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Posted: August 5, 2021

All Students Can Get Free Meals at School This Year

Menus for breakfast and lunch are posted online.

Albuquerque Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch to all enrolled students this school year. The meals are being paid for by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #85 Nationwide Waiver to Allow the Seamless Summer Option through School Year 2021-2022.

Online Menus 

Breakfast and lunch menus are now posted through Titan School Solutions. You can sign up for an account or simply type in the name of the school district (Albuquerque Public Schools) and choose your child's school from an alphabetized drop-down menu. 

The menus are also can be viewed on your mobile phone or other devices by downloading the Titan Student Connect app and signing up for an account. 

Next school year, families will be able to use the service to make online payments to their children's cafeteria meal accounts and to apply for free and reduced-price meals. They can also pay past meal charges. 

Grab-and-Go Meals

eCADEMY K8 and eCADEMY High School, the district's two online schools, are the only schools eligible for grab-and-go meals this school year. Five-day meal packs will be available for pick up on Fridays beginning Aug. 13 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at APS Food and Nutrition Services, 800 Louisiana Blvd. NE.

COVID-Safe Practices 

  • Students may remove their masks while eating and drinking.
  • They should social distance as much as they can during breakfast and lunch.
  • Students are encouraged to eat outdoors when possible.
  • Students will be allowed to drink from water fountains, which will be cleaned frequently.

 

USDA 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 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:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442
  • Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.