Lunch Menus/Nutrition Services
Lunch menus for each school are published in advance. They can also be sent to parents/guardians electronically or in hard copy if desired.
- St. Francis of Assisi School
- Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Middle School
- St. Pius X School
- Holy Spirit Catholic School
- Lourdes High School
Taher Foods, Inc. manages the food program for students and staff at Lourdes High School.
Students and staff have many fresh and home-made item to choose from on a daily basis. The scheduled menu has two main entrees to choose from each day. Students also have the option to purchase Grab and Go Salads, Subs, and Wraps as well as a choice of Pizza Parlor Pizza, Cheeseburgers and Chicken Sandwiches, Salad Bar and Soups.
Breakfast options such as scones, muffins and bagels are available each day.
About Taher Foods
Taher’s corporate philosophy is very simple. While our clients, who range from kindergartners to retirees, pursue an incredible variety of personal and professional goals, we focus exclusively on food. We know it, we love it, and we're dedicated to making sure all of our customers have one important thing in common: eating outstanding meals, every single day.|
Our staff cook from scratch with fresh, quality ingredients. We partner with farmers who are committed to sustainable practices and humane standards. Our licensed dietitians stay current on advancements in nutritional knowledge, and continuously weave these into our menus – like the addition of more whole grains, and the complete phasing out of all trans fats. We also reach around the world for culinary inspiration to keep our menus growing, changing, and fresh.
Lourdes High School Food Service Director
Jason Hughes is the Chef Manager at Lourdes High School. If you have any questions or your child has a food allergy, please contact Jason Hughes at email@example.com or (507) 361-6312 and we will do our best to accommodate your child’s nutritional needs.
The meal accounting process is a pre-paid system. Lunch payments may be made by check, cash, or on-line via the RCS parent portal. An email notification will be sent when the account balance has been zeroed-out, or may be low. To obtain the daily activity and current balance, logging into The RCS parent portal is a convenient way to view daily activity and make on-line payments, be sure to select resource tiles
All RCS lunch accounts with Blackbaud and EZ School Lunch (our vendors) will be separated into individual accounts instead of family accounts. Each student will now have a separate account balance which will have to be maintained separately. If you pay online through the RCS parent portal, you can make a single payment with a single transaction fee for all your students, regardless of what RCS school they attend. You can decide what amount to put in each of the accounts and the payments are automatically routed to the correct school. If you pay by check, you will have to send a separate check to the central office, and you may need to provide instructions on which student’s account should get what fraction of the deposit.
Lourdes High School provides healthy meals each day. The average hot lunch costs between $3-5 per meal. Lourdes High School and Taher, Inc. help to pay for school meals, so all students who are approved for the Angel Fund Food Assistance Program will receive financial assistance to pay for school meals in the form of a daily allowance of $5.50.
Your children may qualify for school meal assistance. To apply, click here to access the Application for Angel Fund Food. A new application must be submitted each year.
Return your completed Application for Angel Fund Food Assistance to the Lourdes High School front office or mail to: 2800 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901
Who can get free school meals?
Children can get a daily allowance for meals if their household income is within the maximum income shown for their household size on the instructions.
I get WIC or Medical Assistance. Can my children get free school meals?
Children in households participating in WIC or Medical Assistance may be eligible for a daily allowance. Please fill out an application.
Who should I include as household members?
Include yourself and all other people living in the household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends).
May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?
Yes. You or your children do not have to be U.S. citizens for your children to qualify for the Angel Fund Food Assistance Program.
What if my income is not always the same?
List the amount that you normally get. If you normally get overtime, include it, but not if you get overtime only sometimes.
Will the information I give be checked?
Yes, and we may also ask you to send written proof.
How will the information be kept?
Information you provide on the form, and your child's approval for school meal benefits, will be protected as private data. For more information see the back page of the Application.
If I don't qualify now, may I apply later?
Yes. Please complete an application at any time if your income goes down, or your household size goes up.
If you have other questions or need help, call 507-289-3991.
- Meal Prices
- How to Pay Your Balance
- View Account Activity
- Low Lunch Balance (K-8)
- Free & Reduced Lunch Program
- USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
- Nutrition Health Forms
Holy Spirit Catholic School, St. Francis of Assisi School, and St. Pius X School and Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Middle School provide a federally subsidized lunch program that is regulated and monitored through the Food and Nutrition Program of the Minnesota Department of Education. Additionally, the Olmsted County Public Health Department inspects each site’s food preparation areas twice per year.
A complete lunch costs $3.30. This includes milk (white skim, 1%, and chocolate skim). If a second entree is purchased, it is priced at $1.25. Students are also welcome to bring a nutritious lunch from home and purchase milk separately for $.50. The “Offer versus Serve” concept is used where meat, grain product, vegetable, fruit, and milk is offered. The student must take at least 3 of the 5 items, with one item being a fruit or vegetable. Students are allowed to take additional servings of fruits and vegetables.
The meal accounting process is a pre-paid system. Parents/guardians are asked to keep a minimum balance of $15 in the family account. Lunch payments may be made online via the RCS Parent Resources School Lunch Tile. Payments made by check must be mailed to the RCS Central Office at 1710 Industrial Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901.
All RCS lunch accounts will be separated into individual accounts instead of family accounts. Each student will have a separate account balance which will have to be maintained separately.
To obtain the daily activity and current balance, logging into the RCS Parent Resources School Lunch Tile is a convenient way to view daily activity and make on-line payments. Low Balance reminders will be sent by email weekly when the account falls below $15.
Guidelines for Negative Lunch Balance
Students are allowed to charge five meals. Once five meals (-$15.25) have been charged to a student’s account without reimbursement, the building principal is notified and will contact the family. Students will not be allowed to purchase any a la carte items if the account is negative. No student will be denied lunch. Building Principals will work with families to apply for free and reduced lunch (if they qualify), or will work with the Food Service Manager and Accounts person to cover the cost of lunches for the child through the Angel Fund (Lourdes) or other funding resources. Families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced hot lunches.
Policy for Nonsufficient Funds (NSF) Checks
You will be advised, by letter, if a NSF notice is received. The service charge from the bank will be added to the NSF debt. Rochester Catholic Schools will accept cash only for all NSF checks. If the debt is not paid in full within five days, the student’s lunch account will be closed until the balance is paid in full. If not resolved, the debt will be turned over to a collection agency and the collection agency fee will be added to the NSF amount.
Applications for Educational Benefits
Applications for free or reduced priced school meals are available and can be filled out any time throughout the school year. Children can receive free or reduced price school meals if the total household income is within the limits shown in the letter that is with the application for Educational Benefits. Children in households receiving SNAP, MFIP, and FDPIR benefits and foster, homeless, migrant, and runaway children can receive free meals without reporting household income.
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 in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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 complaint of discrimination, a Complainant should complete a form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, 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:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
- Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Diet Disability Plan
This form needs to be completed by your child's physician. It gives Rochester Catholic Schools Nutrition Services direction on appropriate meal substitutions for a child's special diet (e.g. food allergies that result in severe, life-threatening (anaphylactic) reactions).
Food Intolerances Allergies
This form provides guidelines for your child’s classroom and special area classrooms. If your child will be eating school meals and/or taking a beverage and will be needing substitutions due to a food intolerance or allergy, please contact your child's school front office.