Cafeteria employee handing fruit to students

Under the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service’s Community Eligibility Program, every student who attends Holyoke Public Schools is eligible to receive free breakfasts and lunches every school day.

Under this program, HPS families do not need to fill out an application to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. All students are welcome to enjoy nutritious school meals that feature a wide variety of appealing foods every day, including fresh fruits and vegetables such as melons, berries, pineapples, celery and carrots, as well as salad bars at every school.

To help families plan ahead, breakfast and lunch menus are posted on the district website as well as on each school’s home page. Daily menus can also be found on the district’s mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App store or Google Play.