The US Department of Agriculture has waived restrictions for the 2021-2022 school year so all students will be eligible for free meals during the 2021-2022 school year.
A full meal must be taken by the student. For example, a student cannot bring lunch from home but request just a free drink or side order.
Milk will be available for purchase for (.50 cents) for those who do not take the meal or bring their lunch.
A limited number of snacks will also be available for purchase starting in mid-September.
Student families may wish to consider this information when funding their child’s meal account.
Message About 20-21 Benefits
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) funds are coming to address the remote learning days of the 2020-2021 school year.
What is P-EBT? P-EBT is a program to help you purchase food for your school-age child(ren) who were eligible for free or reduced price school meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), but whose schools closed or operated with reduced attendance or hours for five consecutive days due to COVID-19. English Flyer Volante Español
Eligible students in fully remote learning situations will receive $122.76 a month. Students in hybrid learning situations will receive $61.38 a month. The amount a student receives is determined on a monthly basis - whether the student was fully remote or hybrid that month.
P-EBT for eligible families will be added to your Families First Card or mailed to you starting at the end of July. Need more information? Visit the P-EBT section of www.NJSNAP.gov.
Franklin Township Public Schools has process the information necessary for our eligible student families to receive these benefits. Eligible families should be receiving them shortly.
Nutritious Meals Help Students Stay Focused and Successful in School!
The students in Franklin Township Public Schools have access to breakfast in the classroom as well as a nutritious lunch. Many families may be entitled to recieve these meals at little or no cost.
To find out if your child(ren) is entitled to free or reduced cost meals this year, you can:
Pick up a Paper Copy of the Application at the Food Services Office, 2301 Route 27, Building #1, Somerset, NJ 08873.
Also please take note of our Board Policy on an Unpaid Food Services Account.
For more information on our Food Services Department, visit our Food Services Page.