The Open Classroom Lunch Program provides a fresh, healthy meal for our learning and growing children.
We adapt to childrens’ special allergen free requirements such as gluten free or dairy free. We are proud to provide balanced vegetarian options every day in addition to traditional meals. The food is prepared fresh daily and we avoid food that is prepackaged or filled with preservatives. Our daily vegetable and fruit choice cart contains several types of vegetables so there are many attractive options for the kids to choose from. We also serve hormone free milk, soy milk, and filtered water, no sugar-filled beverages.
For our hard working co-op parents and teachers we sell sustainably farmed coffee and tea at a reasonable price. Finally, we work to cut down on waste, by buying in bulk and using real trays and cups. Our fruit and vegetable scraps are composted or donated to families with goats, chickens, or worms. The OC has established a school garden with produce incorporated into our meals as available.
Meals are $3.00 per child or $4.00 per adult. We also participate in the federal free and reduced lunch program for those students who may need financial assistance to help pay for their meals. Families may apply at any time throughout the school year, applications are available in the main office.
We use an extremely secure and easy finger-scan system to charge your child’s lunch. This way we ensure accurate student identification and secure lunch accounts. There are no barcode cards or pins for your students to keep track of, and no mistaken or misused charges by other students. Instead we use a scan of one index finger to generate a unique number that is assigned to your child, and used to accurately charge lunch to your account. We do NOT take or keep fingerprints, and cannot recreate fingerprints from that unique number. We also automatically delete the account once your child(ren) leave or graduate. If you want to read more about the encrypted system we use, please go to this website:
It has in depth and visual explanations of the system we use.
Please contact OC Lunch if you have any questions.
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;