FREE MEALS FOR EVERYONE
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved all schools to offer free lunch and breakfast (when available) to all students, regardless of income, for the 2021-22 school year. This means students will receive their USDA ‘Meal Deal” breakfasts and lunches for FREE this school year.
- Students must take the required components to make a reimbursable meal in order for it to be free. Reimbursable meal details will be displayed in the cafeteria or during meal delivery. The cashier/school staff will help students construct a full reimbursable meal.
- Nothing needs to be sent to the school in order to have a student receive meals for free. Free meals are automatically offered to all students regardless of income.
- If students purchase extras (such as a bottled drink) available in the serving line, a la carte (such as a singular milk or entree), snacks from vending machines, etc., the student will be charged for these items. If your student intends to purchase items other than a meal, please make sure there are adequate funds on their account.
- Families that believe they would normally qualify for free and reduced meals should still submit a free meal application as this can help with qualifying for other assistance programs for the family and student. Benefits from completing applications stretch far beyond the cafeteria and impact students in the classroom and at home. All information submitted in these applications is private and confidential!
Breakfast is served weekdays in the cafeteria 45 minutes before the first bell. Short on time? Wake up late? Don’t skip the most important meal of the day! A wide selection of nutritious grab & go items available to start the day off right and get you to class on time. Bishop Chatard participates in the School Breakfast Program (SBP).
- The USDA free breakfast ‘meal deal’ consists of your choice of at least 3 of the 4 following groups: a whole grain, meat/meat alternative, fruit and milk. One choice must be a fruit.
Students can bring their own lunch or create a school lunch from cafeteria offerings in two serving lines every day.
- The free USDA ‘Meal Deal’ consists of a minimum of 3 of the following 5 food groups: any entrée/sandwich, vegetable, fruit, whole grain and milk. The meal must include a fruit or vegetable. Seconds and ala carte items are not included.
- Ala Carte offerings include entrees, sandwiches, pizza, fresh vegetable trays, & yogurt parfaits. Snacks offered for purchase include baked chips, ice cream novelties, fruit snacks, bottled water, Gatorade & Snapple products.
- Understanding the Lunchline: A Parent’s Guide to Meals
- REQUEST FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS – Information and request form
Paying for Lunches
Currently we do not accept payment or make change in the cafeteria line. Scan in your student ID card for touchless payment. Incoming freshmen will be given a temporary digital barcode until they receive their card.
Pay online at MyMealtime
Your MyMealtime account can be “loaded” with money and used as needed to purchase food in the cafeteria at meals. Every student has one, connected with their student ID number.
We encourage everyone to use their www.MyMealtime.com account.
Pay by check or deposit
Checks or cash may be dropped off outside the cafeteria at (bottom of the stairs- Door #10). These are then credited to the student’s MyMealtime account. (Please be sure to include the student’s name and ID number on the check. Allow 24 hours for processing.)
View charging policy.
Free/Reduced Price School Meals Program
BCHS participates in the National School Lunch Program, allowing us to provide free and reduced price lunches to students who qualify.
FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS IN 2021-2022!
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved all schools to offer free lunch and breakfast to all students regardless of income for the 2021-2022 school year.
Should I still apply for the Free/Reduced Meals Program this year? YES!
- Applications for the Free/Reduced School Meals Program need to be submitted each school year.
- Applications open July 19, 2021.
- All information is private and confidential.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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 at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:
(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; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- USDA Child Nutrition Program Non-Discrimination Statement
- Civil Rights Complaint Procedure
- Civil Rights Complaint Form with Instructions
The Summer Food Program for Children (SFSP) serves meals to children when the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program is not available during the summer. Locations for the program are usually published in May/June.