District 54 provides free lunches and milk for those students unable to pay under the Illinois Free Lunch and Special Milk Programs. Children from households that meet federal guidelines are eligible for free lunch and milk.
Students attending school in person who qualify for the free lunch program receive their lunches at school. In addition, families can pick up lunches and milk on weekdays at their school on days their child is in remote learning. If you need this assistance, call your school office to ask about lunch pick-up times and procedures.
To receive free lunches and milk for your child, you must complete an application and return it to school. Incomplete applications cannot be processed or approved. Only one application per household is needed. Applications for free lunch must be renewed each year.
SNAP/TANF households: Households that currently receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for their children but did not receive a letter from the school stating that their children are automatically approved, only have to list each child’s name and food stamp or TANF case number and sign the application. Link card numbers cannot be used.
Other households: If a household’s income is at or below the level shown on the income scale, children are eligible for free lunch and milk. Households must provide the following information:
Verification: School officials may verify the information on the application at any time during the school year.
Fair Hearing: If you do not agree with the decision on your application or with the results of verification, please contact Ric King at (847) 357-5011. You also may ask for a fair hearing. If you wish to request a hearing you must do so in writing and send your request to Associate Superintendent Nick Myers, School District 54, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194.
Confidentiality: Information submitted on your application is only used by school officials to determine if your child qualifies for free lunch and milk. The signature of the child’s parent or legal guardian is required on the application to allow school officials to determine eligibility for other services.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, District 54 is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin sex, age or disability. If you believe you have been discriminated against, write to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.