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School Menus and Food Services

Welcome! This page provides information and resources for school menus, special dietary restrictions, free and reduced meal applications, payments and more.

Monday, October 3 – Friday, October 7

All menus include Fruit & Salad Bar and choice of 1% low-fat or non-fat milk

Look for scratch-made (*) and local items on our menu!

Monday, October 3

All Schools

  • French Toast Sticks, Jack Mountain Sausage Links, Blueberry Sauce* (made with local berries!)

Second Option at Middle & High School 

  • Chicken Tortilla Soup*

Tuesday, October 4

All Schools

  • Chicken Corn Dog, Potato Wedges

Second Option at Middle & High School 

  • Vegetarian Chili* Fries with Cheddar Cheese, Whole Grain Pretzel

Wednesday, October 5 Taste of Washington Day!

All Schools

  • Two-Ton Tomato Sauce*, with or without meat Ragu*, Penne Pasta

Second Option at Middle & High School 

  • Basil Pesto Pasta Salad* with or without Chicken

Thursday, October 6

All Schools

  • Cheese Pull-Apart (think Cheesy Bread!) with Caesar Salad* added to the Salad Bar

*Our Caesar Salad Dressing is scratch-made fresh weekly in the BPS Central Kitchen and does not contain anchovies

Friday, October 7

All Schools

  • Teriyaki Rice Bowl with or without Chicken

Second Option at Middle & High School 

  • Meatball* Hoagie with Two-Ton Tomato Sauce* and Mozzarella Cheese

 

A (* ) indicates an item prepared from scratch in our Central Kitchen by the food services team


Special Dietary Restrictions

If you have questions about carbohydrates and allergens please email food services administrative assistant laura.davis@bellinghamschools.org.


Free and Reduced Meals Application

Review the income guidelines to confirm eligibility and then complete the online application. Paper applications are available at your school site or contact food services 360-676-6504. Families with only students at CEP schools do not need to complete this application; if you have any questions, please reach out to food services.


Food Services Online Payment

To add funds to a meal account, please visit the Food Services Online Payment page.

Breakfast –

Elementary $1.50

Secondary $1.75

Lunch –

Elementary $3.00

Secondary $3.25

Additional Information and Resources

Pandemic EBT (P - EBT) Food Benefits Details

P- EBT Summer 2022 Plans Approved!

Thanks to federal COVID-19 relief funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, many families in Washington state will start to receive Pandemic EBT (P- EBT) benefits beginning late-July and through the end of the summer. These benefits will help buy groceries while children are home during the summer months.

Pandemic EBT (P- EBT) food benefits are available to families with young children who are eligible for Basic Food benefits as well as school-aged children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meal programs. The Public Charge rule does not apply to P- EBT benefits and will not impact immigration status.

We encourage Families to Sign Up for Up-To-Date Information

Families can sign up for text message alerts about the status of their child’s P- EBT by going to textpebt.dshs.wa.gov. All they have to do is fill out a simple verification form to enroll.

P- EBT benefits can be used to shop at any grocery store, farmers market, or food retailer certified to accept SNAP/EBT.

P- EBT Plan Information

The Children Under 6 and Summer 2022 P- EBT programs will be available as follows:

  • P- EBT Children Under 6 program: Qualifying children under age 6 who live in a household that receives Basic Food benefits (the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Washington state’s Food Assistance Program) may receive $43 for each month they received Basic Food assistance from September 2021 – June 2022.
  • Summer 2022 P- EBT program: Qualifying children under age 6 as well as school-aged children will receive a one-time lump sum of $391 per child to cover the summer period through July and August 2022. School-aged children enrolled in Washington state schools that operate the NSLP who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals are eligible for Summer 2022 P- EBT benefits. Children under 6 will receive benefits under this plan as long as they receive Basic Food assistance during July and August.
  • These benefits are separate from a P- EBT 2021-2022 School Year program, which has not been approved by USDA at this time.

To ensure children who may be newly eligible receive P- EBT benefits, we encourage families to complete the free and reduced-price meal program application by August 31, 2022. Families should contact their district for meal application information.

P- EBT Contact Center

For full details and additional questions about P- EBT benefits, families can visit dshs.wa.gov/PEBT or call the P- EBT Contact Center at 833-518-0282 between 8 am and 5 pm PT, Monday-Friday (except observed holidays).

Food Services Social Media LinkTree

Food Services LinkTree – Bellingham Public Schools (bellinghamschools.org)

Social Media LinkTree

 

 

 

July 28, 2022

House Committee Advances Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

The Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act passed through the House Committee on Education and Labor yesterday! Thank you to everyone who took action and advocated. This is a moment to celebrate!

Of course, this is only step one. This bill needs to continue passing through the whole House as well as the Senate. Letting legislators know what's important to us and thanking them when they listen is crucial feedback, and continuing to spread the word to our communities on supporting child nutrition is key.

April, 6, 2022 

Support Kids Not Red Tape Act

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in introducing the Support Kids Not Red Tape Act, which would extend USDA school meal waivers from June 30, 2022 to September 30, 2023. These waivers have been crucial to helping schools and organizations feed children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With most schools still facing challenges as they return to normal operations, the flexibilities the waivers provide give our schools and summer meal programs much-needed support to deal with ongoing food service issues and keep kids fed. The bill will also help schools transition back to normal meal operations under the National School Lunch Program. USDA requested this authority be extended in the omnibus.

Murphy, Blumenthal, Stabenow Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Extend School and Summer Meal Waivers to Feed Children (senate.gov)

 

Instagram Post Date 4/11/2022

Free and Reduced Meals Application

Review the income guidelines to confirm eligibility and then fill out the application and return it to Food Services.

Letter to Household – Income Guidelines

Programa Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar/Programa de Desayuno Escolar

Online Application for Free and Reduced Meals (please use Google Chrome web browser to access)

Free and Reduced Price Meals (PDF)

 

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2022/04/anti-hunger-advocates-afraid-of-school-years-end-when-free-meals-for-many-ohio-kids-might-stop.html

With federal funding ending, full-priced school lunches could be on the menu for many students next year

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usdaprogram-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

(1) correo:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(2) fax:
(833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
(3) correo electrónico:
program.intake@usda.gov

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Patrick Durgan
Executive Chef and Director
360-676-6504

Lindsay Ahrens
Assistant Director
360-676-6504

M. Mataio Gillis
Culinary Program Supervisor
360-676-6504

Laura Davis
Administrative Assistant
360-676-6504

Laura Camacho
Accounting Technician
360-676-6572


Quick Links

Menu Resources:

Breakfast Menu_Revised 9-14

Lunch Portion Guide_Week 6 Oct 3-7

Daily-Deli Portion Guide

Pre-K (Preschool) Portion Guide_Rev 9-15