Children need healthy meals to learn. EASTCONN offers healthy meals every school day.
- Breakfast is available free to ALL students!
- Lunch costs $3.00
- Milk (only) costs $0.50
Your children may qualify for either free meals or reduced-price meals. The reduced price is $0.00 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch. Please see the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the Free and Reduced Meals page for more information on this program.
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
EASTCONN participates in the National School Lunch Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, which permits the school system to offer free and reduced price meals to students who qualify. EASTCONN encourages all families who may have a child who is eligible for free or reduced price lunch to apply. Families may apply at any time during the summer or school year and may file a new application if there is a change in household income or the number of members of a family’s household. Applicants are responsible to pay for meals until the application for free and reduced price lunch is completed and approved. All applications for free and reduced price lunch and any related information will be considered strictly confidential and will not be shared outside the Program. Policy Applicable to Non-Payment of Lunch Fees: No student will ever be denied a lunch. No alternative meal consisting of unflavored milk, a piece of fruit and sun butter sandwich will be given as a "consequence" of parent not paying for lunch.
Does your child have a food allergy, intolerance, or other physical or mental impairment that restricts their diet?
Download the EASTCONN food intolerance/allergy form.
This form applies to requests for meal modifications for children participating in school nutrition programs. Schools are required to make reasonable meal modifications for children whose physical or mental impairment restricts their diet.
MY SCHOOL BUCKS PAYMENT SYSTEM
In order to sustain the Food Service Program in the EASTCONN Schools, EFS (EASTCONN Food Services) requires that each family pay in advance for each student’s school meals. To facilitate payment in advance for school meals, the Board has established a payment program whereby parents or guardians may pay for meals in advance either by cash or check or through www.myschoolbucks.com through the My School Bucksprogram. For more information about payment methods or if you have a question, please contact the Food Service Manager at (860)455-1552.