Our school provides healthy meals each day. The United States Department of Agriculture is allowing schools to provide meals for the 2021-22 school year through a provision of the National School Lunch Program called the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). A waiver has been issued in order to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to COVD-19.
Our school has chosen to use this waiver and operate the SSO which enables us to provide meals free of charge for all students. No application is required to receive this free meal benefit.
However, your child(ren) may qualify additional benefits such as reduced fees or the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) which is a federal temporary emergency nutrition benefit that is loaded onto electronic cards for families to purchase food. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts.
To apply, complete the enclosed Application for Educational Benefits following the instructions. Return your completed Application for Educational Benefits to:
Jackson County Central Schools
Attn: Kari Rubitschung 1128 North Highway
Jackson, MN 56143
Welcome to JCC Food Services
Note: Adult & Guest Lunch Price has increased to $4.15
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.
Food Service Director
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 507-847-6637 or fill out an application (found online under employment tab) and bring to any of the school offices.