Extension of Free Breakfast & Lunch Meals for L-S Students (Updated 10-21-20)

posted Oct 21, 2020, 6:40 AM by Webmaster lynnville-sully   [ updated Oct 27, 2020, 7:29 PM ]

All Lynnville-Sully enrolled students are eligible to eat school breakfast and lunch free of charge.  The free meals will be offered until the end of the 2020-2021 school year, or until federal funding is no longer available. Not included are a la carte items, semester milk for elementary students, and any other “extra” purchases outside of the meal.


How is the school able to offer free breakfast and lunch to students? The school district is able to offer free breakfast and lunches to students through a nationwide United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) waiver. The school will receive federal reimbursement for all students who eat breakfast and lunch.


Do I have to sign my student up to participate in the free breakfast and lunch provided by the school? No, you do not need to sign your child up to participate. All students who go through the breakfast and lunch line will be served a free breakfast and/or lunch. NOTE: 6-12 students still need to continue to bring their lunch tickets to have scanned in the lunch line.


The school district will notify parents via email and text when the federally funded program is no longer available (at which time we will begin charging students for meals again).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, at 641-594-4445 extension 103 or ehreman@lshawks.com


The USDA has issued nationwide waivers which allow school districts and community organizations to extend the operation of the Summer Food Service Program into the current school year through the end of the 20-21 school year.


Lynnville-Sully Community School District is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program during this time, which will allow for a safe and streamlined service of nutritious meals.  Meals will be provided to ALL Enrolled Children without charge.  FREE meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:  Meals are provided at Lynnville-Sully School from September 16, 2020 - May 27, 2021. Breakfast is served from 8:00 am - 8:15 am and lunches are served from 10:50 am - 1:00 pm.


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:

https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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.


Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement: 

“It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.”