Have School-Aged Children? You May Be Eligible for Grocery Benefits During COVID
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students who normally get free or reduced price school meals at school may be eligible for a program to help your family buy groceries. This program is called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT). Click HERE for P-EBT FAQ (English)
¿Tiene hijos de edad escolar? Puede ser elegible para los beneficios alimentarios durante COVID
Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, los estudiantes que normalmente reciben comidas escolares gratuitas o a precio reducido en la escuela pueden ser elegibles para un programa para ayudar a su familia a comprar alimentos. Este programa se llama Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios por la Pandemia (P-EBT por sus siglas en inglés). Click HERE for P-EBT FAQ (Spanish)
About Nutrition Services
The Nutrition Services Department of the Valley View School District is a nonprofit $8 million dollar a year business. Over 175 part time Nutrition Services professionals take pride in preparing breakfast and lunch for about 18,000 students daily. We prepare food on site in all eighteen of our buildings.
The Nutrition Services program is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act. The federal laws regulating the Nutrition Services programs are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture through the Illinois Department of Education. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
We continually strive to improve the nutritional integrity of our breakfast and lunch programs.Want to help?
- Nutritional values of meals are evaluated over a period of a week rather than judged on a single meal or food item.
- Student meals contain adequate calories and a variety of foods to support growth, development, and a healthy weight.
- Purchasing practices ensure the use of high quality ingredients and prepared items to maximize student acceptance. Nutrition Services professionals continue to work with industry to develop these foods.
- Foods are prepared in ways that ensure a balance between optimal nutrition quality and student acceptance.
- Foods offered to students in addition to the school breakfast and lunch will be of optimal nutrition quality.
- The school cafeteria serves as an educational venue to promote good nutrition practices.
DONATE NOW to the VVSD Hunger Free Fund! Please fill out this form to make a donation. You may specify the donation goes to a specific school or district-wide. Donations are placed in an account which is used when a student is in need of a meal but has no balance remaining. If you have any questions contact the VVSD Nutrition Services Dept at Nutritionservices@vvsd.org or 630-771-2931