Food Service

Free/Reduced Meals Application Now Open

Starting this week, Unit 4 families may submit online applications for the Federal School Meals Program. 

To complete the online application, parents should visit

The online application offers a quicker response time and a high level of accuracy for families. Only one application per family should be completed. Parents may visit to check the result of their application after 48 hours.   

Champaign Schools to Celebrate National School Lunch Week

To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Champaign Unit 4 School District schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 12-October 16, 2015. The theme, “School Lunch Snapshot” is all about sharing the best images of today’s school lunches.

Summer Food Program Sites and Food Service Web Links

For students who eat school meals for free or at a reduced price during the school year, there is also a free meal program available once school gets out for the summer. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious snacks and meals to children 18 and younger and is operating throughout Unit 4 Schools this summer.

Food Service Makes Your Life Easier with Expanded Online Services

Starting July 22nd you will be able to fill out the Free and Reduced Meal Application (Fee waiver) online by going to the link below that is on the department’s website. Please contact the department at 217-351-3852 if you questions regarding the application.

New USDA regulations make school lunches healthier

Parent, Guardian:

Your child’s school day just got healthier! School lunches now include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain-rich foods; only fat-free or low-fat milk; “right-size” meals with portions designed for a child’s age; and less saturated fat, trans fat and sodium.  The changes in school meals, the first in 15 years, are based on the latest nutritional guidelines.

Here are some important facts about the new school meals:


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