Food Services

Dear Families of DCRSD,

The Dudley Charlton Regional Food & Nutrition Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, and labor shortages. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we've been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring across the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the quantity of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow.

All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menus based upon what we are able to acquire. We know this affects students, parents and families, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes when possible as soon as we identify an issue.

Please know that our number one priority continues to be providing healthy, nutritious, and appetizing meals for your children. We love seeing them everyday and appreciate your support and patience as we continue to offer meals at no cost to all students. The good news is that free breakfast and lunch will continue throughout the school year, so please stick with us while we face yet another challenge. Your participation helps our program stay strong, and we look forward to serving you.

Warmly,

Matthew Greenberg, Food Service Director

Welcome to Dudley-Charlton Food Services. We strive to develop lifelong wellness through healthy eating practices. Each school day our dedicated staff provides nutritious kid friendly meals that meet national dietary guidelines.

Universal Free Meals

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the extension of flexibilities to allow universal free meals to continue to be available to all children and teens throughout the entire School Year 2021-2022.



Food Allergy Disclaimer: The School Nutrition Department prepares food in commercial kitchens, where cross-contact with food allergens is possible and ingredient or recipe changes can be made. Also, manufacturers of commercial food products we purchase may change their product formulation or ingredient consistency at any time without notification. Actual ingredients and nutritional content may vary and we are not able to guarantee that any food item will be completely free of food allergens. If you have any questions or any concerns regarding ingredients of a specific food or recipe, please contact the DCRSD Food Service Department at (508) 943-5167, or by email at mgreenberg@dcrsd.org.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410;(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.