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Acero Schools

School Nutrition Program

We are pleased to inform you that all Acero Schools will continue participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2023-2024 school year. Through the CEP program, all Acero scholars have access to a healthy, well-balanced breakfast and lunch at no cost. No further action is required of parents. All scholars will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application. 
All of our school meals meet nutritional guidelines and requirements as mandated by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). Although participation in our programs is not mandatory, we do recommend that all parents encourage their child to eat a school breakfast and lunch. Meal menus will be provided to all families each month via the school’s communications and they will also be available on our website. 
Acero partners with OrganicLife Smartfood Service as our food service management company. You can learn more about OrganicLife by visiting their website,
Should you have any questions or to obtain more information about meal times, please contact your school’s office.  


For other questions, comments or feedback, please email us at [email protected].

MENUS (K-12)
Summer Meals are available for children (18 and under) during summer break!  To find a Summer Meals site near you, call (800) 359-2163, text FoodIL to 304-304, or view the USDA online map at
Free summer meals are also available at some Acero Schools sites during select dates and times. Please note, meals must be consumed onsite. They cannot be taken home. See below for additional information regarding dates, times and locations. All locations will be closed on June 19th and July 4th in observance of the Holidays.
Cruz Campus - 7416 N. Ridge Blvd.
Breakfast & Lunch
7/8/2024-8/1/2024 (Monday through Thursday)
Breakfast: 8:45 am - 9:15 am
Lunch: 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Idar Campus - 5050 S. Homan Ave.
Lunch Only
7/22/2024-7/26/2024 (Monday through Friday)
Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Octavio Paz Campus - 2651 W. 23rd Street
Breakfast & Lunch
6/17/2024-7/26/2024 (Monday through Friday)
Breakfast: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Building is closed on 6/19/2024, 7/4/2024, 7/5/2024. No meals will be available. 
Soto Campus - 5025 S. St. Louis Avenue
Breakfast & Lunch
6/24/2024-7/11/2024 (Monday through Thursday)
Breakfast: 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm - 12:45 am
Building is closed on 7/4/2024. No meals will be available. 
VMC - Campus - 4248 W. 47th Street
Breakfast & Lunch
6/17/2024-8/9/2023 (Monday through Friday)
Breakfast: 7:45 am - 8:30 am
Lunch: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Building is closed on 6/19/2024, 7/4/2024. No meals will be available. 



In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 


Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. 


To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or 


2. fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or


3. email

[email protected]


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.