Food Services

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Welcome to the Holliston Public Schools Food Services Department.

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.

FY2024 Application for Free & Reduced (English)

Translated Applications

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:
Frequently Asked Questions


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.


Household size Yearly  Monthly   Weekly 
1  $26,973   $2,248 $519
2  $36,482   $3,041 $702
3  $45,991   $3,833 $885
4  $55,500   $4,625 $1,068 
5  $65,009   $5,418 $1,251 
6  $74,518   $6,210 $1,434 
7  $84,027   $7,003 $1,616 
8  $93,536   $7,795 $1,799 
 Each additional person  +$9,509 +$793 +$183


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 or
508-429-0654 x1132


USDA Nutrition Services Civil Rights Statement


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Civil Rights Statement

Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Discrimination Complaint Form , from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


What is SNAP?

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It was formerly known as food stamps and is run by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). Learn more about SNAP here.



First page of the PDF file: SNAPFLYERfromMASSGOV