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Welcome to Sugar-Salem School District’s school lunch program!

Here is where you can find the answers to all questions School Lunch! If you are unable to find something here, please contact us at 356-8802 option 7.

Free Lunch for All Enrolled Students

The USDA has recently informed us that our Food Services program will be allowed to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled in the Sugar-Salem School District. If your student is enrolled in on-line school, they may participate but must go to the school cafeteria during regular serving times where they are enrolled. Curbside meals will not be provided at this time. This program will run from October 12, 2020 through June 3, 2021. To all of those who have a positive balance on their account, this will remain in there until our normal food program resumes. Thank you for your support of the Sugar-Salem Food Services program.

Free and Reduced Lunch

Many individuals qualify for free or reduced lunch based upon household income. To find out if you are eligible, click here for the free and reduced lunch eligibility guidelines.

Use the buttons below to complete an online application for free or reduced lunch:

If you would like to apply for free or reduced lunch with a paper form, use the forms below:

School Lunch Payments

School lunch payments may be made online using MySchoolBucks or by delivering a check to your school secretary or to the drop box by the school lunch office, which is located in the building across from Sugar-Salem Junior High. If possible, please use the file below for a pre-printed envelope for your lunch information.

Pre-Formatted Envelope For Lunch Payments

Special Dietary Needs

If you have special dietary needs, first read the Special Dietary Needs and Instructions form by clicking here. Once it has been established that you have special dietary needs, use the medical forms below to apply for special dietary needs.

Nutrition is for Everyone

Proper nutrition in the school age years can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to a student’s overall well being. This will help them to grow and learn to their fullest potential… and then go on to lead a long healthy life.

Nutrition is Fun!

Test Your Skill at these Fun Nutrition and Fitness Games:

Dining Decisions
BAM – CDC & Prevention
“I Heard” Hurdle Race
BAM – CDC & Prevention

Nutrition for Parents

We have put together some learning tools and resources to help you promote fitness and nutrition at home. We want to help you to encourage and reinforce lifelong nutrition and fitness practices that will support healthy lifestyles for you and your kids.

Breakfast Provides Benefits… Make it a Priority!

Higher Test Scores. Research has proven that children who eat breakfast have higher math and reading scores.

Improved Attendance. Studies show that students who eat breakfast are absent and tardy less often.

Fewer Trips to the School Nurse. When students eat breakfast, nurses report fewer hunger related office visits.

Improved Classroom Behavior. Students are better able to pay attention in class when they have eaten. Principals confirm that they see fewer discipline problems when students have eaten breakfast.

Better Learning. Students learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.

More Time on Learning. When students have eaten, they are better able to concentrate and behave in the classroom. This allows teachers to spend more time on teaching and less time on discipline.

Non-Discrimination Statement


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:  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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.