School Nutrition Director: Lynne Koenig
Asst. to the School Nutrition Director: Margena Ropi
Children need healthy meals to learn. Holliston Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. In School Year 2023-2024, all students will receive free lunch at school. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has provided money to do this for another year through the State budget.
We need your help to keep providing free meals to all students in future years.
Please fill out this application for free and reduced price school meals. If many families fill out and return this form, we will receive more money from the federal government for free school meals now and in the future. We will also get more money for other school programs. The information you provide is confidential. We follow strict federal rules to keep your information private.
If you are not receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and have been approved for free or
reduced-price school meals, you may be eligible for SNAP which provides monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries
to Massachusetts residents who qualify. Find out if you are eligible for SNAP today by calling Project Bread's FoodSource
Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 and a counselor can help you apply over the phone. You can also apply on your own online at
DTA Connect: https://dtaconnect.eohhs.mass.gov/apply
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO CAN GET FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS?
This year, all students in our schools will get free lunch at school.
But only some students qualify as "eligible" for free meals. These are:
• All children in households receiving benefits from MA SNAP, MA TAFDC, FDPIR, or specific categories of
Medicaid are eligible for free meals.
• Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free
• Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
• Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
• Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal
Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.
FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2023 - 2024
|Each additional person||+$9,509||+$793||+$183|
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILDREN QUALIFY AS HOMELESS, MIGRANT, OR RUNAWAY?
Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other
temporary housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please contact Jessica Beattie at firstname.lastname@example.org or