USDA Seamless Summer Option for Free Meals

USDA Seamless Summer Option for Free Meals
Posted on 10/05/2021




Meridian School District Families

Meridian School District is participating in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Seamless
Summer Option (SSO) for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year. This means that our school
provides free meals to all students! This program provides additional support and flexibility for
our district to continue serving meals to children while maintaining safety measures and
managing the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

Included in the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are nationwide supply chain and product
availability shortages. Disruptions are due to a lack of availability of raw ingredients and labor to
produce, unload, and transfer food products. Some food and/or beverage products normally
provided to students may not be available or arrive as scheduled. Due to unforeseen
circumstances, last-minute menu changes and product substitutions may occur. Be assured
meals will remain balanced, healthy and plentiful. We ask for patience and understanding as we
do our best to meet the needs of your children.

Please contact me with any questions at 815-645-2230 Ext 4351 or email me at
[email protected]

Lisa Reber
Food Service Director
Meridian School District#223