Lunch Orders

Dear Families,

Thank you for your participation in our meals program.  We have been going strong for the last 15 months to serve our students and their families.  As a result of diminishing participation and the launch of the Federal Government's pandemic EBT program, we will not offer a summer meals program this year.  We will continue programming through the end of this month, Wednesday June 30, and then welcome everyone back in September.  

The pandemic EBT program is in effect and will serve to provide the necessary resources for eligible families.  If you are eligible for these benefits, you should be receiving additional funds for each child.  If you need any assistance with this process or have questions about your benefits, we are here to help.  Additionally,  I am including links below to help families access and navigate these resources.  

Resources and information from the Commonwealth Of Massachusetts are available at 

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt 

You can apply for SNAP benefits online or by phone.

https://www.map-ebt.org/snap

 

Pandemic EBT - 

 

A number of questions have been asked regarding pandemic EBT benefits. These benefits are automatically available to those who are directly certified by the state depart of Health and Human Services. It identifies those students and households through participation in SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid. If you are not participating in these programs it does not mean that you are not eligible. You must fill out an application for Free or Reduced meal benefits. If you qualify under the income guidelines you will likely be eligible for the Pandemic EBT benefit.

I believe that up to 35% of those receiving Pandemic EBT benefits were not previously or presently enrolled in any other benefit program. An application is available for download here.

USDA Increases SNAP Benefits Up To $100 Per Household with Funding from American Rescue Plan (click for more info)

Annual Public Announcement 09/03/2020: Free and Reduced Price Meal Policy

Due to the Act for Healthier, Hunger-Free Children and the Massachusetts laws regarding foods sold during breakfast and lunch, there will be no second portions available for purchase at any level.  Menus and portions are written and produced according to the strict regulations set forth in the law.  All snack (ala carte) items meet the requirements set forth in the laws.  Please remember that menus are subject to change without notice.  Every effort will be made to notify everyone of any changes.