Lunch Menus/Food Services

Food Services 2023-2024 School Year

Welcome to the Food Services webpage. Here you will find information on all aspects of the Hamden Public Schools food service program.

Breakfast is free at all schools for the 2023-2024 school year. We will begin charging for lunch at certain schools on the first day of school. Other schools are eligible to operate under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which allows all enrolled students to receive free breakfast and lunch for the duration of the school year. Please find your school on the chart below to see its status.

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

Lunch prices at the schools that will be charging are:

Paid- Elementary


Paid- Middle School


Paid- High School



Households should submit a free and reduced-price meal application as soon as possible to determine eligibility for this school year and avoid unpaid meal charges. Hamden Public Schools uses the secure and convenient MySchoolBucks meal account and payment system. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to keep track of student accounts and avoid negative balances. Please read Hamden Public School’s charging policy.

If you have any questions, please write to

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