Lunch Menus/Food Services

About Hamden Public School's Food Services

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 will be the last day for free school meals at Alice Peck, Bear Path, Spring Glen, West Woods, Hamden Middle, Hamden High, Hamden Transition Academy, and Wintergreen/HCLC. Charging for school meals will begin on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Please note that school meals will remain free for the rest of the 2022-2023 school year at Church Street, Dunbar Hill, Helen Street, Ridge Hill, and Shepherd Glen schools because they are operating under the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch Program. Please click here for the complete notification which includes information on applying for free and reduced-price meals, breakfast and lunch prices, the MySchoolBucks payment system, the meal charging policy, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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