District 126's Food Service Program is provided by Aramark Food Service and meets all federal and state food service requirements for public schools. District 126 also participates in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Applications for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program are available in the District 126 Business Office and at the Bookstore. Families must reapply every year in order to qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch. It is important to note that in accordance with federal law, students who are approved for free or reduced lunch must take all components of the federal approved meal or the student's account will be charged for the individual food items taken.
Families may deposit funds on their students' food service accounts in a variety of ways:
- with a credit or debit card by logging onto Skyward Family Access;
- by mailing a check to Aramark Food Service c/o Zion-Benton Twp. High School, 3901 W. 21st Street, Zion, IL 60099; or
- by paying cash at the checkout register at their school.
Student breakfast and lunch purchases can be viewed on the students' online Skyward accounts.
Note: Payments made to student lunch accounts will carry over each year but will not be refunded at the end of senior year or upon withdrawing from District 126. Questions may be directed to Mr. Jason Ponivas, Aramark Food Service Director, or at the District 126 Business Office at 847-731-9755.
At Aramark, we focus on helping you nurture your students' overall well-being and growth with nutritious menus; innovative, student-inspired dining environments; and wellness education programs that support student achievement. With self-sustaining food programs that increase meal participation, our K-12 experts work closely with you to cultivate healthy students as well as healthy financial returns. Through an Aramark partnership built on commitment and real understanding of your needs, your District and everyone in it will flourish.
We strive to create unique partnerships that are built on commitment and a real understanding of each individual District's needs. Our expertise in creating self-sustaining food service programs will improve quality, increase meal participation, maximize efficiencies, and reduce costs.
Mr. Jason Ponivas
Aramark Food Service Director