Lunch at Avoca School District 37

Lunch Program Service Modifications for the 2020-2021 School Year
Quest’s Safety Plan during COVID-19

Quest is ready to welcome you back to the cafeteria! We have spent the summer preparing for safe openings that ensure the safety of our guests and our employees. For more information surrounding the safety measures we are implementing in all our kitchens and dining halls please link directly to:

Please read this Notice of Modifications for Fall 2020 for a list of safety precautions in place for food service at Avoca.  

Information on meal pick-up for the time period of June 2021

We will continue to distribute meals on Mondays at Marie Murphy School. Breakfast meals typically consist of a main entrée of cereal, a bagel, or a muffin along with milk and fruit. Lunch meals are similar to what is provided onsite on a regular basis. If you haven’t signed up for meal pick-up in the past but would like to start, please click here to complete our pick-up form. You are not obligated to come if you sign up but this helps us determine how many meals to prepare. If you have a special dietary request, please click here to complete a form if you have not already done so. Please wear your mask while interacting with our staff at meal pick-up. At this point in time, the kitchen staff is preparing close to 250 breakfast and lunch meals for distribution on Mondays. If you know of someone in the community who would benefit from this program, please share the sign-up with them too. I have attached a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that Quest, our food management service, has provided to help answer some of the questions about the program.  The pick-up schedule is as follows:

June 1, 2021  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 7, 2021 
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Free meal pick-ups from Marie Murphy Middle School (2921 Illinois Road, Wilmette, IL 60091) will continue through the summer. 

Every Monday
8:00-10:30 a.m.
2:00-4:00 p.m.


The program works as follows:

•  Available for children 18 and under in the community
Meals are free for all participants
•  District is reimbursed $2.33 per breakfast meal and $4.08 per lunch meal distributed
•  Meals follow the nutritional requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
•  Everyone receives the same meal
•  There will be some accommodation for special dietary needs

Onsite Lunch Service:

•  Meals will continue to get delivered directly to the classroom
•  All students who want a meal will get one
•  Parents do not have to place an order for the meal
•  Parents do not have to pay for the meal

Monday Pick Up:

•  Pre-packaged meals will be available for pick up on Mondays at Marie Murphy School from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. unless stated otherwise. You will be able to pull up to the front of Marie Murphy and a staff member will come out to bring out your food. Please wear your mask while interacting with our staff. 
If your child is on the full remote schedule, there will be 7 breakfast and 7 lunch meals packaged for you.
•  If your child is on the Modified Onsite Daily schedule, there will be 7 breakfast and 2 lunch meals packaged for students onsite five days a week.
•  You must sign up to pick up the pre-packaged meals. You only need to sign up once to let us know you will be doing a weekly pick up. If you need to make a change to your sign up, you can email Sarai at  

Important Links:

  Lunch menus/information
•  Justice for All
Hybrid students opt-out form
Monday pick up form
Special dietary request form 

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Allergy Disclaimer:

Quest Food Management makes every attempt to identify allergens in our food production. We do not use peanuts, tree nuts or sesame in our kitchen.

Please be advised that our menu items may contain allergens, may have come in contact with items containing allergens, and there is always a risk of contamination or cross-contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation or substitute at any time, without notice.

Customers concerned with food allergies should be aware of this risk.

Students with food allergies are encouraged to contact Sarai Moreno at or call 847-728-4115 for additional information and/or support.


Quest Food Management Services Inc. provides food services to students at Avoca School District 37. Quest believes the variety of food, cuisine, and dining experience students have available to them shouldn’t stop at the doors of their school. That’s why Quest offers a program based on cooking fresh food from scratch, assembled-to-order menu options, healthy choices that are flavorful and appealing, and offering an inviting dining experience for all.

Quest Food Management Services was founded in 1985 in Lombard, Illinois, with the goal of providing fresh, made from scratch food and intensely personal service. Today, Quest has grown to serve over 80 educational institutions in 110+ facilities across Chicagoland.

Quest was ranked #40 in Food Management Magazine’s Top 50 food management companies in the United States for 2017, up one spot from last year and rated as one of the ten fastest growing companies in our industry.

To learn more about Quest, please visit their corporate website at


Mission: Quest provides the communities we serve with fresh, high-quality food, exceptional responsiveness and intensely personal service.

Vision: We are committed to creating the most enduring relationships in the industry by what we do and how we do it.


  • Integrity: We do the right thing at all times.
  • Responsiveness: We listen and respond quickly to provide the best solutions.
  • Accountability: We do what we say we will do and accept responsibility for the results.
  • Respect: We treat others better than we expect to be treated ourselves.
  • Excellence: We deliver the best experience possible.