• North Santiam School District is excited to offer summer meals again. We want to share some important changes that will happen to summer meal services this year. These include:

    • Parent(s)/Guardians will no longer be able to pick up meals on behalf of their children
    • Students/participants must be present to receive a meal and remain onsite when consuming their meal (food items will not be allowed off site) 
    • Multiple meals will not be served at one meal service

    Why the Changes? Throughout the pandemic, The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the government agency that administers our summer meal program, waived many of the program requirements, offering flexibilities to meal service operations in an effort to serve participants safely and minimize exposure to COVID-19. Several of the current waivers offering flexibilities are set to expire in the near future. Due to the expiration of these waivers, participants can expect to experience some changes from last summer’s meal service.

    While the impact of this change may affect each participant and their families differently, we remain committed to serving healthy meals in a safe and friendly environment.

    Stayton Middle School- Cafeteria (hot menu)
    1021 Shaff Rd., Stayton
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    July 5 – August 11, 2023, M-F

    Mari-Linn-School-Front Entryway (sack lunch)
    641 5th St, Lyons
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    July 5th – July 28th, 2023, M-F

    Stayton City Pool (sack lunch)
    333 W Burnett, Stayton
    11:00 am – 12:15 pm
    July 5th – August 11th, 2023, M-F 

    For additional information to include summer food serving sites, please visit The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs Summer Meals Map webpage. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about this change.

    John Barnes, Director of Food Services  - john.barnes@nsantiam.k12.or.us


    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: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.