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School Menus & Meal Pricing

Welcome Back to the Cafeteria!

betweenThank you for participating in the Food & Nutrition program at Vernon Public Schools! We are happy to announce FREE breakfast & lunch for all kids through June 30, 2021. Free meals are available for all students in school and curbside. No paperwork or ID required.

The Food & Nutrition Team has been working hard to make sure your children are safe in the cafeteria this school year. Breakfast and lunch will be made available to all children every day, whether the student is on-site or participating in virtual education. 

Free curbside meal boxes are available to all students regardless of which learning program the student is participating in (hybrid, virtual, or in-person). Click here for more information.  


Smart Snacks

Did you know? All Vernon Public Schools sell snacks during lunch for an additional price. Snacks can be purchased with cash or on account through My School Bucks. All snacks meet the Connecticut Nutrition Standards for healthier snack options. For a list of snacks and pricing, please click here.



Community Eligibility Provision

All students eat breakfast and lunch for free at Skinner Road School, Northeast School, and Maple Street School thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision. There is no paperwork required.

If your child attends Rockville High School, Vernon Center Middle School, Center Road School, or Lake Street School and you are wondering if your child qualifies for free or reduce priced meals, please fill out a meal application and return it to the address listed. Meal applications must be re-submitted each year.

School Meal Pricing

UPDATE! Meals are free for all students as of September 14, 2020 and continuing through June 30, 2021.


My School Bucks

Make school payments easy with My School Bucks. Create a free account and easily make payments online and on‑the‑go.

  • Check cafeteria balances & purchases 
  • Receive low balance alerts
  • Set up automatic payments

To add money to your student's account, please visit My School Bucks.

Funding from the United States Department of Agriculture allows all Vernon students to receive free meals through June 30, 2021. If your student had purchased meals between August 31 and September 11, 2020, that money has been refunded to your student’s account. Money on the student’s account can be used to purchase snacks and second meals during the 2020-2021 school year, or it can be rolled over to next school year. For questions, please contact the Food & Nutrition Services Department at rdickinson@vernon-ct.gov or 860-896-4682.


Other Ways to Pay

You may also pay for school meals with cash or check at the cafeteria register. No cash will be accepted at the Central Office.

Is your family struggling financially? Vernon Public Schools offer free or reduced-price meals at all schools to those that qualify. You may apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits at any time throughout the year. Please fill out a meal application and return it to the address listed.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.