Food Services

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Important Information regarding School Meals

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has established a waiver to allow each state the option of participating in the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO).  The State of Connecticut has elected to implement this waiver while school is open during the regular school year, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. 

All students at Stafford Public Schools are now eligible to receive a free healthy breakfast and lunch at school during the school year.  Even with free meals, it is still important to submit a free/reduced-price meal application.  The application is available on PaySchools Central, linked here  Instructions for accessing and completing the application can be found here.

You may wonder why the application needs to be submitted if the meals are free, the application helps to provide necessary information for P-EBT eligibility, State and Federal funding for school budgets and most importantly, free/reduced meal 30-day rollover for the next school year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding Free and Reduced-price School meals should answer most of your questions about the program.  Please complete and submit the Addendum A to the Food Services Department.  A hard copy of the application for free/reduced-price meals to be used as a guide when completing the form online is available here.



Blue school lunch tray with broccoli, french fries, skim milk, an apple and a sandwich wrap. Above the tray are the words "Making a Difference with Every Meal."


  Lynne Pelletier 
  Director of Food Services 
   [email protected]
  Patrice Talamini
    Food Services Secretary
    [email protected]

Title that reads 'School Menus' with a red apple off to the left.    The word FREE is spelled out using salad. Underneath reads 'and reduced meals'. Above the word free on the left is oranges and on the right, apples, both cut off by the image's border.


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found below or online at: CSDE site, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
    (1)  Mail U.S. Department of Agriculture   
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights  
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW  
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410  
    (2)  Fax (202) 690-7442  
    (3)  email [email protected]  
  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

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