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Free/Reduced Update: 2022-2023
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We want to update you with exciting news about universal free school meals. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has decided to extend free school meals for all students through the 2022-2023 school year! This means that meals will continue to be served at no cost to all students.
Please note that 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 the 2022-2023 school year. You can view and complete the application here on the Food Services Page. Meal applications can also be found in the main office, the guidance office, and the kitchen office at both King Philip High School and King Philip Middle School. We strongly encourage ALL families to submit this form as it allows us to establish eligibility for P-EBT benefits and may allow fees to be waived for certain school activities and clubs.
In addition, please consider applying for SNAP, the federal nutrition program that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries. More SNAP information can be found at gettingsnap.org or by calling Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.
For school year 22-23, the cost of a second student meal will be $3.50 and the cost of a second breakfast which is available at the HS only will be $2.00. Lunch accounts can be set up at www.myschoolbucks.com or funds may be deposited directly to a student account at the point-of-sale register. Lunch accounts may be used to purchase a second meal and a variety of A-List snacks
The food and nutrition department at KING PHILIP REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT thanks you for your patience awaiting this news! As always, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide nourishing and healthy meals to all King Philip students so please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Mary Ann Reynolds
Director of Food Services
508-384-1000 ext. 3338
Supply Shortage Letter: October 5, 2021
The King Philip Regional School District Food Service Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, and department labor shortages. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we’ve been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the quantity of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow.
All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menu(s) based upon what we are able to acquire. We know that this affects students, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes when possible as soon as we identify an issue.
Please know that our number one priority continues to be providing healthy, nutritious, and appetizing meals for your children. We love seeing them every day and appreciate your support and patience as we continue to offer meals at no charge for all students. The good news is that free breakfast and lunch will continue throughout the school year, so please stick with us while we face yet another challenge. Your participation helps our program stay strong, and we look forward to serving you!
Mary Ann Reynolds
KPRSD Food Service Director
Student Lunch: All school meals meet the federal requirements for reimbursable school lunch.
Fruits & Vegetables: Schools must offer fruits and vegetables with every lunch. Students must take a 1/2 cup serving daily. Vegetable choices include offerings such as legumes, dark green, red & orange and other groups.
Whole Grains: All grains offered with school meals must be whole grain rich. (51%)
Sodium Limits: Schools much gradually reduce sodium levels in school meals
Dairy: Low fat or fat free milk or fat free flavored milk are offered with every meal. Lactaid available for students with lactose intolerance.
Other Beverages: Plain water (carbonated or uncarbonated) no limit to quantity or size. Juice – 100% fruit juice, no larger than 4 oz.
Ala Carte: All ala carte items offered in vending machines and in the Cafeteria follow the USDA School Food Service guidelines for calories, sodium, saturate fat and whole grain limits.
Schools must meet Calorie limits according to age/grade.
Grades 7-8: 600-700 calories
Grades 9-12: 750-850 calories
Charging meals will not be allowed as all students will receive their first meal at no cost. Second meals would need to be paid for, along with snacks and charging either will not be allowed.
If you have any questions call Mary Ann Reynolds, Director of Food Services.
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