Massachusetts Extends Free School Meals for 22-23

Posted on 08/02/2022

August 2, 2022

Dear Families,

We are pleased to inform you that Massachusetts has extended free school meals for all students through the 2022-2023 school year!

What does this mean for STGRSD?
All STGRSD students will be eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch every day for the 2022-2023 school year.

What about second meals, chips, cookies or extra milk?
Students will be required to pay for second meals and a la carte items like extra milk, cookies and chips. Payment for these items must be made using the funds on the student’s School Café account.

*Pricing for second meals and extra items is still being determined and we will have more information for families closer to the start of school on September 1, 2022.

How do I check my child’s School Café account balance and add funds?
To check your child’s School Café account balance or to add funds with credit card, visit the website:
Funds can also be added by check. Make your check payable to STGRSD School Nutrition. Be sure to include your child’s first and last name in the memo of the check. Checks can be mailed or delivered to the school office.

Do students need a PIN number, even for free meals?
For tracking purposes, students will need to enter their lunch PIN number at the check-out when they receive any free meals or if they purchase additional items. School staff will have PIN information available for students on the first day of school.

Even though meals will be free for all, it is very important for families to still complete the household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals for next school year. Information received from those applications will be used to determine grants and other funding that the District is eligible for. We ask anyone who has not completed the benefits application to please do so through

We hope you are enjoying your summer and look forward to serving student school meal needs in the fall.

Stephen Presnal
Director of Finance and Operations

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