School Nutrition

Food Service Director - Heather Bouley

 hbouley@smithtec.org 1-413-587-1414 x3456

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PARENT LETTER 2021-2022

Welcome back!!

The USDA made a decision to allow all students to receive Free breakfast and Lunches for the upcoming school year.  We are thrilled with this news as it means that we will be able to provide all Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School students with nutritious and nourishing food for free that will support them, both in school and at home.

 

What this means for your family and for Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School:

  • Your child, will receive a healthy breakfast and lunch every school day, at no cost, in a safe and welcoming environment.

  •  It allows Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School to provide the most nourishing and appetizing meals possible for your child.  When your children eat school meals, it helps the school system by providing federal funds to the district. The more meals we serve, the more funding we receive, allowing us to focus on meal quality, variety and innovative practices.  If your children have never before participated in school meals, consider trying the program this year!

  • It helps you save time and money. By allowing us to prepare meals for your children you don’t have to plan and shop for your children’s breakfast and lunch each school day.

  • With this being said, please take the time to fill out the Free & Reduced Meal application.  This will further your opportunity to possibly get assistance with home utility bills, SAT/ACT/PSAT fees and College application fees.

  • If you would like your student to be able to purchase extra meals or any A La Carte items such as bottle water or snacks – please go to www.MYSCHOOLBUCKS.com and sign up for an account in which you can use a Debit/Credit card or send in cash or check to apply to your students meal account.

 

In addition, we also encourage families to apply for SNAP benefits. SNAP provides monthly cash benefits (on an EBT card) to purchase groceries for eligible families. To apply for SNAP, visit www.startwithsnap.org  or call the Project Bread FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333. If you are unsure whether your family is eligible, the FoodSource Hotline can assist you with eligibility questions. Families approved for SNAP are directly eligible to receive free meals at school and do not need to fill out an application for free and reduced price meals.

 

Please reach out with any questions you might have. Your children are the reason we do our jobs and we are here to make sure that they are fueled with good food!

 

Heather Bouley 

Food Service Director 

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