Food Service


**IMPORTANT PUBLIC RELEASE FROM FOOD SERVICE**CLICK LINK TO READ**

Thank you for supporting our grab and go meal program during the school closure. Our last meal distribution will be handed out on June 9th, at which time you will receive 6 breakfasts and lunches to get you through the last official day of school, June 16th. 

As Leicester Public Schools transitions into our traditional non-feeding summer months, please know there are many resources available for you and your family

The Leicester Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 and is currently servicing any and all families of Leicester. The Leicester Food Pantry is located at St. Joseph's church right on Main St. in Leicester
There are approved summer feeding sites available and can be found by visiting  https://meals4kids.org/summer 
Please note : Even if you do not live in a town that is providing food through an approved summer feeding program, you may go to that publicized meal service site even if it is in another community. Any child who presents for a meal at a site can receive one regardless of residency. If you attend a meal site who asks for proof of residency, ask to speak to the site supervisor to get a better understanding of why they are asking for that information.


Information regarding an existing P-EBT or obtaining P-EBT or EBT can be found on this FAQ information sheet or bycontacting Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 800-645-8333 (TTY 800-1292). 
The hotline is open Monday-Friday 8 am- 7 pm, and Saturday 10 am-2 pm.
It has been our pleasure to continue to serve your students during these extremely difficult times and look forward to seeing them in the fall hopefully in a capacity we are more accustomed to. 
If at anytime your family need assistance please don't hesitate to contact us
Marilyn Tencza, Superintendent of Schools, tenczam@lpsma.net or 508-892-7040
Cady Maynard, Director of Operations and Finance, maynardc@lpsma.net or 508-892-7040
Laurie Cascione, Director of Food Services, cascionel@lpsma.net or 508-892-7030 x1190



IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT P-EBT CARDS- All Massachusetts families with school aged children who qualify for free or reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program are eligible for P-EBT benefits. Households will receive $5.70 per eligible student per day ($28.50/week) for period when school has been closed. Families receiving DTA benefits will see these funds added to existing EBT card, while those families not actively receiving DTA benefits will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, for each eligible student in the household. The PIN for each card is the identified student’s year of birth. Once you get the card, do not throw it away, as additional funds will be added through the school year, and may continue for extended period. P-EBT benefits can be used at any store that accepts SNAP, and most retailers have signs stating they accept SNAP or EBT. Benefits will carry over from month to month, and will be available for a year.

For more information, contact Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 800-645-8333 (TTY 800-1292). The hotline is open Monday-Friday 8 am- 7 pm, and Saturday 10 am-2 pm.

Project Bread P-EBT Fact sheet
Help with P-EBT Card use



Laurie Cascione, Director of Food Services
508-892-7030 X1190
cascionel@lpsma.net


Wendy Harmon, High School Cafe Manager
508-892-7030 X 1262

Valerie Thompson, Middle School Cafe Manager
508-892-7055 Option #3

Robyn Griffith, Elementary School Cafe Manager
508-892-7050 X115



School Lunch Prepayment System

Leicester Food Services uses www.myschoolbucks.com for a lunch prepayment system. Your login and password remain the same and your information was automatically transferred. For the notification of low balances through email you will have to log into the myschoolbucks website and set this information yourself.


Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 
 
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
 
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. 
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider 

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Important Information
Public Release
District Wellness Policy
Meal Charge Policy
Civil Rights Statement

Nutrition Newsletters

2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Application Information
Please note *You can apply at anytime throughout the school year*
If you need help filling out an application contact: 
Laurie Cascione 508-892-7030 x1190 or Cascionel@lpsma.net

**Please fill out BOTH the Free and Reduced Lunch Application AND the Sharing Information with other School Programs, both forms must be filled out in order for you to be considered for fee waivers**

WIC and SNAP Benefits

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