Food & Nutrition


School Lunch Information

For the 2023-2024 school year we are excited to announce that Breakfast is Free For All! 

You must fill out a free and reduced application if you would like to apply for full benefits. We have funding to cover the cost of reduced lunches to families, making reduced meals free to families.

Free and reduced information is available below. Please reach out with any questions.           

Payments can be made in school cafeterias with a check (made out to Cheshire Public Schools) or cash. You can also make a payment online with a credit/debit card on MySchoolBucks for a fee. MySchoolBucks can also send low balance alerts and transaction history at no charge.

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Free & Reduced Application & Information

Please fill out an application to apply for free & reduced meal benefits. An application will cover meals throughout the entire school year. You only need ONE application per HOUSEHOLD. You can fill one out online or send one in to the Food & Nutrition Office. Please reach out with any questions. 

Online Free & Reduced Family Application  MY SCHOOL APPS      
Printable Version Free and Reduced Family Application
Printable Version Free & Reduced Family Application in Spanish
For other languages click HERE
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Free and Reduced Meals   
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Free and Reduced Meals Spanish         
Sharing Information – Addendum A
SNAP Information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Income guidelines

Civil Rights Complaint Procedure

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:, 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;
2.    fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3.    email: .

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.