Middle High School:
Free School Meals Extended through SY 2021-2022
Welcome back students and families! The Food and Nutrition Department is excited to see and serve your children this school year. We are thrilled to offer free breakfast and free lunch to ALL students for the entire school year through June 2022. However, the purchase of a milk, a second meal and/or a la carte items will be charged to individual student accounts.
What this means for your family and for Carver Public Schools:
- Your children will receive a healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch every school day at no cost to you.
- The Food Service Program in Carver operates independently from the schools operating budget and is dependent on your utilization of these programs. The more meals we serve, the more funding we receive, allowing us to focus on meal quality, innovative practices and fully investing in Farm to School.
Pick 3 Free! Add a fruit, veggie and milk for FREE!
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. Please note, milk is not free by itself.
In addition to taking advantage of free school meals this year, we also encourage families to apply for SNAP benefits. SNAP provides monthly cash benefits (on an EBT card) to purchase groceries for eligible families.
To apply for SNAP, visit http://startwithsnap.org/ or call the Project Bread FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333. If you are unsure whether your family is eligible, the FoodSource Hotline can assist you with eligibility questions.
It is our privilege to provide breakfast and lunch to your children, supporting them with nourishing and healthy meals to power through the school day!
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
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