• COVID-19 Food Service Challenges 

     

    10/14/21

     

    Dear Families,

     

    AT Hamilton School District we know the importance of school meals in fueling both healthy minds and bodies. Even though school meals may look a little different during School Year 2021-2022, please know that your school nutrition team is working hard to ensure students have safe, nutritious, and appealing meals. Today, I am writing to share how our district is working to overcome food supply and labor challenges related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency so that students continue to receive school meals.

     

    At times, our school district may not receive expected food orders due to labor shortages (such as delivery drivers) and limited product availability (for example, discontinued products or not enough of a specific type of product). As a result, your school may need to make last-minute changes to the menu or substitute a different brand of a food product. We know that students have favorite menu items and are working hard to provide them whenever possible. We are also thinking ahead to identify alternative food items that are nutritious and appealing for the students. 

     

    We appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we work to provide school meals in a challenging and changing environment. Please contact our Food Service Director, Denise Burrows, at 406-363-5038 or at burrowsd@hsd3.org with any questions, feedback, or suggestions.

     

    Sincerely,

    Denise Burrows

    HSD3 Food Service Director

    406-363-5038

    burrowsd@hsd3.org

     

    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: How to File a Complaint, 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: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
    3. Email:program.intake@usda.gov

     

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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  • HSD#3 Free Meals Program

     

    We have great news about school meals! 

    Hamilton School District #3 is excited to announce that we have been approved to offer FREE MEALS TO STUDENTS.

     

    Who can get free meals?

    Any student, whether they are doing in-person learning at school or virtual/remote learning at home, can get free meals.

     

    When does this start?

    Free meals are available August 23, 2021.

     

    Why have things kept changing?

    Our program has to follow certain rules set at the national level by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We have made changes based on what is allowed by the USDA.

     

    How can I learn more?

    If you have questions, please contact Denise Burrows at 406-363-5038 or burrowsd@hsd3.org

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