Hanover Community School Corporation, Nutrition Services
No More Free Meals
The waiver expired for free meals this year.
The current breakfast and lunch prices are as follows:
- Breakfast Meal: Elementary $1.30 / Middle $1.55 / High $1.55 / Reduced All $.30
- Lunch Meal: Elementary $2.60 / Middle $2.80 / High $2.90 / Reduced All $.40
Applying for assistance is strongly encouraged by ALL families. A family MUST turn in an application if you require textbook assistance or the P-EBT program. Free and Reduced/Textbook Application Parent Letter 2022-2023 Applications for Assistance need to be filled out for EACH school year.
There is no carryover for textbook assistance from the previous year.
Paper applications are available now.
Applications are available in Spanish upon request
Online application process: http://www.mymealtime.com/
Do not log in to your account, go to the orange box that states Mealtime Apply Online
Parents of Seniors
Any money left in your students' account you can request a refund, transfer to a sibling or donate to the Lunches of Love account which goes to another student in need.
Please fill out the form below and return it to the Nutrition Department.
The form can be mailed to:
Director of Nutrition Services
10120 W 133rd St. Cedar Lake, IN 46303
Email email@example.com OR fax to 219-374-3898.
Any money left in a students' account will automatically transfer over to the new school year. Any negative balance that has occurred during the 2020-2021 school year will carry over to the 2022-2023 school year.
You can get the balance by calling the Cafeteria Manager or by visiting www.mymealtime.com
Links, Forms, and Policies
Food Finder is a food pantry locator and 501(c)(3) nonprofit that shows you when and where to get free food assistance in your area. The map on the homepage is a map of food pantries and school meal locations - every pin that appears is a food assistance program nearby. Click here to visit their website and find food assistance programs in our area.
Lunch and A la carte Prices
Entree for Breakfast $0.85 to $2.00 Entree for Lunch $0.85 to $2.00 Deli Sandwich $2.00 to $3.50 Salads $2.00 to $3.50 Milk 8 oz carton $0.50 100% Juice $1.50 to $2.00 Water various sizes $0.50 to $2.25 Flavored Water $1.25 to $2.50 Vitamin Water 20 oz $2.75 Body Armour $2.25 to $3.00 Powerade Zero 20 oz $2.50 Diet Pop $1.00 Yogurt Parfaits $2.00 to $2.75 Yogurt $1.00 Fruit (Fresh or Canned) $0.85 Vegetable (Hot or Cold) $0.85 Rice/Pasta $0.85 Roll/Muffin $0.85 Cheese (String or Cubes) $0.75 Chips of any kind $0.75 to $1.25 Fruit Snacks $0.75 to $1.00 Rice Krispie Treats Whole Grain $1.25 Oatmeal Cookie Bars $1.00 Whole Grain Cookies or Cupcakes $0.60 to $1.00 Condiments and Dressings $0.25 to $0.75 Ice Cream $0.50 to $2.00*Prices are subject to change
Nutrition Services Director
Support Services Executive Secretary
219-374-3800 ext. 3841
Hanover Central High School
Hanover Central Middle School
219-374-3900 (ext. 3926)
Red Cedars Elementary School
219-587-3400 (ext. 3406)
Jane Ball Elementary
Mission StatementAs a partner in education, the Hanover Nutrition Services Department will contribute to a successful academic experience and will encourage a lifetime of healthy eating habits by providing each student with the affordable opportunity to consume meals that are nutritious, appealing, and served by caring professionals in a pleasant environment.
"Food Service - Fuel for Student Achievement "Program Overview
- We are self operated (not operated by an outside management company) with an operating budget of approximately $825,000.
- We are self funded- supporting our budget & growth through our own revenue.
- We serve on average over 2500 meals daily in 4 kitchens (student population of approx. 2000).
- Our meals are made fresh in our own kitchens.
- Our department employs 26 caring professionals with an average of 7.5 years experience in serving the students of Hanover, most of which have children attending Hanover.
- 98% of our staff is certified in the nationally recognized health & sanitation course ServSafe.
- Our cafeterias are inspected by the local Health Department two times a year and 100% compliance is our norm.
The Healthier US School Challenge is a voluntary initiative established to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through the promotion of nutrition and physical activity. These videos provide an overview of the HealthierUS School Challenge criteria and highlight various schools working toward an award. Jane Ball Elementary School applied for Silver distinction and is featured in the video.
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 Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.