National School Lunch Program

  • The Plymouth Public Schools take part in the National School Lunch Program. If your household income is lower than the incomes listed on the Income Eligibility Guidelines, you may qualify for free or reduced price meals. If you receive MA SNAP, MA TAFDC, FDPIR benefits or are a foster child you will qualify. We want to ensure that everyone who is eligible is given the opportunity to receive this benefit. Please complete and return an application. They will be sent home on the first day of school or you can pick one up at any school office. Your application is confidential.

    REDUCED LUNCH INFORMATION: Students who are approved for reduced price lunches are entitled to one lunch per day at a cost of 40¢. If a student wants to purchase an additional lunch, they should bring in an additional $2.75 (elementary)/$3.00 (secondary) or $1.25 for an entree only.

    FREE LUNCH INFORMATION: Students approved for free lunches will have access to one lunch per day. If a student wants to purchase an additional lunch, they should bring in an additional $2.75 (elementary)/$3.00 (secondary) or $1.25 for an entree only.

     

    How to Apply

    You may download the application and instructions in PDF form here. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader). Applications are also available at all school offices.

    If you now get MA SNAP, FDPIR or MA TAFDC benefits for the child you are applying for, the application must have the child's name, a MA SNAP, FDPIR or MA TAFDC Agency ID number, and the signature of a parent or caretaker adult. If you are applying for a foster child, the application must have the child's name and an adult signature. If you do not list a MA SNAP, FDPIR or MA TAFDC Agency ID number for the child you are applying for, then the application must have the child's name, the names of all other household members, the amount of income each person got last month and where it came from, the signature of a parent or caretaker adult and the last four digits of that adult's Social Security number or the word "none" if the adult does not have a Social Security number.

    If you have any questions regarding the school lunch program, please feel free to contact us at (508) 830-4474.

     

    Income Eligibility Guidelines can be found on the Income Eligibility page of the USDA Food and Nutrition Services website.