Schools Continue to Provide Free Meals

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Photo provided by Bill Hoff

Meals ready to go are set up in the Suffield Middle School cafeteria.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Suffield Public Schools began providing meals to all children 18 and under last March. By the end of June, we had provided almost 70,000 meals. The Connecticut Department of Education has allowed us to continue to provide these meals in the 2020-21 school year even as schools reopened. We are providing free breakfast and lunch for those attending school in person, those participating in distance learning, and all children 18 and under.

Reimbursement for these meals is provided by the federal government, so there is no cost to Suffield. In fact, providing these meals benefits the town by reducing the subsidy provided to the food service department by the Board of Education.

All students attending school in person are eligible for free breakfast and free lunch provided in each school’s cafeteria. The menus for each day are available at: Families are also eligible to pick up their students’ breakfast and lunch for Saturday and Sunday on Friday. Parents can sign up for these meals at:

Distance learning students and all children 18 and under are eligible to pick up meals for all days of the week. They can sign up for these meals at:

Additional information is available at: You can also email Bill Hoff at or Ben Gashi at

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