Cascades Academy's lunch program is unique in our community. During a typical school year, we offer hot lunch and milk for purchase five days per week. The lunch program is temporarily on hold during the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.
We are proud to partner with local restaurants to offer meals that incorporate many organic fruits and vegetables, high quality proteins, and whole grains. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available every day. Fresh, in-season fruit is served daily and is sourced from area retailers who work with us to find the most local or closest suppliers of our produce. We strive to provide the healthiest fruit and vegetable options available and monitor the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen" produce lists to ensure our selections are thoughtfully made.
In keeping with Cascades Academy's commitment to environmental sustainability, our lunches are served on re-useable plates with stainless steel silverware and cups. Our students are encouraged to recycle their garbage, and we donate our food waste to local farms. Volunteers from the Cascades Academy community staff the kitchen and help set-up, serve, and wash dishes, often alongside student volunteers.
Please note that in accordance with licensing requirements for our pre-kindergarten program, we are unable to extend our lunch program offerings to our pre-k students. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.