Welcome to the Fort Dodge School District Food Service Website!
Taher Inc. manages the Food Service Program on behalf of the school district. We are proud to serve you and will continue to work with students, parents and school administration to make your program the best it can be. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the lunch program, please email me or call me anytime.
Summer Food Service Program
The USDA again extended the Summer Food Service Program. Due to this extension, the Fort Dodge Community School District will be providing free breakfast and lunch to all students through the end of the 20-21 school year.
All students enrolled in the Fort Dodge Community School District are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. The District will serve students attending onsite at all buildings. At Home learners are able to reserve the free meals using our online reservation form which is emailed each Monday to families with students learning At Home. When using our hybrid model, families may also reserve the free meals for the days their students are learning virtually through an online reservation form that is emailed. Meal distribution takes place from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the north parking lot of the middle school. When students pick up lunch they will also receive breakfast for the following day. The FDCSD is an equal opportunity provider.
FDCSD SCHOOL DINING CHARGING POLICY
Code No. 710.4
In accordance with state and federal law, the FDCSD adopts the following policy to ensure school district employees, families and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges. The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day, prevent the overt identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for school meals and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program.
Payment of Meals
Students have use of a meal account. A student may charge no more than $-20.00 per family account. When an account reaches this limit, a student shall not be allowed to charge ala carte items until the negative account balance is paid.
Payment can be made online through the Infinite Campus parent portal link: https://campus.fort-dodge.k12.ia.us/campus/portal/ftdodge.jsp
Cash and checks will be accepted at each building
Checks should be made out to FDCSD- Food Service (Fort Dodge Community School District) and should have your student's first and last name on the memo line
Students who have qualified for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal. Students with outstanding meal charge debt shall be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received.
Employees may use a dining account for meals, and must maintain a positive balance. No charging allowed.
Negative Account Balances
The school district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low. Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Families will be notified of an outstanding negative balance once the negative balance reaches $-10.00. Families will be notified by letter sent via US mail and the Infinite Campus automated calling system.
If you are not receiving email notifications regarding low lunch account balances and would like to, please contact Ursuala Roberts at 574.5677.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement: “It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.