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Free and Reduced Price Meals

ISM participates in the federal Free and Reduced-Price Meals program. ALL ISM students are able to receive FREE meals even if they do not qualify for the Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program. To order meals families need to go to Boonli to set up an account and order their meals online.

Please remember, ISM receives additional funding for all students who qualify for Free and Reduced-Price Meals, and shares that money back with families through benefits like discounted After-School International. We ask that all families check the eligibility requirements and apply if they believe they have any chance to qualify, even if they do not plan to order lunches.

Please direct all questions regarding FRPM and all applications for the program to Lisa Wichael-Loomis, Operations Manager, at operations@ismonterey.org.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Eligibility Letter and Application

Carta de elegibilidad y la solicitud de comidas gratuitas

For additional support, explore the Women Infants and Children website. WIC provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Revolution Foods and Boonli

We're excited to again contract with Revolution Foods to prepare our fresh lunches and Boonli to provide online ordering for families to select and pay for meals. To register, simply visit Boonli and follow the instructions using the ISM school code: ISM294.

Rev Foods aims to use the  highest quality ingredients available. They adhere to strict food standards. The milk is rBST-free (hormone-free). They do not serve fried, overly processed, or microwaved food. There are never any high fructose corn syrup or artificial trans fats. They feature foods that are free of artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Revolution Foods provides fresh fruit, vegetables, and milk with every meal each day.

If you have any questions about Revolution Foods or Boonli, please email Lisa Wichael-Loomis, Operations Manager.

Meal Expectations

The ISM Wellness policy states, "ISM expects parents to pack healthy lunches, when not purchasing meals at school,  and to refrain from including beverages and foods that do not meet the school  standards."

Families should review the Healthy Eating Guide & Healthy Snack Recommendations to ensure that they follow school meal guidelines. This includes avoiding foods not allowed at school such as:

  • Canned fruits packed in Syrup
  • Dips high in fat and/or sugar
  • Chips
  • Cookies & cakes
  • Any deep fried foods
  • Soda pop, or other sweetened drinks
  • Energy drinks
  • Candy
  • Fast Food

What To Do If a Student Forgets to Bring Lunch

If a student does not bring a meal from home ISM, has Federally Compliant snack meals that they can acquire from the Lunch Program Coordinator. Students can also call home and ask family members to bring them a healthy lunch. ISM no longer allows meals to be delivered to the school by outside meal vendors or delivery agencies, such as pizza parlors, DoorDash, GrubHub, or Uber Eats.

Civil Rights

To understand your civil rights related to school meals, please see the official NOTICE below.
We follow the ISM Civil Rights Complaint Acceptance Procedure upon receiving a complaint.

 

NOTICE:

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 the Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer page, 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.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.