There are many food resources available to Methuen students and families to assist with receiving fresh, healthy and nutritious meals. No child should go hungry!
For additional information, checkout the Methuen Food Resource Flyer
This page is a valuable resource that answers questions about the SNAP, Grab & Go Meals, P-EBT and the School Lunch App.
Remember, we are here for you. Feel free to contact the Methuen Schools Nutrition Office with any questions or concerns. Our phone number is 978-722-6010, we are happy to assist you.
What is SNAP?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is a federal program that offers nutrition assistance benefits to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. On a monthly basis, SNAP participants receive a fixed quantity of SNAP benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card. The SNAP EBT card can be used like a debit card to purchase healthy food at authorized area retail stores and supermarkets
For more information about SNAP, Please visit our SNAP Outreach Resource Page
FREE Grab & Go Meals
Grab & Go Meals consist of a complete breakfast and lunch that meet the USDA requirements for school meals. For specific locations and times, checkout the summer Grab & Go Schedule.
What is P-EBT?
P-EBT is a federal program. The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), received approval to operate this program in response to the COVID-19. P-EBT provides food support to help families with children buy healthy food during the pandemic.
Criteria to receive P-EBT Funds:
Child(ren) qualifies (qualify) for Free or Reduced Meals at school either by being Directly Certified by the State or through an online application submitted by the parent/guardian.
Child(ren) is/are either learning remotely, hybrid or on summer break.
For more information, visit map-ebt.org (the website is available in 6 languages).
For information regarding P-EBT Eligibility & Benefits for K-12, visit K-12 P-EBT
Start with completing the School Lunch App!
Christina Traficanti, Food Services Secretary
Paola Saucier, Parent Liaison - (Español)
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