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RUTH CAMPBELL

Cafeteria Manager
(860) 228-9458
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Welcome to Hebron Public Schools Food Services Program. Our goal is to help students succeed by creating a healthy and happy eating environment for active and growing learners. We prepare nutritious, safe and appealing meals in a positive style that promotes a healthy and balanced diet, in a cost effective manner. All meals served must meet all State of Connecticut and USDA nutrition standards. We look forward to providing lunch for your family. 

The Hebron Board of Education has accepted funding through the School Meals Assistance Revenue for Transition (SMART) funds. This funding will provide breakfast and lunch at no cost of all students, for a limited period of time at the beginning of the school year. We anticipate this funding will allow us to offer free meals through November/December. We will let you know when funding for these free meals is exhausted and we return to paid meals. 

Meal prices for the 2022-23 school year are as follows:
- Breakfast $1.60
- Lunch $3.25
- Milk $0.60

Households who qualify for free/reduced-priced meals should submit an application, available in the left hand navigation bar of this webpage.

Please see answers to Frequently Asked Questions below:

1. My child had dietary restrictions. Can we access meals through the food service program? The Hebron Board of Education complies with the federal requirements for meal modifications for children with special dietary needs. The requirements for meal modifications are different for children with and without disabilities. For more information, please contact Ruth Campbell at 860-228-9458 or [email protected].  

2. Who can get free or reduced-price meals all year?
- Free meals are available for:
- Children in households receiving SNAP or TFA benefits.
- Foster children under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court. (note: foster children should also be included as members of the household in a free/reduced application if the foster family chooses to apply for benefits for other children. This could help other children in the household qualify for this benefit and will not affect the foster child's free meal status.)
- Children participating in the school's Head Start program (if offered)
- Children who meet the definition of homeless or runaway.

- Free or reduced-priced meals are available for:
- Some children receiving Medicaid (Husky A) benefits
- Some children in households participating in WIC
- Children who live in a household with an income within the limits of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Please see the chart below as a guide:

Federal Reduced Eligibility Income Chart
(Effective July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

Household size

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

1

25,142

2,096

484

2

33,874

2,823

652

3

42,606

3,551

820

4

51,338

4,279

988

5

60,070

5,006

1,156

6

68,802

5,734

1,324

7

77,534

6,462

1,492

8

86,266

7,189

1,659

Each additional family member

+ 8,732

+ 728

+ 168


3. How do I know if my children qualify as homeless or runaway? Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and you have not been told your children will get free meals, please call or email Don Briere at [email protected] or 860-228-2577.

4. If I don't qualify now, may I apply later? Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year. For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced-priced meals if the household income drops below the income limit.

5. What if I disagree with the school's decision about my application? You should talk to school officials. You may ask for a hearing by calling or writing Kaitlyn O'Leary at 860-228-2577 or [email protected]

6. May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen? Yes. You, your children or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced-price meals.

7. My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for? To find out how to apply for SNAP benefits and to contact the Department of Social Services office in your town, contact United Way's free referral number 2-1-1 (free call, statewide.)

Please be advised that menus are subject to change without notice, though we will communicate whenever possible. Driver and food and supply shortages are nationwide, and out district is no exception. We are experiencing shortages, late or delayed deliveries, among other challenges. Please know that we are doing the best we can under the circumstances and remain grateful for the opportunity to provide meals safely to our students every day. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as we continue to navigate our way through these uncertain times. 



Connecticut State Department of Education Child Nutrition Program Documentation


 



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