Middle High School:
School Lunch Challenges
The Carver School District Food and Nutrition Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, and department labor shortages. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we’ve been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the quantity of meals we serve and the high nutrition standards we follow.
All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menu(s) based upon what we are able to acquire. We know that this affects students, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes when possible as soon as we identify an issue.
Please know that our number one priority continues to be providing healthy, nutritious, and appetizing meals for your children. We love seeing them every day and appreciate your support and patience as we continue to offer meals at no charge for all students. The good news is that free breakfast and lunch will continue throughout the school year, so please stick with us while we face yet another challenge. Your participation helps our program stay strong, and we look forward to serving you!
District Director of Food & Nutrition Services
FOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Director: Theresa Vernazzaro
Please see the following resources with additional information:
- Free & Reduced Lunches
FY22 Application Directions
FAQs and How to’s
You can apply at any time during the school year for Free and Reduced Lunch. For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Benefits and Application for Families
The average food benefit is $215 per month for a SNAP household of 2 in Massachusetts. SNAP benefits are calculated based on household size, income, expenses, and other nonfinancial criteria.
- Carver Public Schools: WELLNESS POLICY
- Non-Discrimination Statement