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FOOD SERVICE HANDBOOK

Shrewsbury Food Service Department Information

BREAKFAST PROGRAM

       A Breakfast Program is offered daily at the High School, Oak and Sherwood Middle Schools and Coolidge Elementary before the school day begins.Breakfast is served on 1/2 days. Breakfast is not served at the other Elementary Schools. A variety of cereals, fruits, pastries, morning breads, juice and milk are offered daily. All meals meet the USDA requirements for good nutrition. The cost of breakfast is $2.00. Families with financial need may qualify for a reduced price breakfast at $.30 or a free breakfast.

LUNCH PROGRAM

       A Lunch Program is offered daily at all schools. A minimum of four entrees are offered daily. In addition a variety of sandwiches, milks, 100% juices, fruits, vegetables and a salad bar are offered daily. All meals meet the USDA nutritional guidelines. The cost of lunch is $3.25 at the Elementary Schools, $3.50 at the Middle Schools and $3.75 at the High School.

Allergies

Please call the Cafeteria Manager at your child's school with questions and concerns about allergens. Each site has ingredient information for all foods sold by the cafeterias. We offer meal choices that accommodate allergies.

 PREPAID MEAL PLANS

The Meal Magic Point of Sale System is available  at all schools. This system allows parents to put money on their child's account for meal or a-la-carte purchases. Any amount of money can be added to a student's account. This system eliminates the need for cash or tickets. Cash can be used for purchases. Parents can send a check or cash with their child to give to the cafeteria cashier at their school. The cashier will add this money to the student's account. Checks should be made out to the Food Service Department. In the check memo section note the child's name whose account should be credited. To take advantage of monthly promotions offered by the Food Service Department checks must be mailed to the Food Service Department 64 Holden Street Shrewsbury, Ma. 01545. Monthly promotions cannot be applied at the schools. Checks or cash will be credited at face value at the schools.

Kindergarten Snack Program

A kindergarten snack program is available to Full Day students.

Both a snack and a beverage are delivered to your child’s classroom daily. The cost of the snack and beverage is $153.00 for the 2017-2018 year.Forms are located under the Form Tab.

High School Meals to Go

An after hour meal program is available daily for students. Students must order their meal by 8AM of the day the meal is requested. Bag meals include a sandwich, beverage, snack and fruit. Bagged meals cost $4.00. Order forms are available at the school store, the cafeteria and in the serving area. Click here for High School Meals to Go Form.

FREE AND REDUCED BREAKFAST/LUNCH APPLICATIONS

          Free and reduced price meals are available to students if there is financial need.  Applications are available on line: lunchapp.com at the Food Service web site. Applications must be submitted yearly in the fall. If you need an application at any time during the year or help filling the application out call the Food Service Office at 508-841-8819 and one will be mailed to you. Eligibility is governed by guidelines set by the Department of Education. Notification will be sent to all families stating what program they qualify for.

MENUS

        The menu is posted on the Shrewsbury Home Page website at www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/schools. The Food Service is committed to serving what is on the printed menu.

Food Service Director Contact Information

Beth Nichols
Food Service Department
C/O High School
64 Holden Street
Shrewsbury, Ma. 01545
508-841-8819

Manager Contact Information

Each school site has a manager also available to speak with you. The numbers are as follows.

Beal

841-8874 Jen Potter Email

Coolidge

 841-8889 Charlene Campbell

Email

Floral St 

841-8723 Sheila Tomaiolo

Email

Paton

841-8635 Patti Saniuk

Email

Spring St

841-8708 Michelle Kehoe

Email

Sherwood

841-8681 Sandy Litchfield

Email

Oak

841-1217 Lisa Phipps

Email

High School

841-8848 Mary Ricker

Email

USDA Child Nutrition Programs

Non-Discrimination Statement

All publications and handouts mentioning USDA Child Nutrition Programs must contain the following full nondiscrimination statement:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).