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Acero Schools

Food Service Program

Overview
At Acero, it is our goal to provide healthy, nutritionally balanced and creative meals for our students that not only provides them access to quality food but also options they enjoy. All Acero campuses participate in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) which provide meals that meet or exceed the federal nutrition standards required by the USDA. Acero partners with OrganicLife Smartfood Service as our food service management company. You can learn more about OrganicLife by visiting their website, www.organiclifeusa.com.
 
For the 2020-2021 school year, we will continue participation under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Under the CEP program, all Acero students are provided both breakfast and lunch at no cost. No paperwork is required from families for students to participate in breakfast and/or lunch.
 
For questions, comments or feedback, please email us at foodservice@aceroschools.org.
Breakfast & Lunch during Remote Learning
During remote learning, Acero Schools will continue to make meals available to all scholars at no cost. Additionally, due to recent updates by the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), we are also able to continue offering meals to all children 18 years and younger regardless of their enrollment in an Acero campus.
 
Meals are distributed at all Acero Schools every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
We encourage scholars or their parents/guardians to pick up meals from their school of enrollment. However, you may visit any Acero campus that is closest to you. Please note, families must pick up meals at one location only per serving day. At this time, when you pick up meals, you will not be required to provide a student name but must provide the requested number of meals needed for children 18 and younger, only. Scholars are not required to be present at meal distribution.

Please ensure that you follow social distancing procedures and you wear a mask when visiting any Acero School location.
 
Please note, distribution schedules or procedures are subject to change. Changes to the program will be communicated to all families.
 
Click below for a copy of the menu.
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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: intake@usda.gov.
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.