The West Woods cafe' will begin charging for school meals on March 1, 2023. The reasons for this change are that the federal USDA COVID-19 waivers allowing for free meals have expired, and the state School Meals Assistance Revenue for Transition (SMART) funds, which allowed us to begin the year with free meals on a temporary basis, have been used up.
If your child has free or reduced-price meal status through an approved application or state direct certification, that status will not change on March 1st. If you have not yet applied for free or reduced-price, meals please do so now. Eligibility is based on income and household size. A fully online application can be found at www.hamden.org/mealapplication.