Lunch Program


As of September 1, 2020 the USDA announced all children under 19 years of age are eligible for free meals. This waiver is available till Dec. 31, 2020, and is community eligible.

Lunch will be available for pickup at dismissal at every school.
In addition, district wide lunch pick-up is at Hauser Junior High, outside door number 5 between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. (walk up site only, no cars).
We encourage families to sign up for lunch. The district developed a sign up sheet with days listed two weeks in advance. Signing up for lunch will help the logistics of the program. 
Click here to review the menu and sign up. Once you click on submit, you will receive an email confirming the days you signed up for.

Note: Parents of Ames, Blythe Park and Hollywood students should contact their child’s attending school for more information regarding lunch pick-up times.

Riverside District 96 School Meals Meet New Nutrition Standards
As students return to school this fall, they’ll find healthy choices in their school cafeteria.
Our Cafeteria will be providing school meals that meet new federal nutrition standards, ensuring that meals are healthy, well balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits for saturated fat and portion size. School lunches meet additional standards requiring:
    • Age-appropriate calorie limits
    • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
    • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
    • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
    • More whole grains
    • And less sodium

We are always working to offer our students healthier and tastier choices. School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families.