Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program
Duquesne City School District participates in the federally funded Fresh Fruits and Vegetable program (FFVP). The program introduces students to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample.
Breakfast and Lunch Programs
The Duquesne City School District's breakfast and lunch programs are based on the guidelines set forth by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health. All students attending Duquesne K - 8 School are eligible for free breakfast and lunch.
According to the guidelines above:
- No food may be brought or offered to students during lunch that might interfere with the NSLP. This does not apply to students bringing in bagged lunches brought from home for individual use.
- Staff/ faculty/ parents may not offer parties (i.e. pizza) or snacks in place of the daily scheduled lunch, which would interfere with the NSLP.
- All food/details/kitchen arrangements for camps such as band camp or football camp must be coordinated and pre-approved by the supervisor of food services.
- Hoagies, donuts, candy and snacks used as fundraisers may not be sold or distributed near the cafeteria during lunch.
Special Dietary Needs
All special dietary needs or allergies should be reported to the school nurse and the supervisor of food services. If special dietary needs are required, a written letter must be provided by the child's doctor.
Nondiscrimination and Civil Rights Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Food Service Program Contact
Chris Wilson, Food Services Director