CSD Nutrition Services Provides Access to Summer Meals, Access to Pandemic Benefits

Good nutrition leads to mental, emotional and physical growth. And that’s certainly the focus of the Canyons District Nutrition Services Department, which is facilitating help getting pandemic-time benefits for families that may qualify, as well as providing access to summertime meals.

Here’s how to find out more about the pandemic-era benefit: If your student(s) qualified for free- or reduced-price meal benefits from September 2020 to May 2021 and her or his learning model was online for the maximum amount of days school was open on a given month, you may qualify for additional pandemic benefits.

Please click here to access the application titled “Reconsideration for Student Pandemic EBT Benefits.”  Once the document is  completed, it can be sent via email to CSD Nutrition Services Director Sebasthian Varas at sebasthian.varas@canyonsdistrict.org

Also, throughout this month, Summer Food Service meals will be served at nine Canyons schools. 

Twice-weekly until July 30, free meals will be distributed at curbside stations on the following campuses:

  • East Midvale Elementary, 6990 S. 300 East, Midvale
  • Midvale Elementary, 7830 S. Chapel Street, Midvale
  • Jordan High, 95 Beetdigger Blvd., Sandy
  • Bell View Elementary, 9800 S. 800 East, Sandy
  • Butler Middle, 7530 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights
  • Sandy Elementary, 8725 S. 280 East, Sandy
  • Willow Springs Elementary, 13288 Lone Rock Drive, Draper
  • Crescent Elementary, 11100 S. 230 East, Sandy
  • Midvalley Elementary, 217 E. 7800 South, Midvale
  • Copperview Elementary, 8449 Monroe St., Midvale

All children 18 years of age and under — not just CSD students — are able to take advantage of the meals. Parents may pick up the meals without their children present.

In order to streamline the meal delivery and ease the transportation burden for parents, meals will be served curbside on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or until the meals run out. Families will be provided enough food to cover the week. Two breakfasts and lunches will be given out on Tuesdays, and three breakfasts and lunches will be given out on Thursdays. 

Some hot meals will be included, though this is subject to change based on staffing and the availability of food supplies. Daily menus can be found at canyonsdistrict.nutrislice.com.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture 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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, 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 email (program.intake@usda.gov), fax (202-690-7442), or mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

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