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Child Nutrition Program

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to eligible students in Alabama.
Starting May 4th, 2020, funds began to be transferred to EBT cards for those families who already qualify for SNAP.
However, for those families whose children qualify for free lunch, but do not qualify for SNAP, they will receive new cards. This process has begun but it will take 3-5 weeks to complete.


 It is a proven fact that a hungry child cannot learn!

The employees of the Decatur City Schools Child Nutrition Program are committed to protecting and enhancing children’s health and well being by serving nutritious, tasty and affordable meals. We feel that child nutrition programs are an integral part of the school environment. Nutrition influences a child’s development, lifelong health status, and potential for learning. We strive to protect the health and well being of our children and to help them succeed in the classroom by providing balanced and nutritious meals served in a courteously and friendly atmosphere in a sanitary dining environment. To realize excellence in education, we share a responsibility to ensure children come to school ready to learn. Nutrition plays an integral part in that responsibility. The goal to meet the nutritional needs of the students and staff of Decatur City Schools are pursued in a professional, efficient and fiscally sound and responsible manner.

The Decatur City Schools Child Nutrition Program is proud that each of our 17 schools offers students breakfast and lunch. Approximately 3,500 breakfast and 7,000 lunches are served to our students on a daily basis. All items offered in our cafeterias are in compliance with USDA federal and state regulations and managed in accordance with the regulations and policies for the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.

If you or your child has suggestions, questions, or problems with the child nutrition program, please contact the Child Nutrition Manager of your child's school or contact Julia Senn, Child Nutrition Program Supervisor at or by phone at 256-560-6801.

Also, we have recently created social media pages for your benefit!! Please go like or follow us to keep up with the most recent news!!

Facebook: Decatur City Schools Cafeteria 

Instagram: @dcs.cafeteria

Twitter: Decatur City Schools Cafeteria or @CityDecatur

Online Meal Application -- 

Non-Discrimination Statement: 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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

     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Según la ley Federal de derechos civiles y las reglamentaciones y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU. (USDA), el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas y empleados, e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA tienen prohibido discriminar en base a raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, edad, represalia o castigo por actividad anterior de derechos civiles en cualquier programa o actividad conducida o financiada por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternativos de comunicación para información sobre el programa (por ej.: Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, Lenguaje estadounidense de señas, etc.) deben contactar a la Agencia (estatal o local) donde solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con problemas auditivos o del habla podrán contactar al USDA a través del Servicio de Retransmisión Federal al (800) 877-8339. Además, se puede suministrar la información sobre el programa en otros idiomas además de inglés.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación, complete el formulario de queja por discriminación del programa de USDA (AD-3027), que puede encontrar en línea en, y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o puede escribir una carta dirigida al USDA con toda la información que solicita el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de queja, llame al (866) 632-9992. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta al USDA por:


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

     fax: (202) 690-7442; o
     correo electrónico:

Esta institución es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.