Food Service Program Press Release

Posted by Larry Roth on 9/15/2020

Press Release 9-15-2020

Sedgwick USD 439 is excited to announce that per Board action, ALL students enrolled at Sedgwick USD 439 will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture order. This program begins today Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and will run through Thursday, December 22, 2020 or until federal funding expires.
We know many of you will have questions.  Here are a few questions you may have:
Q, Will I be reimbursed for meals my students purchased prior to September 15th?      
A. No, this free program does not become effective until September 15, 2020.

Q, My student has money in their lunch account, will I be reimbursed?   

A. No, the balance will remain in your family’s meal account for future use.  As stated, the program will end at the conclusion of the fall semester OR when funds are expired. 

Because the district enures a fee when a credit card is used to pay for lunches, the fee may be deducted from the reimbursement to parents if a credit card was used to make the payment.

Q. My family qualified for free or reduced meals last school year and I have not yet completed a new application for this year, do I still need to complete an application?

A. Families are asked to complete a new application (available on under Food Service) as soon as possible for this school year.  When you have a completed, approved meal application on file, the transition from this free program back to the regular meal program will be much easier.

Q, Will JH/HS students still be able to purchase ala-carte items? 

A.  Yes, JH students may be able to purchase an extra milk and HS students may purchase ala-carte items at the regular price?

Additional questions can be sent to 

We want to thank all of our families here at USD 439 - Sedgwick Public Schools for your participation in our food service program. We hope this new program offers you peace of mind during this unprecedented time. will have questions and we’re here to help answer those at any time.