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D211 Summer School Meals, Seamless Summer Program Information

This summer the District 211 food service department will be serving both breakfast and lunch during summer school. As in previous years, breakfast, lunch, and a la carte options are available to all students attending summer school. A complimentary breakfast will be available to all students daily. Additionally, Hoffman Estates and Palatine High Schools qualify for the USDA’s Seamless Summer meal program, which allows these schools to offer a free breakfast and lunch to all students attending both high schools’ summer school programs, as well as any child under the age of 18 in the community. “Our summer feeding programs allow us an ...

District 211 Celebrates 1 Million Meals Served This School Year

A lucky student helped High School District 211 reach an impressive milestone on May 18. As he stood in the Hoffman Estates High School cafeteria food line, little did freshman student Jett Dennis know he would be a part of the District’s food service department celebrating its 1-millionth meal served during this school year. “I was very surprised,” said Jett after the announcement during lunch. “It is nice how the school provides us with a good lunch that we can eat and enjoy every day.” Jett went to purchase his lunch when the milestone celebration kicked off. The marching band played songs and food service staff and adminis...

District 211 Summer Feeding Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Students, Community

This summer the District 211 food service department implemented another successful summer feeding program to its students and the community. Meals were available to all students in the cafeteria during the duration of summer school with a variety of options available for breakfast and lunch daily. During the 2016 summer, an average of 2,700 meals were served daily in District 211. The Seamless Summer Program, which is operated under the USDA’s National School Lunch Program, provided complimentary meals to Palatine and Schaumburg High School students. The program also offers community children 18 years and younger a free breakfast and lunch, ...

District 211 ‘Seamless Summer’ Program Provides Meals to Community Youth

  New this summer, any child under the age of 18 will be eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch from Palatine or Hoffman Estates High School. The program, called “Seamless Summer,” aims at providing individuals in the community with meals during the summer. All children 18 years and under are eligible to receive meals Monday through Thursday from June 9 through July 22. “Demographics in District 211 have changed, which demonstrates the need to feed children in our community,” said Mary O’Connor, director of Food Service at District 211. “The Seamless Summer program allows the food service department to reach out to ...

Information about District 211’s Food & Nutrition Services

District 211 operates one of the largest school food service programs in Illinois. More than 8,000 students participate in the school lunch and breakfast programs each school day. As a participant in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, District 211 offers a variety of nutritionally balanced meal options to students in order to support adequate growth, development and nutritional well-being. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the food service department is operating under new regulations as outlined under the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. The department has transitioned its meal service to offer more complete “combinat...

District 211 Prepares for Upcoming National School Breakfast Week

During National School Breakfast Week, schools help encourage and educate students about why they shouldn’t skip what is considered the most important meal of the day. For many students in the country, including some in District 211, access to a proper breakfast isn’t always possible. That is why District 211 is participating in National School Breakfast Week outlined by the School Nutrition Association. The week runs from March 3 and continues through March 7, and promotes the importance of breakfast to students and how it’s beneficial not to skip. “This week gives us a chance to focus on the importance of a nutritious breakfast served ...

District 211 Participation in Free and Reduced Lunch Program Ensures All Students Receive Healthy Food Options

High School District 211 has a diverse student population, and because of this, each school strives to ensure the needs of individual students are met. This is one reason District 211 participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The program allows the District to provide qualifying students meals at a free or reduced rate based on household income. It’s beneficial for District 211 to participate in the program because it allows every student access to a meal that is nutritionally balanced and meets strict federal requirements. “The program offers every student a meal choice at an affordable rate, and offers a growing ...