Columbia School District

Food Services




Food Services Director

Heather Plourde

Contact Information:

860-455-1552

860-336-9054(cell)

hplourde@eastconn.org

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FREE School Meals

2022-2023

Effective immediately, school breakfast and lunch are FREE for all children 18 years and younger.

Free meals must be complete meals. Please see below.

Free Meals Announcement

Menus 2022-2023

Hot Lunch Information

During the transition back to normal school operations in school year 2022-23, EASTCONN Food Services has opted in to the School Meals Assistance Revenue for Transition (SMART) funds providing meals (breakfast and lunch) at no cost for all students at the beginning of the school year. Please note that meals at no cost to all students are unlikely to last all year and are subject to the availability of funds. Since the availability of meals at no cost will expire when all funds have been expended, it is critical that households submit a free and reduced-priced meal application as soon as possible to determine a student’s eligibility for this school year and avoid unpaid meal charges.

Parent Letter FAQS

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

SNAP Qualification Information

Husky Health Insurance Information

Alternate Lunches

Alternate lunches are available daily by request only and include all food group components:

A nut butter (Sunbutter or Peanut Butter) & jelly or nut butter & fluff on whole wheat bread, Salad with turkey/salad with cheese/salad with turkey & cheese (EXCEPT Salad Days)/ FUN Lunch

Paying for School Meals


My School Bucks

EASTCONN offer MySchoolBucks® as a quick and easy way online school meal payment system. Use a credit/debit card or electronic check to add funds. You can also view your child’s account balance and purchase history online. Please review this School Bucks Letter for more information.

Account Set Up

  • You will need your child’s student ID number.

  • Choose EASTCONN Educational Services for District.

  • Click below to set up, view, and add payment to your account.

Pay by Check

Please make all checks out to: EASTCONN Food Services

Free & Reduced Meals

Children need healthy meals to learn. Please review the information below to see if you qualify for free or reduced cost meals. Complete forms to apply.