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INFORMATION AND POLICIES

  • Our food service team is committed to serving the students of our district healthy, nutritious and delicious food. We adhere to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program guidelines for portion sizes, fat and sodium content and nutrient value of the meals that are served. We serve all Whole Grain and Whole Grain Rich products, and reduced and low fat ingredients are used whenever possible. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available daily as well as 1% low fat and fat free milk choices.
  • Our school uses a computer based point of sale program that works like an internal debit system for the students. Funds can be placed on your child's account and meal purchases are deducted when your child receives a meal from our cafeteria.
  • Payment is to be made in advance. Accounts must have funds available for meal purchases. Invoices will be sent home when an account is over due or upon request. If you would like to know your child's account balance or need a statement or printed menu, please just call or send us a note. Statements can also be emailed to you. Just send an email- include your Child's Name, to:  gberardis@cmcspecialservice.org
  • Payment can be sent into school with your child, or if you prefer you can mail it to: CMCSSSD, Food Services, 4 Moore Road, DN 704, CMCH, NJ 08210. Please be sure your payment is identified with your child’s full name, especially if sending cash. We are unable to accept Credit Cards or On-line payments at this time.
  • Checks can be made payable to: CMCSSSD
  • STUDENT CHARGE POLICY: If a cafeteria account is overdue we will send notices home to you. We ask that you make payment in a timely manner or contact us so we can arrange a payment schedule. If payment is not received or you have not contacted us about making payment, an alternate meal of a cheese sandwich with milk or juice will be provided. Please contact us if you have any questions about a balance due or how to make payment on your child's account. To receive a complete printed copy of our board approved STUDENT CHARGE POLICY, please contact the Business Department at 609-465-2720 ext. 2212 or gberardis@cmcspecialservice.org. Thank you.
  • FREE AND REDUCED MEALS APPLICATION: Applications can be updated if your circumstances or income change during the school year. A downloadable application is available:  in the DOCUMENTS AREA - select the  FOOD SERVICES TAB and look for the applications there. Please contact us if you have questions or need a paper application sent home to you.
  • Printable breakfast and lunch menus are also available in the DOCUMENTS AREA .  Or to quickly check the daily school breakfast and lunch menus just visit the "Dining Tab" on our site.
  • Offer versus Serve Meal Program: Our schools have adopted an offer versus serve policy. In order for a meal to be considered a full, reimbursable meal by USDA standards students must include a minimum amount of food choices on their trays. Each day students will be offered at least four food items at breakfast and may decline one if they choose, but can take all four. At Lunch they will be offered at least five food items, and they can decline two if they choose, but can take all five. Our cafeteria staff are trained to provide correct portion sizes and assist students in choosing the minimum requirements while encouraging students to take all components to complete their meal with the best nutrition!

If you have any questions regarding account balances, the free and reduced meals application or any food service related issue please call us at 609-465-2720 ext. 2212 or email: gberardis@cmcspecialservice.org

Thank you for participating in our School Breakfast and Lunch Programs!

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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.htm... 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.