Columbia School District

Food Services




Carol Salois

Food Services Director

CSalois@hwporter.org

860.228.9493 ext. 170

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FREE School Meals

2021-2022

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

Elementary FREE Breakfast

  • Breakfast is free.

  • Once breakfast leaves the cafeteria it cannot be brought back.

  • Only grades PK-K and Grade 2-4 need to order ahead of time. If you forget to order we will still get your child a breakfast, but ordering assists in planning and is appreciated.

  • Students in grades 5-8 and grade 1 will pick up breakfast on their way to homeroom. Morning care students will eat during that time.

  • A complete breakfast includes; Whole Grain based Entrée, Milk, Fruit and/or 100% Fruit Juice.

  • The breakfast menu is posted each month on our meal menu.

FREE Lunch

A complete lunch means 3 out of 5 food groups (Grain, meat/meat alternate, vegetable, fruit & milk) are present on the tray, including a serving of fruit. Students are encouraged to select all 5 components!

Milk Choice

Fat Free Milk, 1% Milk, or Fat Free Chocolate Milk

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

NOTE: School meals are free for ALL students through June 30, 2022

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.