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 dishes and utensils. 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 well.
Meals are $3.00 per child or $5.00 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 link:
It has in depth and visual explanations of the system we use.
Please contact OC Lunch if you have any questions.
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