Food Service Update
May 22, 2020
MRH will be continuing our curbside pick-up meal service for these dates:
- Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, July 2
- Monday, July 20 through Friday, August 7
Meals will be provided free of cost for all children and you may visit one location for multiple students (for example, siblings who attend different buildings).
Pick up Locations:
- MRH Early Childhood Center at the Front Entrance
- MRH Elementary at the roundabout
- MRH Middle/High at the Research and Design Center
Meal pickup is between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
If there are any concerns, please contact Irene Wan at email@example.com.
May 15, 2020
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, families that qualify for free or reduced price meals at school may be eligible for a new one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) of up to $302 per child (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12) to help cover the cost of meals students have eaten at home on days that schools have been closed. Students can receive P-EBT benefits even if they have been or continue to receive meals provided by the school district during the school closure. If your child was not previously eligible for free or reduced price meals, but you have now lost income, you may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits (review the P-EBT Eligibility Criteria document below).
The benefit is placed on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card families use to buy food. If you received Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, do not apply for these new/additional benefits. The full $302 will automatically be loaded to your existing EBT card. If you did not receive Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, you must apply for this benefit by June 30, 2020 (see below).
The most efficient way to apply is to submit your application online at EmergencyMealSurvey.com/MO. You will also likely experience a faster approval process. If you’re not able to apply online, you can follow the link below to the paper application. The fillable PDF document can then be emailed or mailed to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). You will find complete instructions and additional details in the letter to families below.
Please review these important documents carefully:
· P-EBT Paper Application (hard copy to fill out and email or mail to DESE if you’re not able to submit the application online)
To request a paper application be mailed to you, please contact our Food and Nutrition Services office at 314-446-1722. Please do not send completed applications to your school; see the letter to families above for application submission information.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) will send families a letter indicating they are approved or denied. If you have questions on how to apply for the P-EBT benefit, contact DSS through the online chat feature at mydss.mo.gov or call 855-373-4636. For more information on the EBT card, visit: mydss.mo.gov/food-assistance/ebt.
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
MRH schools menus are now online at schools.mealviewer.com Once you arrive at the home page, you will be prompted to search for your school district. Search for "MRH" and select the appropriate campus (ECC, ELE, MS or HS) to see menus for the current month. Users can create a username and password on the website in order to make finding the school district easier. Additionally, MealViewer has an app that can be found on the Apple or Android App store. Download the "MealViewer To Go" app, create a username or login to your account, and all of the information from the website will be available on your mobile device.
Meal Prices (2020-2021)
Lunch - $3.00 for Paid students
$0.40 for Reduced students
$4.00 for Adults [TBD]
Breakfast - FREE for all students
$2.00 for Adults [TBD]
MySchoolBucks gives MRH families the convenience and flexibility of one account to securely pay for all of their students' meals and more with a credit card, debit card, or electronic check. With MySchoolBucks, parents are able to register for an account and view information for free. Parents are also able to view account balances or recent purchases in the school cafeteria, add money to their student's account, and set up low balance alerts through this system.
Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeterias
Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, MRH school cafeterias began meeting new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size.
School lunches meet additional standards requiring:
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
- Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
- A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
- Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
- More whole grains
- And less sodium
We’re always working to offer MRH students healthier and tastier choices. We will continue to offer locally grown foods and healthy meal choices. School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too. MRH will continue to offer free breakfast to all students.
Food and Nutrition
At each of the schools, the MRH Food Services program offers nutritional, healthy, and tasty food, which is important because healthy food is vital to mental and physical growth during a student’s formative years. In addition to integrating food and nutrition into the curriculum, MRH has infused a number of innovations into the food service program, which you can read about here.
MRH provides breakfast and lunch each school day. Lunch prices are established at the beginning of every school year. For families that are unable to afford the cost, lunches can be provided at no cost or at a reduced cost. To be eligible, families must complete and submit a Free and Reduced Lunch form at the beginning of the school year. Contact Irene Wan, director of food service, at (314) 446-1722 for more details.
MRH participates in a federal program, which provides free breakfasts to all students. We believe this fulfills a nutritional, as well as an economic, need in our community.
Bid for Food and Supplies, 2020-21
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District (MRHSD) invites bidders for the School Food and Supplies Bid for the 2020-2021 school year. The period begins July 2020 and ends at the close of the school year, June 2021. Bids must be submitted and sent to the attention of Irene Wan, District-Level Food Service Manager, 7539 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO 63143, no later than 2:00 PM on April 6, 2020.
This bid will follow the Request for Proposal procedure based on USDA Procurement Requirements. This is a line item solicitation and fixed-price contract.
Please contact Irene Wan, District-level Food Service Manager at (314) 446-1722 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a bid.
For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.