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Child Nutrition Program

Michaela Lambert

CNP Coordinator


National School Lunch Week 2023

Join us in celebration of #NSLW and Level Up With School Lunch October 16-20th, 2023. Providing nutritious meals to students since 1946, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) feeds over 30-million children everyday.  


Q: "How can I help contribute to the Child Nutrition Program?"

Orange Beach City Schools offers an accessible way for parents/community members to donate any desired amount to a student in need of funds for cafeteria meals. Please note, these students of need are determined by administration.

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Payments for all cafeteria meals may be made via cash or check at your student's school site. Additionally, online payments can be made via MySchoolBucks.



Students may receive meals at no cost if they are categorically eligible for free meals or if they qualify for free meals based on federal poverty guidelines. Students who do not qualify based on these standards but have special circumstances will be the candidates of these donations. Special circumstances of qualifying individuals will be determined by OBCS.

Orange Beach City Schools is committed to serving your children. Donations may be made at any point during the year. If interested in donating, please follow directions the below.

Link to balance donation info


Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data for Meal Programs 

The  purpose for collecting race and ethnicity data is to determine how effectively School Meal Programs are reaching potentially eligible students. Provision of this data is voluntary. Responses are kept confidential, and responses have no effect on eligibility.

*This language was added pursuant to the August 16, 2023 ALSDE memorandum.

Non-Discrimination Statement 
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation*), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
2. Fax:
     (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. Email:
*This language was added pursuant to the May 5, 2022, USDA memorandum. However, the inclusion and applicability of this language is currently under challenge in the matter of The State of Tennessee, et al. v. USDA, et al., Case No. 3:22-cv-00257, and may be subject to change.