure that there is money in your student(s)’s account. Deposits to your student’s meal account can be made at www.sendmoneytoschool.com.
•Meals will be bundled for multiple days and include breakfast and lunch (5 & 5.)
•All meals are complete and include Milk. You must take all items.
Ordering and Pick Up
•A parent or designee can pick up meals for any child(ren). Children do not have to be present for pick up. Nutrition Services personnel will need you to tell them the student’s name(s) you are picking meals up for.
•Pull up in the Parking Lot Loop by the pool entrance-the most southern Byron Center High School entrance off Burlingame Ave. There should be a light blue umbrella outside the kitchen service door.Please stay in your car, and the Nutrition Services staff will assist you.
•All orders are due by 5:00pm on the FRIDAY before pick up
•You need to sign up for meals by clicking on the link below.
•You must order for each child separately.
**If you order meals, and fail to pick them up, the meals will be charged to your student’s school meal account at the full price.
LINK TO ORDER FORM: Click here to fill out your student(s)’s school meal order
Meal Distribution:
Where: Byron Center High School South entrance by pool entrance
When: 2:00pm-2:30pm
What Day: MONDAY
How: Pull up in the Pool Parking Lot Loop. Please stay in your car, and we will assist you from there.
If we have any questions, we will call or email.
Thank you,
Kerri Saltzgaber
Nutrition Services Director, Byron Center Public Schools
nutritionservices@bcpsk12.net

 

September 24, 2020

USDA Announces Free Meals for All Students 

On Monday, August 31, 2020, the USDA announced a federal waiver extending the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that offers free meals for all students at all schools through December 31, 2020, or until funds run out. Breakfast is shelf-stable and can be picked up in the morning and eaten during the day. The SFSP is a continuation of the meal program Byron Center Nutrition Services operated during the spring 2020 school closure.  

The SFSP provides both breakfast and lunch for children 18 and under (or through age 26 for individuals with special needs) at NO COST.  The benefits are retroactive to the first day of school (August 31, 2020.)  All USDA reimbursable meals purchased from August 31 have been credited back to the student’s school meal account. Please note, only reimbursable meals will be at no cost (entree, fruit/vegetable).  Any items such as snacks, beverages, and extra entrees, will be charged at full price. 

When this meal program stops on December 31, 2020, or if the funding runs out sooner, Byron Center Nutrition Services must revert to charging school meals based on benefit eligibility. Free/Reduced Meal Applications are required. Families need an approved application on file to keep receiving free or reduced-price meals. Please go to www.lunchapp.com to complete a 2020-2021 school meals application. 

BCPS virtual students need to complete a weekly order for to-go meals. These meals will be free. The to-go meal pick up times, dates, and procedures remain the same. If you order to-go meals for your student, please, pick them up at Byron Center High School Monday 2:00-2:30pm. Our Meal Order Pick-Up forms are on the Nutrition Services page of the Byron Center Public School’s website.   https://www.bcpsk12.net/district/food-services/

If you have questions on the SFSP program, please call 616.878.6115 or email nutritionservices@bcpsk12.net.  

Thank you,

Kerri Saltzgaber
Nutrition Services Director

 

 

2-1-1: This service provides access to food, health, mental health, and various other needs. For assistance, call 2-1-1 on your mobile phone or dial 877-211-5253. Texting is available by texting your zip code to 898211. To access online, go to www.call-211.org.
 

 

Resources for Byron Center Families

Byron Center Community Ministries

Byron Community Ministries distributes USDA Food Commodities and limited personal care items to people in need.

Byron Community Ministries along with Alliance Counseling Group can help during this uncertain time, if you need any help please call 878-6000 or access information through our website at, https://www.byronministries.org/

Buist Community Assistance Center

If you are new to BCAC, bring your ID or a piece of mail with your name and address. Details available at www.buistcac.org.

Hand2Hand

To volunteer or have questions, please contact hand2handbc@gmail.com or to access Hand2Hand’s emergency plan, please visit: https://h2hkids.org/

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