Elementary & Middle School

The elementary and middle schools food service vendor is OrganicLife

The elementary and middle schools participate in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and are subject to USDA guidelines.

Under the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 and the National School Lunch Program, the required components of a “meal” to be offered include: 

  • fluid milk
  • grains
  • meat/meat alternates
  • fruits
  • vegetables. 

(Students are required to take at least 3 of the 5 components offered and one component must be a fruit or vegetable.)

For the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the required components of a “meal” to be offered include: 

  • fluid milk
  • grains and/or meat/meat alternatives
  • fruits and/or vegetables. 

(Students are required to take at least 3 of the 4 components offered.)

Lunch & Breakfast Meal Prices:

Elementary Breakfast - $1.75
Reduced Breakfast - $0.30*

Elementary Lunch - $3.00
Reduced Lunch - $0.40 *

Middle School Breakfast - $1.75
Reduced Breakfast - $0.30*

Middle School Lunch - $3.10
Reduced Breakfast - $0.40*

Milk - $0.60 (when purchased separately from meals)
Other a la carte items (besides milk) - prices vary

Charging Policy:

There may be times when a student is in need of charging a meal due to forgetting his/her breakfast or lunch money. District 303 has a policy in place to support these times.

  • Hunger-Free Students Bill of Rights: Students will be allowed to choose a full breakfast and/or lunch regardless of whether the student has the ability to pay or has a negative balance on their meal account.
  • Meals are considered full reimbursable meals and will continue to be debited from the student’s meal account.
  • Electronic notifications will be sent on the 15th of every month. Once a student balance is negative, only a value meal purchase will be allowed.
  • Unpaid student accounts, including student fee accounts and student meal accounts, are subject to collections.
  • Please note that ala carte items including single cartons of milk, may not be charged to a negative balance account.

High School

The High School food service vendor is Quest Food Management Services.

The High Schools do not participate in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); however, a variety of healthy and delicious meals are offered daily along with an extensive selection of ala carte items.

Detailed nutrition information for menu items can be found on the FDMealPlanner app.


Charging Policy:

Electronic notifications will be sent on the 15th of every month when a student has a negative balance. Once a student balance is negative, only a value meal purchase will be allowed.

Please note that ala carte items including single cartons of milk, may not be charged to a negative balance account.

Unpaid student accounts, including student fee accounts and student meal accounts, are subject to collections.


At QuestFood our mission is to provide the communities we serve with fresh, high-quality food, exceptional responsiveness and intensely personal service. Our vision is to build the most enduring relationships in the Industry by what we do and how we do it. At QuestFood our values are centered on Integrity, Responsiveness, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence

Pushcoin

CUSD 303 uses PushCoin for all types of financial transactions. You can add money to your child's "wallet" to be used to purchase lunches via PushCoin.

You can access PushCoin and an instruction sheet to get you started in PushCoin, by visiting our PushCoin page.

Free and Reduced Meals

If you believe your household qualifies for free or reduced meals based on the current USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines, please complete the free/reduced application for the 2022-2023 school year (printable paper applications linked below).

Notification letters will be mailed once a determination of benefits is completed. Please retain this letter for your records. 

One application per household needs to be completed each school year. Completed forms can be dropped off at any one of our district schools or mailed to:

St. Charles CUSD 303
Attn: Patricia Townsend
201 South 7th. Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

For Food Waiver assistance, please call 331.228.6529.

Students directly certified by the State of Illinois on July 1, 2022, do not need to complete a Food Waiver or Fee Waiver application. 

For the 2022-2023 school year, a separate Fee Waiver application will need to be completed for those not directly certified. Please visit the Fee Waiver webpage under the Parents/Community tab for the Fee Waiver application.

For Fee Waiver assistance, please call 331.228.4927.


To obtain a form in another language, please visit the USDA Free & Reduced application site

Wellness Committee

The District 303 Wellness Committee is made up of administrators, teachers, health professionals and parents who provide support for and promote wellness activities and initiatives in all schools as they relate to SchooL Board Policy 6:50. These activities may include healthy eating, physical activity, and wellness curriculum. 


Parents who are interested in participating may contact the District Office at 331.228.2000.  Click here to view the Wellness page of our website. 

Local Sites that Serve Summer Meals

PT Patricia Townsend

Accounts Purchasing/Payables & Food Service Coordinator