Dear Parent or Guardian:
2016- 2017 school year is upon us and Fresh Picks Café is pleased to
once again manage your school's Food Service Program. Fresh Picks Café
(a division of Café Services) is a locally owned and operated company
dedicated to serving delicious, wholesome, quality meals that meet the
latest nutritional guidelines. As a refresher, here are some of the
features your children enjoy through your district's partnership with
Fresh Picks Cafe:
Middle School and Dover High School have the following stations
offering a variety of daily lunch choices. Signature Café featuring
"Home Made" Entrees, "Build it Bars" and "Tossed to Order" Entrée
Salads; Market Fresh which features a daily selection of Entrée Salads
as well as Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits; Pizza featuring quality Fresh
Baked Pizza made with whole grain dough and low fat cheeses; Café
Express offers Hot "Grab and Go" Sandwiches and the Deli serves "Made to
Order" Deli Sandwiches.
Park, Garrison and Horne St. Elementary Schools offer a wide selection
of choices each day that include items such as Market Fresh Salads &
Yogurt Parfaits, the Signature Café Entrée of the day and a Downtown
Deli Sandwich option.
the cafeterias will be open prior to school each day to provide a
complete nutritious breakfast featuring a wide range of hot and cold
breakfast meal options. All breakfasts are accompanied by a variety of
fruit selections to enable students choose a full, healthy meal to start
help students understand what constitutes a full meal, our innovative
Strive for Five program features signage and color coded items in the
cafeteria to help students make choices that are nutritious, balanced
and stay within USDA standards for a full meal.
this year - Fresh Picks Café is proud to present our new Smart Snacks
line of healthier packaged snack, beverage, and homemade snack options.
We have also expanded our grill and sauté Action Station concepts to
include your school. Visit the Fresh Picks Café website and watch for
details and news flashes on these exciting new programs.
Meal Assistance Program: The meal assistance program is a federally
funded program that provides reduced and free meals to families that
meet USDA income guidelines. Please contact your school administrative
office or the food service director to obtain an application. Complete
the application (only one application per household is required) and
return it to your child's school. You will then be notified of the
benefit level for which you qualify. You can apply or reapply at any
time during the school year should your financial situation change. The
program is operated in strict confidence and all students go through the
same checkout process in the cafeteria eliminating any distinction
between students that are participating in the meal assistance program
and those who are not.
on Meal Assistance Programs are entitled to a full meal from any of our
stations at breakfast and at lunch. Snack items such as snack milk or
snacks are available to all students for an additional charge.
Automated Point of Sale System: The Dover School District has an
automated point of sale system from "LunchBox". Parents will have 2
methods to fund their student's account.
1. You may set-up an online account using a Credit/Debit card to make
deposits into your child's account. In addition to providing you with a
secure online payment option, the system will allow you instant access
to details on what your child is purchasing in the cafeteria, as well as
other convenience features such as automatic low balance alerts. This
automated system will help increase the speed of service and allow
students additional time for a more relaxing dining experience.
Instructions for setting up your online account are available in print
from your Food Service Director and posted on the Fresh Picks Cafe
2. You may send a check with your child made payable to the Dover
School Lunch Program. Please make sure to include the child's name in
the memo line. We encourage parents to either utilize the online payment
method or to send in a check - cash can also be accepted, but is
discouraged at the elementary school level.
monies deposited by either method can be used for any purchases in the
cafeteria, but at any time parents may contact the school food service
supervisor and request that prepaid monies be used only for full meal
Credit Procedure: It is the responsibility of students, guardians and
parents to ensure that their child's lunch account is adequately funded
or they have daily cash payment if they intend on participating in the
National School Breakfast or Lunch Program.
Food Service department will notify students and parents/guardians when
student accounts are low or in deficit so that their account can be
replenished. Notification may be made verbally or in written form via
e-mail or printed letter. If the account is not replenished after
notification, an alternative meal may be offered to the student and the
cost of the meal will be added to their account. Charging of snack items
will not be allowed.
Student Allergy / Special Needs Identification: If your student has a
medically documented food allergy or special need when it comes to food,
your food service director will work closely with the school nurse and
other personnel to ensure that your child's specific needs are met.
Please contact your Food Service Director with details.
Menu Distribution: Please follow the link on your school district's
website to visit the Fresh Picks Café website. There you will find
menus, newsletters and a host of other information about your new food
service provider. Schools may also choose to send printed menus home
Local Purchasing & Green Initiatives: Fresh Picks Café has a robust
local purchasing policy, and buys from local farms and food producers as
much as possible. We are a strong supporter of the Farm to School
initiative. We are also active in recycling and composting efforts. We
are always looking to build new relationships with local farmers and
environmentally conscious groups - please feel free to contact your food
More can be learned about Fresh Picks Café by visiting our website
, on our Facebook page
or by following us on Twitter
Dover School District Food Service Director:
Joshua Appleby 603-516-6962 firstname.lastname@example.org