Food Services FAQs
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
Who can get free or reduced meals?
Children in households getting Food Stamps or TAFN and foster children. Also if your household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart, your child may receive free or reduced meals.
Will the information be checked?
Yes, we may ask for proof of the information that you provided.
If I do not qualify now, may I apply later?
You may apply at any time during the school year, if your household size goes up, your income goes down, or you start receiving Food Stamps, or TAFN. If you lose your job, your children may be able to get free or reduced meals during the time that you are unemployed after you file the application with the school cafeteria.
What if my household size or income changes?
If your children qualify for free or reduced prices based on your income, you must tell us if your household size goes up or down, or if your income goes up by more than $ 50.00 per month. Call us at 413-772-1334. You may have to fill out another application.
What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application?
You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Food and Nutrition Services, Greenfield Public Schools, 195 Federal Suite 100, Greenfield, MA 01301, Telephone: 413-772-1334.
If you have any other questions or need help, call 413-772-1334.
Director of Food and Nutrition Services.