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State Dept. of Education Approved Free Meals for Students and Siblings Age 18 and Under Regardless of Income Level

Report by Paula Antolini, April 23, 2021, 4:55PM EDT

Message from Bethel Public Schools:

The State Department of Education approved Bethel Public Schools to participate in the SSO school meal program, which means beginning immediately all our students and their siblings 18 and under, regardless of income level, can receive school breakfast and lunch meals for FREE! The program is funded through a Federal grant from the USDA. This program, which is an extension of the program we offered last spring, will continue through June 30, 2021. No charges will be processed for any meals served, whether the meals are served at school or picked up daily (for students on distance learning).

For those students on distance learning, the hours for pick up at rear of Bethel High School are:
• 11 AM until 1 PM, Monday-Friday or
• Saturday mornings between 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. You will get meals for your student(s) for the entire week–breakfast and lunch.
• For Saturday meal pick up, please make sure to fill out the online form Pick Up Meal Order Form before 8:00 a.m. on each Friday or your meals will not be prepared. Pickups on Saturday are on a reservation only basis. You must complete the form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Riley at rileya@bethel.k12.ct.us.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increased volume of meals that will be served under this program, we will not be able to accommodate individual choices at this time. We appreciate your understanding.

For more information on the lunch program, Free/Reduced Lunch, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), go to the Food & Nutrition Department on our website by clicking here: Food & Nutrition.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact our Food Service Director, Amanda Riley at (203) 794-8722 or via email at rileya@bethel.k12.ct.us.

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