UPDATE: The USDA has extended the Summer Food Service Program through June 30, 2021. 

What does that mean?  Free Breakfast and Free Lunch will be available to all Jackson County Central Students, whether in-school or distance learning. 

This applies to complete, reimbursable meals and only available to Jackson County Central- Enrolled Students.

To sign up for Meal Distribution, please complete the Food Service Survey that was sent out via Instant Alert.  Questions?  Call Kari Rubitschung, Food Service Director at 507-847-6637 or email kari.rubitschung@jccschools.net.   

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUBMIT THOSE

APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS. 

These applications are critical to important funding for 

title programs, reduced athletic fees and many more that benefits all students.

Welcome to JCC Food Services
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Our staff are extremely passionate about serving children nutritious and delicious breakfast and lunch meals daily.
Due to Covid-19, Breakfast and Lunch will look a bit different than in the past. 

All JCC schools will still offer a great breakfast.  Remember, breakfast is FREE if you qualify for free/reduced meals. There are so many awesome benefits to eating a healthy breakfast. We encourage you to take advantage of this convenient breakfast option.
Parents are encouraged to come in and eat with your children anytime!  and thank you for supporting Jackson County Central Nutrition Services!

Note:  Adult & Guest Lunch Price has increased to $3.85

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Online Payments for Meal Accounts

Online payments are now available via the Parent Portal Website.  Simply log-in to your Parent Portal to deposit a payment into your child's meal account.  There is a $4.00 convenience fee per transaction.  You can deposit to multiple accounts per transaction.

Any questions, please contact the school at 507 847 3608. Thank you!

JCC's Breakfast and Lunch Menus

At Jackson County Central School District, we strive to go above and beyond the USDA guidelines for menu planning. We take great pride in serving our students great breakfast and lunch meals to prep them for their busy school day. Our menus are kid friendly and we use student feedback and student surveys when planning our menus. When possible, we use locally grown items from farmers right here in the area. Fresh fruits and vegetables are provided daily and we offer daily garden bars at all of our schools. There is something for everyone!  

JCC food service employees go above and beyond to give our students the best customer service and comfortable atmosphere for meal times. They are very proud of the nutritious and delicious meals they serve their students.

We invite you to come check out the breakfast and lunch program at your child's school. Thank you for supporting school meals!

Understanding Offer versus Serve

Federal guidelines determine what constitutes a complete breakfast and lunch. Only a complete meal qualifies for reimbursement from the State and Federal government. Jackson County Central schools follows the Offer Versus Serve Provision for school meals at all grade levels.

What is Offer versus Serve?
Offer versus Serve gives students the opportunity to choose only those foods which they intend to eat in the School Breakfast/Lunch Program. This feature of the National School Breakfast/Lunch Program is designed to reduce food waste and give students the opportunity to select only the foods they enjoy.

Lunch consists of 5 food components: a meat or meat alternate, vegetable choices, fruit choices, bread or grain item, and milk. Many main entrée items count as the meat / meat alternate and grain item and are considered two food components, To be considered a reimbursable lunch, a student must take a minimum of three of the five food components. One of the three food items must be a half cup of a fruit or vegetable or combination of the two. If a student takes less than three components, including the half cup of fruit or vegetable, the meal will not be reimbursable and he/she will be charged the a la carte price for each item.A la carte items are not included in the free or reduced meal prices and will be charged to the student’s account.

Breakfast consists of three food components: a grain (a meat or meat alternate may be substituted for part of the grain), fruit/juice/vegetable and milk. Under offer vs serve, the meal must contain 4 food items from the three food components. To be considered a reimbursable breakfast a student must take three of the four food items. One of the three food items must be 1/2 cup of a fruit or vegetable. If a student takes less than three food items, including the one cup of fruit, juice or vegetable, the meal will not be reimbursable and he/she will be charged a la carte prices for each item. A la carte items are not included in the free or reduced meal prices and will be charged to the student’s account.

Kari Rubitschung
Food Service Director
507-847-6637
kari.rubitschung@jccschools.net

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Food Service Substitutes Needed

 

We are in need of a couple Food Service substitutes to help prepare and serve healthy meals to students! Come join our fun atmosphere in any of the school kitchens.

Please contact Kari Rubitschung, Food Service Director at kari.rubitschung@jccschools.net or 507-847-6637 or fill out an application (found online under employment tab) and bring to any of the school offices.
Thank you!