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.
2021-2022 School Meals
Free School Meals for all Glastonbury Children
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended approval for school districts to continue providing free meals to all students during the 2021-2022 school year. Just like last year, student meals will be available at no charge. There is no action required (no registration) to receive the free meals.
At this time, in-school breakfast is available in all schools except Buttonball Lane, Hebron Avenue and Hopewell.
Due to federal guidelines, only one free breakfast (where available) and one free lunch are provided per student per day. Second meals will be charged to the student meal account or students can pay cash.
Free meals must be complete meals. If a child wants only milk, water, or any a la carte item, we will need to charge their school meal account or they can pay cash. Parents can set up a convenient online MySchoolAccount for meal payments.
School meals will be different this year. We are taking a number of precautions in serving meals. Some meals will be provided in school cafeterias and gymnasiums.
For Parents: School Meals Supply Chain Issues Video
Lunch options can be found on our Nutrislice site. Breakfast options usually consist of a muffin, cereal or bagel with fruit and milk.
Please note: We will try our best to serve the menu as planned. However, due to nationwide food and labor shortages, our menu may change with minimal notice. The website will be updated as quickly as possible. Parents are encouraged to check the website frequently for these possible changes.
Food Allergies: Important Note
Nationwide food supply shortages are impacting our school foods program. We are making every effort to serve the products posted on our menus. But, due to shortages, we are sometimes making last-minute substitutions. When faced with the need to find an alternate product, food allergens are always considered. Unfortunately, a comparable product is not always available. Therefore, we can not guarantee that the allergen information listed on our menu online is always up to date. At this time, if your child has severe allergies, you may want to consider packing a lunch from home. We do apologize for this inconvenience.
In addition, this year most students are not entering 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.
2021-2022 Lunch Prices
Grades K-6: $3.00All 2021-2022 student meals are free* Grades 7-12: $3.50All 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. A complete meal includes 3 out of 5 required meal components which are: whole grain, protein, fruit, vegetable, and milk. If a child wants only milk or water or any a la carte item to have with a meal brought from home, we will need to charge their school meal account.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
Although meals are free this year, families are strongly encouraged to complete a free and reduced meal application if they fit income guidelines. Additional benefits and discounts are often provided through the application. Please see flyer below.
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 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.
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.