Food Services





Welcome to Glastonbury Public Schools Food Services

On this site you will find information about our food services program including our breakfast program, school lunches, lunch accounts, and free and reduced lunch program. Please click on the links below for more detailed information. If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions regarding food services, please contact Jessica D'Agnese at dagnesej@glastonburyus.org.

Jessica D'Agnese RD, CDN

Director

860-652-7933

dagnesej@glastonburyus.org

Cari Tanguay

Administrative Secretary

(Financial Information)

860-652-7949

TanguayC@Glastonburyus.org

Mary Wilbor

Catering

860-652-7948

2020-2021 FREE School Meals program

(through June 30, 2021 subject to USDA funding)

Schedule Change

Effective Monday, March 1st the Grab and Go meal distribution schedule will change to Mondays & Wednesdays only. There will no longer be distribution on Fridays. Meals for 5 days will still be provided (2 breakfast & lunches on Monday, 3 breakfast & lunches on Fridays). The locations and times will remain the same. at GHS and SMS.

This new schedule responds to current Grab and Go demand and staffing needs. We plan to keep this new schedule in place for the remainder of the school year unless changes are necessary due to unforeseen circumstances.

Extend your Family’s Grocery Budget and Support our Schools!

Our amazing food service employees are working hard to feed children safely during this pandemic. Thanks to the USDA, we are providing free, nutritious and delicious meals through June 2021 to all children 18 years and younger. There are no income guidelines or paperwork. By taking a meal, families ARE NOT taking meals away from someone who needs it more.


Did you know? Picking up or eating a meal in school supports our district's school nutrition program. Our foods services employees are local residents and a strong program helps us keep them employed.

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Free School Meals for all Glastonbury Children

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved an extended waiver making all school meals free for every child 18 years and under. Glastonbury Public Schools will provide FREE breakfast (at those schools that offer breakfast) and FREE lunch for all children. This includes children who are present in school, children who are eLearning from home, and children not enrolled in our school system.

For those attending school in-building, there is no action required (no registration) to receive the free meals.

Parents may pick up Grab & Go meals (for children not in-building) on Mondays, Wednesdays from 11:30 am –12:30 pm. On Mondays and Wednesdays parents can pick up two days of meals and on Fridays one day of meals. Pick up locations are Smith Middle School (far left of the building) and Glastonbury High School (entrance D, garage door, far left of the building). Social distancing and mask wearing are required at our Grab and Go sites.

Notes:

  • At this time, in-school breakfast is available in all schools except Buttonball Lane, Hebron Avenue and Hopewell.

  • Due to federal guidelines, free meals must be complete meals. If a child wants only milk or water to have with a meal brought from home, we will need to charge their school meal account.

  • There will be no Grab & Go Meal Meals available on days when school is not in session.

In-School Meals

School meals will be different this year. All meals will be prepackaged. They will be provided in school cafeterias and gymnasiums. In order to minimize personal contact, students will not go through the traditional lunch line nor will they use the pin pad.

Menus

Lunch options (including Grab and Go) can be found on our Nutrislice site. The Grab & Go hot option will need to be reheated at home. Breakfast options usually consist of a muffin, cereal or bagel with fruit and milk.

Food Allergies:

With this year’s school meal changes, students no longer enter their ID# into our lunchroom pin pad. Entering the student # displays the student’s food allergies on our register. Therefore, we do not have this extra “checkpoint” capability. If your children have food allergies please be sure to use the filter feature of our Nutrislice menu each week prior to your child receiving a school meal. Keep in mind that at this time:

  • All meals are peanut and tree-nut free.

  • Gluten-free meals are available.

  • Students should indicate the need for a gluten-free meal when lunch counts are taken in the classroom.


2020-2021 Lunch Prices

    • Grades K-6: $3.00 All 2021-2022 student meals are free*

    • Grades 7-12: $3.50 All 2021-2022 student meals are free*

    • Adult Lunch: $4.50

    • 8 oz. Milk: 50¢*

    • 8 oz. Water/Juice: 75¢* (elementary schools)

*Due to federal guidelines, free meals must be complete meals. If a child wants only milk or water to have with a meal brought from home, we will need to charge their school meal account.

Nutrislice Menus

Click the icon for our interactive school lunch menu program.

The National School Lunch Program was recently updated and includes new nutrition standards for school meals. Please click here for a brief overview of some of the changes that have occurred in the Glastonbury Public Schools lunch program.

Summer Meals Program:

Childhood food insecurity remains at unacceptable levels across the country and children are most acutely at risk in the summer when they do not have access to school meals. Children ages 18 and younger may visit Open Summer Meals sites anywhere in the state to receive a meal. There is no application, identification or commitment to participate in Summer Meals.

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