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2023-2024 Lunch News

St John the Baptist Food Service Department is pleased to announce that we are taking part in the free
lunch program that Governor Baker extended into the 22-23 school year! This means breakfast and lunch
will be free to all students regardless of their eligibility status through June 2023. We encourage all
families to take advantage of this program to access nutritious meals.

It is still very important for families to submit a household application to determine eligibility for free and
reduced-price meals. This information will allow students to qualify for any additional benefits and
ensure a seamless transition when the state moves back to a paid program in September 2023. You will
find the application attached in this email.

A la carte items or a second lunch will not be free, however students who wish to purchase these items
can do so by having available funds in their accounts. We suggest making sure any new students are
added on the EZSCHOOLAPPS website and that every account is up to date. If you are new to ordering
school meals, you can create an account on the website as well! Please go to to begin
the process.

We will continue to be using this site to pre-order meals. We are asking families to preorder for the
minimum of one week to ensure the correct amount of milk and food is ordered and available. The
deadline for pre ordering meals is every Friday by 8pm. We understand the end of the week can be very
busy, so we encourage families to think about ordering one month at time. We will continue to remind
families of this deadline in our Wednesday Weeklies and will try on a monthly-basis as well. If you do
not preorder by the deadline and your child needs a lunch, they will receive an alternate lunch which is a
cheese sandwich.

The first deadline for orders is Saturday, September 3 by 6:00PM for the following school week of
September 6th After the first week, the deadline for the rest of the year will be on Friday’s by 8:00PM for the upcoming week.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amie at We can’t wait to see
everyone’s smiling faces in a couple weeks!