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Free & Reduced Lunch Information

Children need healthy meals to learn. Belchertown Schools offer healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Please click on the links below to access the Instructions / FAQs sheet and the Free and Reduced Price Lunch application form.


Free Summer Meals Available to Children in Low-Income Communities

Summer is fast approaching and a lot of families in low-income areas still don't know about the free, nutritious summer meals available to their children 18 years old and younger. Help us spread the word about summer meals so that no child goes hungry this summer when school is out.

Organizations and local governments across the country serve free summer meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at sites like parks, recreation centers, schools, places of worship, summer camps, libraries, and mobile buses in low-income communities. Tell families you work with how to find sites in their community that serve free summer meals by telling them to:

- Call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish-speaking families).  A live operator will tell them where the nearest sites are in their community.

- Visit www.whyhunger.org/findfood.  Families can type in their address and then an online map will show them where the nearest summer meals sites are in their community.  

For more information on SFSP, please visit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program-sfsp 


If you have other questions or need help, please call (413) 323-0442.

Sincerely,

Kelly Slattery, Food Service Director