Food and Nutrition Services

Announcements


Harlem Schools Qualify for Free Meals through the Community Eligibility Provision


We are excited to announce that all students in the Harlem School District will now be eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), as authorized by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This provision allows our students to receive free meals starting this school year until the end of the 2025-2026 school year. Please see below for important details regarding the CEP program.


Do I still have to apply for fee assistance?

Yes. The CEP does not cover other fees associated with school, so it is important for families to continue to apply for fee assistance each school year.


What is considered a Free Meal?

The CEP does not cover ala carte items or individually purchased items such as milk. The school menus for this year will indicate which meal is covered by the CEP and is free to students.


Every meal will contain the students' choice of 5 meal components: milk, a whole grain, meat/meat alternative, fruits, and vegetables. In order for a student to receive the complimentary meal, the student must choose 3 out of the 5 components offered, and 1 of those items must be a fruit or vegetable. Anything outside of this will be charged as à la carte.


For more information, visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/community-eligibility-provision-resource-center.

The CEP does not cover other fees associated with school, so it is important for families to continue to apply for fee assistance each school year.

Online Payments and Account Management

Meal Magic® Family Portal

To securely deposit money into your student(s) account with your debit or credit card (MasterCard/Visa), select the link below. There is a $1.00 handling fee. This website allows you to view payments and student account meal purchases.

Money remaining in the account from last school year will carry over to the current school year and school the student attends.

Contact Us

Food and Nutrition Services Department

8505 N. 2nd St.

Machesney Park, IL 61115

815-654-4500 ext. 1026

815-654-4600 fax

Jill Mosher

Director of Food and Nutrition Services

jill.mosher@harlem122.org

Jennifer Wagner

Administrative Assistant

jennifer.wagner@harlem122.org