Food Services

Ms. Susan Maffe, MS, RD, SNS

Director of Food Services

The Food Services Program provides breakfasts and lunches in all Meriden Public Schools and Thomas Edison Middle School. The Office of Food Services ensures that all meals served meet age-appropriate nutritional guidelines as well as providing students and the school community with nutrition education and information. The Food Services Program works closely with the City of Meriden’s Health Department to ensure that healthy meals are being served in a safe cafeteria environment for the students of Meriden.

  • For current school lunch menus and prices, please check out our online menus.
  • To view our updated payment policy, click here.
  • To view our Nutrition Resources page, click here.

Meriden Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program coordinates, prepares and delivers breakfasts and lunches to area sites throughout Meriden during the summer months. The program is designed to provide area youth with 2 nutritionally balanced meals during the summer recess.

Questions, please call (203) 235-0278 or visit the New Opportunities website at:

Applying for reduced price or free meals:

For families who qualify, free or reduced price breakfasts and lunches are provided. To qualify, families must apply and meet federal income eligibility guidelines which are revised and published annually.

Free or reduced price meals may be applied for at any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but experience a change such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, become unemployed or get SNAP (formerly food stamps) or TFA, fill out an application at that time. Applications, instructions and additional information can be downloaded by selecting the correct link below.

  • To download our Free/Reduced Lunch application in English please click here
     or click here for a Spanish application.
  • To download instructions for our Free/Reduced Lunch application in English please click here or click here for a copy in Spanish
  • For more information on the Husky program, see Addendum B in English click here and Spanish
  • For more information on SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly t he Food S tamp Program), see Addendum C
  • Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions
  • Note: Eligibility is determined based on Federal Income Guidelines. For additional information on the Federal Income Guidelines, please click here.

online app


Put funds on your child's account online before 8/16/13 and receive a discount!

Cash transactions at the register are time-consuming, sometimes overwhelming, and decrease the amount of time that your child has to eat. Funds on account allow for a simple debit purchase, enhancing and improving your child’s dining experience. All online deposits for children’s accounts placed using MyPaymentsPlus by 8/16/13 will receive a 10% credit (5.25% account credit + 4.75% processing fee credit). For example, for each $20.00 placed on account, $20.95 will be charged to your credit card ($20.00 + .95 (4.75% processing fee) = $20.95). The Food Services Program will credit your child’s account $2.00 resulting in a total deposit of $22.00 to your child’s account. To qualify for this discount you must use our online payment system, MyPaymentsPlus, at to make prepayments.

Student Allergies

Meriden Public Schools recognizes that food allergies may be life-threatening. The district encourages parents/guardians of students with food allergies to notify the school nurse of the allergies.

  • Click here to review Meriden Public Schools Policy regarding food allergies.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.