Lunch Menus/Food Services

About Hamden Public School's Food Services


There are many child nutrition policy changes from the federal and state governments that will impact school meals in the 22-23 school year.

Our schools will be operating under different food service programs at different locations, so please note the specific situation at the school your child attends. Some schools will continue to receive free meals for all students for the entire 22-23 school year, while other schools will receive free meals for a limited time and then return to the free, reduced-price, and full-pay system based on household income and direct certification (Direct Certification is a method of determining categorically eligible for free meals based on participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Does My Child's School Have Free Lunch This Year?

A Note to All Parents and Guardians

No matter what school your child attends, whether a CEP or non-CEP school, we encourage all families who may be eligible to fill out and return a free and reduced-price meal application. Not only could it benefit your family in terms of free and reduced-price meals, it may also help determine eligibility for other programs that could assist students, families, and the school district. Some other programs and opportunities that may be influenced by free or reduced-price meal status include: subsidized musical instrument rentals; discounted internet and WiFi services for your home; discounts on before- and after-school care tuition; free school field trips; eligibility to waive ACT, SAT and AP exam fees, as well as college application fees; and federal education grants for schools, including Title I funding.


My School Bucks-The Simple Way to Pay

• Check Balances
• Receive Alerts
• Set up auto payments

Go to the website or download the app by clicking on the links below 

You will need your child's ID number to complete set up. If you don't know it, ask at the school office.

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Program Information



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Following are stories on the Hamden Public Schools Middle School Breakfast Nook and Cooking Matters programs with Whitsons.

Fox 61 Article       Fox 61 Video

Breakfast Nook Video

Cooking Matters Video