Lunch Program

Last Updated: 3/2/2021 8:11 PM

ELGS is now participating in the NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM (NSLP) for grades K - 8!

Free Meals started Monday, September 14!

We've all heard the expression, There’s no such thing as a free meal—well, there now is!!!  The USDA announced it will provide flexibility to the schools meals program which will allow ELGS to provide FREE MEALS to all children in the ELG School District (18 years old and under) through the end of the school year.  As ELGS joined the National School Lunch Program as of September 1, 2020, we are now eligible to participate in program offerings such as this. 

What does this mean?  All ELGS students/children will be offered a FREE lunch—Child Care students also.  This will begin Monday, September 14 at all levels – High School, Middle School, Elementary School and Child Care.  If students who participate virtually would like to take advantage of these lunches, they should call the High School office to place their order by 9:00 a.m. (876-3381).  Meals can then be picked up from the High School  Office from 11:30-11:55.  The High School is the only pick-up spot for meals, regardless of the age of the student.  

As a parent or guardian, what do I have to do?  You do not have to do anything.  There will be no lunch tickets needed for this meal.  However, parents may choose to send additional “snack food” to supplement lunch.  Also ala’ carte items will still be on sale at the middle and high school levels if students would wish to purchase additional food items to supplement their noon meal and/or to have “snacks” available for later in the day.  

Click here for Dr. Buechel Haack’s letter which includes more information about the program.  If you have any questions, please contact your building principal and/or school office


Starting, January 25, milk prices will be as follows:

Student cost per ticket:             $   .25
Student tickets / card of 10:      $ 2.50
Adult cost per ticket:                 $   .25

One milk will continue to be included with each hot lunch meal free of charge as it is a required meal component under the NSLP.  If a student wishes to have more than the one free milk, he/she will need to purchase tickets following the process currently in place.

Tickets already purchased will be honored – no need to do anything.  Please continue to use these tickets for milk.  However, families will not be allowed to purchase large quantities of tickets prior to the price change on January 25.  The office will be selling tickets, at the current price of $.10 each, for students to get milk until January 25.  Tickets purchased for use after this date will cost $.25 each.


Click here for the March hot lunch menu
Click here for the April hot lunch menu


Click here for the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Click here for the SFA Civil Rights Complaint Procedures

The NSLP will be managed and provided by our Food Service Director, Bridget Reiss, with the help of Lanette Resser.