District Students to Receive Breakfast and Lunch at No Charge Through December
Posted on 09/16/2020

All Plainville Community Schools students will now receive breakfast and lunch at no cost each school day through the end of December, according to district Food Services Director, Ashley Onion. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently made the announcement, which temporarily extends meals at no charge for all Plainville students aged 18 and younger from September 14th through December 31, 2020.

Through the program, Plainville students, both those attending school on site and those participating in remote learning, receive one breakfast and one lunch per student per school day.  On in school learning days, meals are available at each school for students. On remote learning days, all meals can be picked up daily between 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM at Plainville High School. The meals are distributed at the high school entrance near the flag pole. Only students, parents or guardians are allowed to pick up the breakfast and lunch meals.

“During this challenging time, Food and Nutrition Services is delighted USDA temporarily extended breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students until December 31, 2020. It is extremely important for students to have access to healthy and nutritious meals on a daily basis,” said Onion.

"Students need to have their basic needs for food and nutrition met in order to be fully available and ready for learning. When one’s stomach is growling, it is difficult to focus on other things, such as learning. We are grateful for this opportunity to extend food and nutrition options to all students who need it," noted Superintendent Steven LePage.

For  questions regarding the district free meals program or the Plainville Community Schools Food Service Program, please contact Food Services Director Ashley Onion at: (860) 860-793-3234 or via email at: oniona@plainvilleschools.org.