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Summer Meals

Welcome to Summer 2024

Free Summer Meals for anyone under 18 return Monday, June 17 through Friday, August 16.  Join us at one of our five neighborhood locations.

Breakfast and lunch are available each weekday and must be eaten on-site.  We hope to see you this summer!

  • Anchors Landing - Breakfast: 9:00 - 9:30 / Lunch: 11:30 - 12:00
  • Groton Public Library - Breakfast: 9:00 - 9:20 / Lunch: 11:30 - 12:00
  • Splash Pad (Navy Housing-Tern Rd) - Breakfast: 9:40 - 10:10 / Lunch: 12:10 - 12:40
  • Poquonnock Plains Park - Breakfast: 9:40 - 10:10 / Lunch: 12:10 - 12:40
  • Branford Manor  - Breakfast: 9:15 - 9:45 / Lunch: 11:00 - 11:30
No meals on Wednesday, June 19, Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 


Summer Meals Breakfast Menus


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Summer Meals Lunch Menus


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Do you have a leftover school lunch balance?

Please email the Food Service Office to Request a refund or transfer of funds

SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

If your children qualify for free school meals or milk, you might also qualify for SNAP (formerly called Food Stamps). SNAP helps people buy food for themselves and their families. SNAP benefits are issued each month on plastic debit cards. You can use SNAP benefits to buy food at major supermarkets, neighborhood grocery stores, and some farmers’ markets authorized to accept SNAP.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally-funded program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS). SNAP offers nutrition assistance to eligible individuals and families and allows recipients to purchase healthy, nutritious food at participating entities. 

Visit the SNAP website to determine if you are eligible by answering a few income and household questions.  

School Year Meals, Celebration Platters and More

School-year meals will be posted in late August.


Celebrate your child's special day by reserving a classroom Celebration Platter from the Food Service Department for the entire class. Check back at the start of the school year for options and the 2024-2025 ordering form.

Please contact your child's school kitchen directly to order.  Amount due must be paid prior to the party date.  Please order at least 7 days prior.

Thames River-


Northeast Academy-

Catherine Kolnaski-

Charles Barnum-

Follow us on Facebook @groton.student.nutrition for additional updates and up-to-the-minute messages


Free & Reduced-Price Meals Online Application 

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply for free and Reduced price School Meals


LSWP Triennial Assessment Summary

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in public schools, requires a triennial assessment of our Local School Wellness Policy.  The Groton Public Schools’ (GPS) wellness policy (P 6142.101 / Wellness Score Card / Wellness Summary Assessment) can be found on our Policy Website and was developed to support student and staff health and well-being.

Our Wellness Committee, composed of stakeholders in the Groton community, has performed an assessment of our policy, using the WellSAT, which is a quantitative assessment tool developed by the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.  The goal of the assessment is to compare Groton’s policy to a model policy, identifying our strengths, our areas for growth and our plans to improve our wellness policy.  

The evaluation examines these components of our policy: 

  •    Nutrition Education
  •    Standards for USDA Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals
  •    Nutrition Standards for Competitive and Other Foods and Beverages
  •    Physical Education and Physical Activity
  •    Wellness Promotion and Marketing
  •    Implementation, Evaluation and Communication


Groton's WellSatWorksheet

Our Wellness Committee will meet throughout the 2024-2025 school year.  If you are a parent, staff, student or community member interested in joining, please contact for more information.