Dear Parents and Guardians,
The School Nutrition Department is so thankful for all of your support last school year and we are very excited about the upcoming year. The District is fortunate to be partnering with Project Bread for another school year to further enhance menu offerings. In addition, the department is actively exploring ways to expand breakfast access for all students and to incorporate more local food.
The cost of lunch is increasing by $0.25 to $3.25 per meal. This increase is required under the National School Lunch Program which sets a minimum price for the State. The cost of reduced-price meals is not changing.
As a reminder, children receiving free and reduced lunch benefits during the 2018-19 school year are entitled to the benefits through September 30, 2019. In order to maintain the benefit, a new application must be submitted or you must receive a direct certification notice. Direct certification notices will be mailed out during the first week of school. Applications are sent home with every student and available on the school nutrition website https://www.amherstfood.com/.
Thank you again for all of your support!