Berlin Central School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will continue to be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Berlin CSD would like to let families know that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.

The USDA recently announced it was extending the program until June 30, 2021, to help ensure children have access to school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The flexibilities extended will allow schools to continue to provide no cost meals.

As a result, students who purchase breakfast or lunch at school by ordering through myschoolbucks.com website will continue to receive free meals. They will need to order by 10 am Wednesday for the full following week. 

For any students doing remote learning (home school students are not eligible per State Regulations), they will need to follow the same ordering system. Pickup (no delivering) will continue to be at the back of BES Monday from 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm.  They will receive meals for Tuesday – Monday.

IF a student happens to forget their breakfast or lunch, we will have a limited number of entrees available. We will have on hand, PB & J sandwiches or another hot meal option in case we need to hand out a meal for a student who forgot or didn’t order a meal.

BMHS students who are hybrid, meals will be picked up at the end of their first scheduled day in school. So for instance, if the student is in school on Monday, they would pick up their ordered meals for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at the end of the day on Monday.  BMHS students in school on Tuesday, would pick up their ordered meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Monday. 

BES students who are remote on Wednesdays will bring home their meal for Wednesday on Tuesday. 

Meals are  “Grab n’ Go” only. The bags are sorted by classroom and picked up by Monitors/TA’s for delivery to the students.

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.html, 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

If you have any questions regarding the Berlin Central School District Food Service Program, please contact Tammy Whitman, Food Service Director, at 518-658-1500, option 8, ext. 1022 or twhitman@berlincentral.org.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.