Hot Lunch at O'Hara
Hot Lunch Contact:
Tracy Whalen, Kitchen Manager
541-485-5291 ext. 303
What is the deadline for weekly orders to receive the 5% discount? In order to receive the discount, orders must be placed 7 days ahead of time. (For example, an order for Monday the 18th must be placed by Monday the 11th)
How do I place a same-day order? What is the deadline? Same day orders must be placed online, by 9am.
What if my student forgets their lunch? We never want to see a child go hungry for lunch. We are unable to offer a hot lunch to a student if the order hasn't been placed by the deadline of 9am. However, if a family has missed the order deadline and their child needs a lunch for the day, the kitchen staff will prepare a sunflower butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread for them and charge the meal at the current lunch rate of $3.95 for PreS-3rd / $4.95 for 4th-8th. The meal will include sides of fruit and/or veggies.
I signed my student up for the annual plan, do I still need to make meal selections for each day? If your student would like the hot lunch, there is nothing more to do.
If your student would like the Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegetarian option, then that option must be selected in the online ordering system at least 2 weeks prior to the meal date.
If your student would like to select the Salad Bar and/or the Hoagie Sandwich option instead of, or in addition to, the Hot Lunch, that selection must be made in the online ordering system by 9am.
O'Hara's Hot Lunch meals are provided by Fresh n' Local, a Salem-based lunch catering service, who utilizes fresh, local, natural and organic ingredients. Each meal is Nut Free and will include the Hot Lunch Entree served with fresh organic fruits and vegetables, OR the Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Alternate Cold Lunch option, with an option to purchase milk. The Alternate Cold Lunch is only available for pre-orders placed at least a week ahead of time. Please see the menus for the delicious and nutritious items being served. You will be able to choose your child’s meal option during the online ordering process.
Ordering meals by using the Order Lunches link at left. Please see the instructions for detailed info on getting your account set up and ordering lunches for your child/children. Questions with the menu or ordering can be directed to Tracy Whalen, our new Kitchen Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch pricing is set at $3.95 for grades Pre-School - 3, and $4.95 for grades 4 - 8, with the option of same day ordering. Because pre-ordering is beneficial for kitchen management and planning, there will be discounts offered to those who choose to pre-order, as well as a discounted option to purchase an annual membership for those families who think they will utilize the program every day. Please see Pricing info below for discounts available.
Lunch Scholarship Program
One of the goals is to create a scholarship program within this new hot lunch program. We have a handful of generous donors who started this program for us with donations totaling over $2,500. If you are able, please consider rounding up your total at checkout to donate toward the scholarship fund. Any amount is helpful and very appreciated.
In building this lunch program, we listened to the input of many parents and staff, and we hope we built a program that meets the needs of the O'Hara Community: a delicious, convenient, and economical option that provides children the healthy food they need to be successful in school. In order to maintain a hot lunch program of this caliber we need at least 135 students on average to participate per day.
Seeking Kitchen Volunteers
If you are interested in having fun in the kitchen, and serving our children please contact Tracy Whalen with the day or days you are available.
2018-2019 O'HARA HOT LUNCH PRICING STRUCTURE
SAME DAY ORDERING
Per Lunch Pre-S - 3rd Grade $3.95
Per Lunch 4th Grade - 8th Grade $4.95
WEEK AHEAD PRE-ORDER
Discount - 5%
Per Lunch Pre - 3rd $3.75
Per Lunch 4th - 8th $4.70
MULTI -LUNCH PRE-ORDER
Discount - 10%
*Pre-order $60 or more in lunches in one order
Per Lunch Pre - 3rd $3.56
Per Lunch 4th - 8th $4.46
TRIAL PERIOD WITH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
*Trial period from Sept 5th - Oct 14th lunches purchased for above pricing.
Membership fee for remainder of the year is due to O'Hara by Oct 14th.
Pre - 3rd $460 (Per Lunch Cost is $3.36)
4th - 8th $580 (Per Lunch Cost is $4.23)
EARLY SIGN-UP ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
*Payment by check or online is due to O'Hara by Sept 5th
Pre - 3rd $530 (Per Lunch Cost is $3.21)
4th - 8th $670 (Per Lunch Cost is $4.13)
Annual Milk $58.00
Daily Milk 50 cents