Welcome to Nutrition Services!
Dear Families & Students,
As schools are adopting different learning models, we are committed to helping students access the meals they need to thrive during this pandemic.
Methuen Public Schools will continue to provide free meals for all kids and teens during the rest of the school year. No registration or identification is required to receive meals. Breakfast and lunch grab and go meals can be picked up at:
While you should always take precautions when venturing out, please know that we are following every safety protocol and best practices for social distancing at meal sites to combat the spread of disease. All meals are served in a grab and go format, to limit social interactions. Along with contactless meal pick up, all staff members wear face masks, and practice good personal hygiene by washing hands and using hand sanitizer.
If you would like further assistance in accessing food resources during this time, Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline (1-800-645-8333) is available to connect you to food resources as well as provide information about elder meals programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. The Hotline will continue to operate Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm, and can provide information in 180 languages. There is also a dedicated line for those that are hearing impaired.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to us at 978-722-6010
Director of School Nutrition Services
Estimadas Familias y Estudiantes,
Como las escuelas están adoptando diferentes modelos de aprendizaje, nos comprometemos a ayudar a los estudiantes con el acceso a las comidas que necesitan para prosperar durante esta pandemia.
Las escuelas públicas de Methuen continuarán proporcionando comidas gratuitas a todos los niños y adolescentes durante el resto del año escolar. No es necesario registrarse o identificarse para recibir las comidas. Los desayunos y almuerzos de las comidas "grab and go" pueden ser recogidos en:
Aunque siempre deben tomar precauciones cuando se aventuren a salir, por favor sepan que seguimos todos los protocolos de seguridad y las mejores prácticas para el distanciamiento social en centros de comidas para combatir la propagación de enfermedades. Todas las comidas se sirven de modo "grab and go” (agarrar y llevar), para limitar las interacciones sociales. Junto con la recogida de comida sin contacto, todos los miembros del personal usan máscaras faciales, y practican una buena higiene personal lavándose las manos y usando desinfectante de manos.
Si desea obtener más ayuda para acceder a los recursos alimentarios durante este período, la línea directa de Project Bread FoodSource (1-800-645-8333) está disponible para conectarlo con los recursos alimentarios, así como para brindar información sobre los programas de comidas para ancianos y el Programa de Asistencia de Nutrición Suplementaria (SNAP), anteriormente conocido como cupones de alimentos. La línea directa seguirá funcionando de lunes - viernes, de 8 am - 7 pm y los sábados de 10 am-2 pm, y puede proporcionar información en 180 idiomas. También hay una línea dedicada a las personas con problemas de audición.
Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea más información, por favor, póngase en contacto con nosotros en el 978-722-6010
Director de Servicios de Nutrición Escolar
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
Nutritional information is currently available with our menus by hovering over any item or by selecting nutrients on the top of the screen, then selecting Nutrition Report Card. In addition to this information we now have an additional resource that may assist in selecting meals.
Our purchasing collaborative, the Massachusetts School Buying Group, has posted product, ingredient, and allergen information for many of the items we serve in our programs. Items are listed by category to allow for easier searching.
Click to see more! https://www.massbuyinggroup.com/msbg-nutritionals.html
Watch this tutorial video to learn more about using this tool!
Methuen School Nutrition Services is very pleased to provide parents an on-line system to add funds to student meal accounts. You may use your credit/and or debit card for the transaction, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Please note that we are unable to take credit card payments at our office, this is only available over the internet. You are not charged any fee to view account activity and balances.We will still accept cash and checks made out to Methuen School Lunch with your child(ren’s) name and pin written in the memo line. You are more than welcome to view your children’s accounts and send in a check for free.
Parents who use the on-line system must first create an account. Student ID numbers are available for parents as a search feature, you will need this as part of the on-line registration. No personal information about your student is available online. The district does not keep your credit card information on file and you will need to re-enter your credit card # each time you use the online system.
You can access the new on-line payment website by going to MySchoolBucks.com. Complete the registration page, and add your child(ren)’s names and ID numbers. Once you have registered and created a password you will not need the student ID number again. You can check your child’s account balances as long as you have access to the internet.
Payments made online will typically be credited within 15 minutes, but Internet Connection issues will create a delay. There is a convenience fee of $2.00 per transaction (a transaction could be one child or several children.) This fee is not paid to the Methuen School District.
We hope this will make payments easier and more convenient. Please follow the instructions to create an account for your child(ren), make deposits, and view account balances and activity.
Please don't hesitate to call with any questions or concerns at (978) 722-6010.
Methuen Public Schools offer healthy meals every school day. Free and Reduced Meal Benefits are available to qualified families. You may apply for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits online at https://www.schoollunchapp.com/District.aspx . Our online application option is fast, convenient and secure. If you prefer a paper application, write the Methuen Public School Nutrition Department, 10 Ditson Pl., Methuen, MA 01844. You can pick up copies of applications at all of our schools or download them from our website at http://methuenschoolmeals.com/?page=main .
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
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.