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CCSD62 participates in the USDA sponsored nutrition program and is committed to the overall wellbeing of children. We serve meals that are convenient, economical and healthy. Our menus are designed to provide good nutrition and variety for our students.

We are happy to announce that the district has contracted with a different food service vendor named OrganicLife which we believe will be a welcome change for our students and families. 

Another change that we believe will benefit district families is the elimination of the MySchoolBucks Program. With the migration from Infinite Visions to Infinite Campus last year, it is now possible for families to pay for their student(s) meals directly on Infinite Campus.

We are in the process of transferring any remaining balance on your MySchoolBucks account to Infinite Campus. In the next several weeks, you will receive information regarding how to navigate this new platform. 

 


 

The CCSD62 nutrition program

Includes the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the Special Milk Program.

CCSD62 has partnered with Organic Life to offer nutritious, healthy food options to all students. Meals are prepared at our on-site kitchen and transported to each school daily, and served to our diverse student body.

We are OrganicLife, District 62's new partner in providing nutritious and delicious meals to the district students. As pioneers in the school foodservice industry, we infuse excellence and innovation into every one of our meals. 

Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs:

Substitutions can be made to the regular meal, including milk for any child with disabilities (i.e. a life-threatening reaction when exposed to the food and/or beverage); Arbor Management and staff are trained in proper food handling, sanitation, and allergen management procedures. A licensed physician's statement is required Pursuant to Section 27-8.1 of the School Code. Please complete the Physician Statement form below.
 
 

Contact us

organic life food services

Lainie Schmidt
Director of Food Services
Phone: 847-789-5630
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Hours: Monday - Friday from 8am-4pm

Please note: Due to national supply chain disruptions and shortages, we may have to make changes to our menus with little or no notice. Please know that we are doing our best to serve meals as planned. Substitution of menu items will be communicated. We apologize in advance and thank you for understanding!

Full-priced meal items for 2024-2025

The Board of Education approved the food service prices for the 2024-2025 School year.

The following new prices are reflected on our Breakfast and Lunch Menus.

ITEM PRICE
Student Breakfast $1.50
Student Lunch $3.05
Adult Lunch $3.55
White Milk $0.65
Chocolate Milk $0.65

School wellness

Board Policy 6:050

School wellness, including good nutrition and physical activity, shall be promoted in the district's educational program, school activities, and meal programs.

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SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

organic Life will provide menus 10 days before each month.  

Lunch Menu

about organic life

At OrganicLife, we understand the importance of scratch cooking, community building, and catering to each student body's diverse dietary needs and preferences. Our talented team of chefs and registered dietitians work tirelessly to develop menu options specific to each individual school community that accommodate allergies, dietary restrictions, cultural preferences, and more. We are committed to ensuring that every student has access to meals that not only meet nutritional standards but also taste great! 

Learn More

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At OrganicLife, we believe in nourishing young bodies and minds with freshly prepared, nutritious meals each and every day. We are committed to bettering the lives of the students we serve, and we pride ourselves on being an innovative, attentive, involved foodservice partner.

For your students, we offer a wide variety of meal choices with a singular goal at the heart of what we do:

To provide exceptional service and chef-driven meals that are better quality, better tasting, and better for you!

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To that end, we:

  • Work directly with our purveyors and suppliers to ensure our foods meet specific goals relating to locality, ethics, and pesticides.
  • Incorporate wholesome, natural ingredients, and focus on foods rich in essential vitamins and nutrients such as: fresh veggies and fruits; wholegrain breads, pastas, and cereals; low fat or non-fat dairy; and lean chicken, and beef.
  • Fine tune our menus to showcase healthful fan favorite meals that exceed all state and federal requirements while always listening and developing new recipes based upon student body feedback and requests.

Food at School

With the exception of some students with special needs, teachers are prohibited from using food as an incentive or reward for students at school and during school day hours.

Additionally, students are prohibited from bringing food treats to school for birthday celebrations or any other celebrations during school day hours.

In lieu of food treats, students may bring non-edible treats such as stickers, pencils, erasers, or books. If you have any questions about what non-edible treats students may bring to school, please consult with your student’s classroom teacher.

Outside Delivery of Food

Students and parents are prohibited from ordering goods or food from outside vendors to be delivered to the school during school hours.

This prohibition includes the use of delivery services such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, or Postmates, as well as traditional delivery services.

Additionally, this provision extends to students participating in extracurricular school activities occurring before, during, or after school hours.

Lunch Period Expectations

Eating lunch at school and utilizing the school grounds during lunch recess requires cooperation so that the lunch period is a pleasant and safe time for everyone.

There may be assigned seating during lunch period. Students are expected to stay in their seats for safety purposes.

During lunch period, students are under the supervision of lunch supervisors and expected to follow directions as given.

Misbehavior during lunch period is considered a disciplinary issue and appropriate disciplinary actions are taken. Failure to follow lunchroom guidelines can result in disciplinary action.

Lunch period recess is held outdoors whenever possible. Students should dress appropriately for weather conditions. The district adheres to the Illinois State Board of Education’s weather watch guidelines when determining whether recess should be held indoors.

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, 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.