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Update on HOT LUNCH Program

<We’ll update this post as new information about Hot Lunch become available. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for fresh off the grill updates>

UPDATE: Pay with e-transfer!

Visit our hot lunch page for details!

Check out the amazing food!

Hot Lunch is Now Launched!

Great news! Our hot lunch program is now officially launched and ready for action! Visit the Munchalunch site and login using your same username/password from last year (or register as a new user – it only takes 30 seconds!) and start ordering!

You can order one week at a time or order for the rest of the term all at once! (We would advise you to order for the term, as it’s easier for you and for the PAC to manage.

Please note deadline for each week’s orders, Tuesdays AND Thursdays, is the Wednesday of the week prior, so if you’d like to order for November 14 or 16, we need to receive the order by Wednesday, November 8 at 11:59 p.m.

Key Dates

Order deadline for first lunch date: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Payment deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017

First lunch date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Order deadline for lunch on November 14/16: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Payment deadline: Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Key Documents

FoodieKidsMenuPrices

Vendor Information

Message from the PAC Chair/Pres

Dear Van Horne Parents,

I am very pleased to report that a new hot lunch program is coming to Van Horne.

At the Oct. 24th PAC meeting, our lunch committee outlined their decision-making process and due diligence. They then put forth a recommendation for a 3rd party vendor to provide hot lunches two days a week (Tuesday & Thursdays, to start out with). Their proposal was accepted unanimously by the parents in attendance and a motion was passed giving the lunch committee the greenlight to proceed with implementation. The chosen vendor, Foodie Kids, will provide our school community with a variety of healthy options within a reasonable price range while keeping our waste footprint low and volunteer time minimal. Hot lunch will also continue to be a source of fundraising to support all the great things we want to do as a PAC.

Next steps: Our hot lunch team is hard at work getting Munchalunch set up and sorting out the logistics with our chosen vendor. Their goal is to have Munchalunch up and running ASAP with the first lunch delivery to happen on Thursday, Nov. 9th. We’ll gladly accept volunteer help from parents with flexible schedules who can be at the school during lunch hours to help with lunch distribution.

Stay tuned! More information will come shortly. Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your patience and support.

Gregg S.
Chair/Pres.
Van Horne PAC

FAQ

Q: Will the vendor be able to accommodate children with food allergies? 
A: Here’s the response from FoodieKids when we asked that same question: “We don’t cook with nuts nor are nuts allowed in the facility. We will not guarantee that our ingredients have not been cross contaminated with nuts or other allergenics in the manufacturers facility or along its route to get to us. Ordering is at the discretion of the parent or guardian. We take every precaution to prevent cross contamination of for example, gluten-free products. There is always a possibility so we advise if there is someone with serious allergies not to order but this is at the discretion of the parent or guardian.”

Q: Can I contact the vendor directly about my child’s specific food allergies?
A: Yes. You can reach FoodieKids by email at service@foodiekidsinc.com or through Messenger feature on their Facebook page.

Q: Random question. Can teachers order their lunch through this system?
A: Yes!

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