Lunch Menus/Food Services

About Hamden Public School's Food Services

February 22, 2023
The Connecticut General Assembly approved, and the Governor signed, legislation that funds free school meals for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year.

With this new legislation, one breakfast meal and one lunch meal per school day will be provided at no cost to every student in Hamden Public Schools no matter which school the student attends. We will not begin charging for meals in March, as was originally announced. Additional meals and any a la carte items must be purchased.

Although every student will now receive one free breakfast and one free lunch every day until the end of the 2022-23 school year, it remains important to fill out and submit a free and reduced-price meal application. The application can be found at The Connecticut State Department of Education has produced this helpful video on how to fill out the application.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) eligibility has recently been expanded in Connecticut. Now more households are eligible for food assistance than ever before. SNAP is a federally funded program that was created to assist individuals and families to supplement their food budget. One of the many benefits of SNAP is that participation in the program automatically makes your child eligible for free school meals. You can check to see if you qualify for SNAP benefits by going to

If you have any questions, please write to or call 203-407-2205.

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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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