• 2020-2021 Child Nutrition Service Announcement

    The South San Antonio Independent School District (SSAISD) is pleased to announce that it will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2020-2021 academic school year. All schools will provide healthy breakfasts and lunches to ALL students enrolled at no charge.

    The SSAISD Child Nutrition Department is committed to feeding students healthy meals so that they are ready to learn. By providing breakfast and lunch free to all students, the department can feed more children, benefiting our schools, our students, and our community.

    • Operates under the guidelines of Community Eligibility which allows all students to have free meals
    • Provides a 6.8 million dollar budget separate from the general fund
    • Consists of 145 employees
    • Meets USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), TDA (Texas Department of Agriculture), and local guidelines
    Mission Statement
    The mission of the South San Antonio Independent School District Child Nutrition Services Department is to contribute to a student's learning experience by providing good quality, nutritious meals while promoting good nutrition and a healthy eating environment.
    The goal of the Food & Child Nutrition department is to offer a wide variety of nutritious meals to promote good health and good eating habits. All students are encouraged to participate in the breakfast and lunch programs that operate under the guidelines of the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs.
  • 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: How to File a 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: (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.