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.
FREE School Meals program
Current Grab & Go Schedule
Beginning the Week of June 14: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 12 noon at the Gideon Welles School side entrance. We will continue providing 5 days worth of breakfasts and lunches.
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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 learning in the building) according to the schedule listed above. Social distancing and mask wearing are required when picking up Grab & Go meals.
Please click here for safe food storage and reheating information.
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. Free meals must be complete meals. If a child wants only milk or water or any a la carte item, we will need to charge their school meal account.
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.
2020-2021 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.
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.