Hot Lunch Program

Elementary Breakfast Program

The breakfast program will again be available at the elementary school at a cost of $1.50 per meal. Each day breakfast is served from 8:00-8:30 am and includes cereal, fruit, juice, milk, and a 5th item each day that changes (examples are omelet, pop tart, french toast, etc.) If you qualify for free and reduced meals, this will apply to the breakfast program also.

Food Service at Richland #44

There are special people at both of our schools who work each day to help improve students’ concentration, enhance classroom participation, increase test scores, and keep our kids healthy and ready to learn. Amazingly these people do this without even entering the classrooms. Who are these impressive people?

They are the Food Service Department, and Richland is proud of our employees who do this hard work every day. Research shows that kids who eat well learn better. So, the hard work that gets done in the kitchen each day is NOT just about the food; it makes good education possible. Our nutrition staff strives each day to provide your children with tasty, healthy meals. Proper nutrition is key to the optimal growth and development of children.

free & reduced

Letter to Households and Application Instructions.

North Dakota passed SB 2284, which expands no-cost meals to all ND students from families making up to 200% federal poverty level.

Example: A family of five now qualifies with up to $70,280 of household income.

Please consider applying for FREE & REDUCED meals with these increased income eligibility amounts!!

Questions? Contact Kendra Dockter, Business Manager for more information on the Free & Reduced Lunch Program

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