Food Services

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Healthy Menu Choices

ARAMARK provides your child with a variety of nutritious and healthy menu choices, exciting and colorful looks in the cafeterias, and nutritional educational messaging to encourage healthy eating and a well-balanced lifestyle.
 

Nutrition Information

Visit https://suffield.schooldish.com/ to find detailed nutrition information and interactive breakfast and lunch menus for each school.
 

Payment Information

Parents are strongly encouraged to setup a FREE account with https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ even if you do not use it to pay for meals you can track your child’s account purchases and balance.

For more information or to place restrictions on your child's account, please see the letters below.

Lunch and Breakfast Payment Information - PDF

Account Restriction Request - PDF

Health Department Inspection Reports

PAYMENT

Parents are strongly encouraged to setup a FREE account with www.myschoolbucks.com even if you do not use it to pay for meals, you can track your child’s account purchases and balance.

For detailed payment information, see Payment Options section below.

Ben Gashi
Food Services director
bgashi@suffield.org 
Phone: 860-668-3810 x3115
 

Payment Options

Students enter their student ID number into a PIN pad, scan their finger, or scan their school id card at the cash register to access funds from their food service account to purchase breakfast, lunch, milk, or snacks from the cafeteria.

Myschoolbucks.com Online Account and Prepay with Credit Card

Setup a FREE account at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ using:

  • child’s name
  • student ID number
  • school zip code
    • AWS and SHS = 06093
    • MIS and SMS = 06078

You can track your child(ren)’s purchases and balance even if you don't use it for payment. Families may prepay using a credit card at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/.

Please note: a convenience fee is added each time a deposit is made to the account. (You can distribute the payment among multiple children.) This is a bank fee and does not profit Suffield Public Schools or Aramark.

Prepay with Cash or Check

Prepayment is easy and convenient. It eliminates having to make sure your child has food or lunch money every day.

  • Send a check, made payable to "Suffield Food Service", or cash in an envelope with the student’s full name, student ID number, and room number.
    • McAlister and Spaulding students should give the envelope to their teacher.
    • Middle and high school students can give the envelope to the cashier in the cafeteria.
  • You can use one check for multiple students at the same school. If you have children at different schools, please send in separate checks for each school.

Sending Payments Daily

Checks/Cash are also accepted daily.

  • For AWS and MIS, the money is collected in morning meeting. Please send in it in an envelope with the student’s full name, student number, and room number. This option is difficult for the younger students because it may get misplaced.
  • At SMS and SHS, cash is collected at the register. 

Insufficient Funds

Students are able to charge their lunch three times.

  • After that, if a child continues to have insufficient funds, they will be served a cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread with milk and two sides (which costs $2.65).
  • Insufficient funds notices will be sent when children have a negative balance greater than $8.00.

Free or Reduced Lunch 2019-2020


Nondiscrimination Statement

This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

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, disability, age, 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.

If you feel you have been treated unfairly, you can contact the Suffield Public Schools Business Manager at 860-668-3202 or bhoff@suffield.org or you can follow the instructions below to file a complaint directly with the USDA.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found which be downloaded below or 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.

USDA Program Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Procedures - PDF