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 email@example.com.
Fall 2020 School Meals Program
FREE School Meals program effective Monday, September 14, 2020
(through December 31st subject to USDA funding)
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 that resides in Glastonbury. Glastonbury Public Schools will provide FREE breakfast (at those schools that offer breakfast) and FREE lunch for all children age 18 and under. This includes children who are present in school, children who are eLearning from home, and children not enrolled in our school system but residing in Glastonbury.
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 Monday through Friday at Smith Middle School (far left of the building) and Glastonbury High School (entrance D, garage door, far left of the building) between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Both breakfasts and lunches will be available for pick up, but you may only pick up meals for a single day. To help with planning, please complete our eLearning Grab and Go School Meals form to indicate your expected regular pick up schedule.
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. This includes Yom Kippur (9/28), Columbus Day (10/12), Election Day (11/3) and Thanksgiving (11/26 & 11/27).
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.
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.
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.
Healthy School Lunches:
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. In the summer of 2017 there were 689 sites across Connecticut offering free meals to children 18 years and younger, yet only 1 out of 4 of Connecticut’s children who access school meals accessed the Free Summer 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.