Free School Meals Extended Through SY 2020-2021
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the extension of flexibilities to allow universal free meals to continue to be available to all children and teens throughout the entire School Year 2020-2021.
However, the purchase of a second meal and a la carte items will be charged to individual student accounts. This extension of flexibilities also permits schools to continue allowing parents to collect multiple days worth of grab-and-go meals at curbside pick-up locations, so distance learners can safely and conveniently access meals for the week.
Breakfast and lunch will be served in the cafeteria for those students in school. For all students K-12 learning at home, curb-side pickup of meals will continue to be available at the Carver Elementary School on Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:30-12:30. In addition all children up to the age of 21 are also eligible to pick up meals curb-side on Mondays & Wednesdays.
Bringing your lunch from home? Students can supplement their lunch with free, healthy options. To qualify, students must select three of the five offered components, and one of those must be a fruit or vegetable. Pick 3 Free! Add a fruit, veggie and milk for FREE!
Please note- Cohort A students can take home 3 meals (breakfast & lunch) on Tuesday and Cohort B students can take home 3 meals (breakfast & lunch) on Friday if curbside pickup is not convenient. Students can pick up these meals at dismissal in the cafeteria. To access meals under all circumstances, take-home and curb-side, please email your requests, by 9 am that day to the following:
[email protected] for elementary students
[email protected] for middle/high school students
Include in the email students name, grade, take home or curb-side pick-up date and include any allergy concerns.
Please reach out with any questions you may have.
District Director of Food & Nutrition Services
FOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Director: Theresa Vernazzaro
Please see the following resources with additional information:
- Free & Reduced Lunches
FY21 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
Middle High School:
- October 2020 – MHS Breakfast revised
- October 2020 – MHS Lunch revised
- November 2020 – MHS Breakfast
- November 2020 – MHS Lunch