Food & Nutrition
2020-2021 Food Service Information
Dear School District of Janesville (SDJ) Families
Currently, no-charge school meals are available for all children 18 years of age and under. In our elementary schools, this includes breakfast and lunch provided in the students’ classrooms.
With our middle and high schools currently operating with online instruction with students at home, meal pick-up locations for our middle and high schools are enhanced through additional locations and more hours of operation.
Beginning today, and running through at least January 14, 2021, meal pick-up locations for students in online instruction from home are located at each of the SDJ’s middle and high schools:
The meals at these sites are available for pick-up Monday-Friday (on days when school is in session) between the hours of 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM, and again between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The meals include lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day.
An additional meal pick-up location has been established at Rockvale mobile home park, which will operate with different hours/days:
The Rockvale site is open only three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 12:00 noon. Two free lunches and two free breakfasts will be offered on Monday and Wednesday. One free lunch and one free breakfast will be offered on Friday.
Again, the meals are only available on days when school is in session, and are not available on school holidays.
The School District of Janesville is grateful for the opportunity to be able to provide these meals at no charge to families, and encourage families to take advantage of the meal program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.Respectfully, School District of Janesville School Nutrition Team
Did You Know?
- The School lunch program began in the 1940’s as a matter of National Security when many of our young men could not pass their army physical due to malnutrition.
- The USDA Food program was initiated to help farmers who could not sell all of their crops at market.
- The same food products you buy at the grocery store are often the same commodity items we use. The amount of food we receive from the commodity program is based upon the number of students to whom we served lunch during the previous school year.
- Federal funding for child nutrition programs is included in the annual agriculture appropriations bill. Generally more than $10 billion, 50 percent comes from general revenues (taxes) and the other 50 percent from Section 32 of the Agriculture Adjustment Act of 1935, which allocates 30 percent of all import duties to the Ag. Department.