2021-22 School Year Food Service Information
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is funding free lunches for all students for the 2021-22 school year. This means that any student in the Newton Public Schools is eligible for free lunch (and free breakfast where available.) Students who are in school buildings through lunch can simply ask for the meal on the menu for that day (see below) and the meal will be provided to them free of charge.
Free and Reduced Meal Program
While all students in the Newton Public Schools will continue to receive school meals free of charge for the 2021-22 school year, it is still important for qualified families to complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application. By completing the application, your student and family may be eligible to receive additional benefits beyond the free and reduced meal program.
A few important notes:
- If you have had a change in job status or income, you may now be eligible for the free and reduced meal program. We encourage you to complete the application by September 5.
- If your student was enrolled in the Newton Public Schools last year and you are now eligible for the free and reduced meals program (but have not yet completed the application), you can receive a summer P-EBT card. To receive the card, you must complete the application. A P-EBT card is a debit card with funds already loaded onto it that can be used to purchase food items at your local grocery store.
- To receive the P-EBT card benefit, you MUST complete the free and reduced meal application by September 5.
- If you are already enrolled in the free and reduced meal program and received a P-EBT card last year, you do NOT need to reapply. You will remain enrolled in the free and reduced meal program this year.
The Grab ‘n Go meal program has expanded to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to ALL Newton residents, including NPS METCO families. Please come to one of the Grab & Go locations at Newton North or Newton South.
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Newton South (side parking lot with solar canopy), Newton North (parking area near auditorium entrance.)
You will be offered 3 days worth of breakfast and lunch for you and your family. You can pick up for friends and neighbors too!