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USDA Waiver Provides Free Meals For Students During Virtual Learning

The free meals were made possible after district officials received a waiver sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture. This change resumes the summer meal rules and regulations and makes meals free and available for all children 18 and under in the community. Please see the updated details below, and if you have a need for food, items may be ordered on through Nutrislice from the District website.

Do meals for lunch need to be pre-ordered?

Yes, meals will be provided for all students, and families must pre-order by 9 am of the day of pick up or delivery. Meals must be pre-ordered using the District’s Nutrislice on-line program, or through the Nutrislice app, available on the Apple Store or Google Play. Additional information about the Nutrislice pre-ordering process is available on the Food Service Department website.

Note: Students enrolled in in-person learning at Cooke School or in our PreK program, will continue to order meals as they have in the past.

Video tutorial for ordering lunches through Nutrislice (virtual learning students)

Video tutorial for ordering lunches through Nutrislice (in-person students)

Where are the lunch meals being made available?

Online learners, whether a student is learning completely online or is in a hybrid program, must pre-order their lunch. Lunches can be picked up in the west parking lot (Athletics Department) entrance of Northville High School (45700 Six Mile Rd.) between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm each school day. This process also applies to Cooke students who are learning virtually.

In-person learners must also pre-order their lunch which will be delivered to the students’ classrooms. If you have multiple students attending in-person, parents will need to order meals for each of their students individually in Nutrislice. Please make sure that you choose the correct school and the correct classroom/teacher for each of your students when ordering for multiple students. Students enrolled in, in-person learning at Cooke School or in our Pre-K program will continue to order meals as they have in the past.

Do I still need to complete the Free & Reduced Application?

Yes, this program is currently planned to end on December 18th, 2020 – or until funding is exhausted – families should be aware that this USDA waiver does not replace the need to apply for free or reduced meals for the remainder of the school year for those families who are eligible. Free and Reduced meal applications from the last school year expire on October 19, 2020, and participation in the program must be renewed annually.