Food Services

Welcome to the new school year! In order to adequately prepare for our school lunch program, families will need to sign-up their child(ren) each week for school lunches. Curbside pick up will be available at all district schools between noon and 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

Please complete the form below to indicate your school lunch needs and pick-up location. Important: Registration is due each Friday for the following week. You must complete one form for each child. You can fill out for all weeks now or fill out each week as needed. If you register for meals every day on Mondays you will receive two meals (food for Monday and Tuesday), on Wednesdays you will receive two meals (food for Wednesday and Thursday), and on Friday you will receive one meal. 

**All school lunches are free to all children ages 18 years old and younger for the academic school year (through June 30, 2021).**

We want the best for our students, so we offer delicious, healthy breakfasts and lunches to students on a daily basis. We recognize that nutrition plays a role in building strong bodies and minds and stress the importance of nutritious meals and good eating habits. 

Pandemic EBT Approved to Continue

Massachusetts approved to continue Pandemic EBT through the 2020–21 school year.

In December 2020, Massachusetts became the first state to receive Federal approval to issue Pandemic EBT benefits (P-EBT) for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. P-EBT promotes increased food security for families whose children are in hybrid or remote learning environments and who would normally receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program.

Eligible households should have received the next round of P-EBT benefits by the end of December. Benefits cover school meals missed during the months of October and November, and households will receive benefits monthly through the end of the 2020–2021 school year.

Based on federal rules, families with children in a fully remote learning environment will receive $117.00 per month per child; and families with children in a hybrid learning environment will receive $58.00 per month per child. Families can check their P-EBT balance by calling the number on the back of the card. P-EBT benefits can be used anywhere Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are accepted.

To learn more or to apply, please visit the Massachusetts DTA website.

Food Distribution and Snow Days

The food distribution days will remain on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If there is a snow day on a scheduled meal pick-up day, the next pick-up day will include the snow day meal (meals will not be picked up on Tuesdays or Thursdays).

Examples: 

  • A snow day on a Monday - You will pick up Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday meal bags on Wednesday.
  • A snow day on a Wednesday - You will pick up Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday meal bags on Friday.
  • A snow day on a Friday - You will pick up Friday, Monday, and Tuesday meal bags on the following Monday.

Meal Payments

We have a no charging policy in place. To help us meet our commitment to ensure that all school-age children have adequate nutrition, we encourage you to pay ahead for your child’s meals when possible. Please plan to pay in cash with the exact change, or prepay meals using our convenient online payment portal.

My School Bucks

Meal Pricing

Milk: $0.50

Reduced Price Meals (all schools)
Breakfast $0.30
Lunch $0.40

Elementary Full Pay
Breakfast $1.25
Lunch $2.60

MS/HS Full Pay
Breakfast $1.25
Lunch $2.85

Adult Meals
Breakfast $2.00
Lunch $4.00

Hawlemont Elementary School
All students receive a free breakfast and hot lunch.

Free and Reduced Price School Meals

No child should ever go hungry. Look for the school meal application at the beginning of each school year or download one here. Complete and return the form to us if your household income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines

We know circumstances can change without a moment’s notice. You may apply for school meal benefits any time during the school year; complete an application and submit it to your child’s school for consideration.

Department Contacts

Debbie Plante
Food Services Co-Director
dplante@mtrsd.org
P: (413) 625.9811 ext. 1324

Tammy Wheeler
Food Services Co-Director
twheeler@mtrsd.org
P: (413) 625.9811 ext. 1324