FOOD SERVICE HANDBOOK
Shrewsbury Food Service Department Information
A Breakfast Program is offered daily at all schoolsbefore the school day begins.All meals meet the USDA requirements for good nutrition. Breakfast is free for all students,during the 2023-2024 school year. Students are entitled to 1 free breakfast a day.
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. Lunch is free for all students,during the 2023-2024 school year. Students are entitled to 1 free lunch a day.
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.
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 second 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. 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.
FREE AND REDUCED BREAKFAST/LUNCH APPLICATIONS
Reduced program fees are available to students if there is financial need. The Free and Reduced Application is used to determine eligibility for reduced program fees. Applications are available on line: lunchapp.com at the Food Service Web Site. Applications must be submitted yearly in the fall, within 30 days of school starting to maintain eligibility. If you need help filling the application out call the Food Service Office at 508-841-8819 .Eligibility is governed by guidelines set by the Department of Education. Notification will be sent to all families stating what they qualify for.
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 Department
C/O High School
64 Holden Street
Shrewsbury, Ma. 01545
Manager Contact Information
USDA Child Nutrition Programs
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).
- MAKE ONLINE PAYMENT TO YOUR CHILD'S ACCOUNT
- Lunch Menus
- Free & Reduced Meal Application
- Breakfast Menus
- High School After School Meals (opens in new window)
- Meal Magic Point of Sale System
- Nutrition Nuggets
- Massachusetts Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods & Beverages (opens in new window)
- Summer Meals
- Food Service Newsletter
- Food Service Handbook
- Other Governmental Resources for Families
- USDA Non-Discrimination Statement (opens in new window)
- Meal Charge Policy
- Meal Magic Bimonthly Promotion
- Civil Rights Statement
- DONATION: Erase Student School Lunch and Fee Debt
- Meal Modification
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