Child Nutrition Program
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.
HOW TO PAY FOR CAFETERIA MEALS:
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.
HOW TO DONATE MEAL FUNDS:
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.
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.