Food Service


**IMPORTANT PUBLIC RELEASE FROM FOOD SERVICE**CLICK LINK TO READ**

Leicester Public Schools is committed to feeding all the registered students in our District during the 2020-2021 school year; no matter how your student is learning. We understand we will have some of your students in person on their specific assigned cohort days, and look forward to feeding them in person. We have taken many precautions to make this process as safe as possible, and have worked with our local Board of Health and our Facilities Department to ensure this. We will have two meal options available during breakfast and lunch for those in person students, please refer to our menus for these options.

To pick up meals for remote learning days, you will have to fill out the weekly meal survey which will be sent via email. We will offer three options: a one day meal kit for those student learning four days in person, a three day meal kit, designed for those learning both in person and remote, and a five day meal kit for those learning fully remotely. You will need to register your student(s) for the to-go program and select the desired amount of meals. If you participated when we did this program during the March-June school closure things will be slightly different, we will need for you to know your students' ID#. The waiver for allowing Districts to feed any student no matter where they live or age has expired, we are only allowed to provide meals to registered students of Leicester Public Schools. At the time of pick up you will need to provide the name and ID# of the student you are picking meals up for.  Another waiver that has expired is the waiver allowing us to feed all students free of charge. Lunch is $3.00 a day and Breakfast $1.50, therefore if your student is a full paying student and you are picking up a five day to go meal kit, their meal account will be charged $15 for the five days of lunches and $7.50 for five days worth of breakfasts. Reduced paying students will be charged $.40 a day for lunch and $.30 a day for breakfast. If you have been approved for free meals all the meals provided will be free of charge. If you have not been approved Free or Reduced priced meals and would like to apply please fill out a Free/Reduced meal application.

We are planning on doing the same pick up process as last time, pick up will be at the Elementary School for all families, no matter what school your student attends. We will be preparing and delivering the meals on Wednesdays and will offer two pick up times (1:00-2:00 & 5:00-6:00) as we understand some families are back to work and aren't home until later. Please make sure to select a time to pick up your meals. Also, remember when you are ordering to only order for the number of days your student is learning remotely.

Laurie Cascione, Director of Food Services, cascionel@lpsma.net or
508-892-7030 x1190



IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT P-EBT CARDS- All Massachusetts families with school aged children who qualify for free or reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program are eligible for P-EBT benefits. Households will receive $5.70 per eligible student per day ($28.50/week) for period when school has been closed. Families receiving DTA benefits will see these funds added to existing EBT card, while those families not actively receiving DTA benefits will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, for each eligible student in the household. The PIN for each card is the identified student’s year of birth. Once you get the card, do not throw it away, as additional funds will be added through the school year, and may continue for extended period. P-EBT benefits can be used at any store that accepts SNAP, and most retailers have signs stating they accept SNAP or EBT. Benefits will carry over from month to month, and will be available for a year.

For more information, contact Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 800-645-8333 (TTY 800-1292). The hotline is open Monday-Friday 8 am- 7 pm, and Saturday 10 am-2 pm.

Project Bread P-EBT Fact sheet
Help with P-EBT Card use



Laurie Cascione, Director of Food Services
508-892-7030 X1190
cascionel@lpsma.net


Wendy Harmon, High School Cafe Manager
508-892-7030 X 1262

Valerie Thompson, Middle School Cafe Manager
508-892-7055 Option #3

Robyn Griffith, Elementary School Cafe Manager
508-892-7050 X115



School Lunch Prepayment System

Leicester Food Services uses www.myschoolbucks.com for a lunch prepayment system. Your login and password remain the same and your information was automatically transferred. For the notification of low balances through email you will have to log into the myschoolbucks website and set this information yourself.


Non-Discrimination 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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; or 
 
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. 
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider 

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Important Information
Public Release
District Wellness Policy
Meal Charge Policy
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Nutrition Newsletters

2020-2021 Free and Reduced Lunch Application Information
Please note *You can apply at anytime throughout the school year*
If you need help filling out an application contact: 
Laurie Cascione 508-892-7030 x1190 or Cascionel@lpsma.net

**Please fill out BOTH the Free and Reduced Lunch Application AND the Sharing Information with other School Programs, both forms must be filled out in order for you to be considered for fee waivers**

WIC and SNAP Benefits

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