With the beginning of the year getting started the Food Service team is excited to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals to the Haverhill school community.  While Haverhill Public Schools operate under CEP, meaning all students receive breakfast and lunch for free you also may have heard that universal free school meals for all students in Massachusetts has been extended for the entire 2022-2023 school year. This means that your child will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch!Lunches will continue to follow National School Lunch Program (NSLP) guidelines. One free lunch includes a serving of grains, meat/meat alternate, fruits, vegetables, and an optional 8oz low-fat milk. Students must take a serving of fruits or vegetables as part of their meal in order for it to qualify as free.  Additionally, individual entrée and side items are not free on their own, and students will be charged a la carte pricing for these items.Although one lunch per day is free, it is still extremely important all students check out at a cafeteria register to account for their free meals and purchase of a la carte items. Checking out at a register ensures accurate reimbursement of free meals so funds spent are returned to the non-profit program. Students may check out by one of the following ways:

  1. Punch in their student ID number given to them or provide the cashier their student ID number
  2. Scan their ID card given to them by their school (NOTE: Some schools may not have ID ready just yet!)
  3. Provide the first and last name to the cashier so they may look you up by name
  4. Our team is also happy to provide your child their student ID number if they do not know it!

ACCOUNT INFORMATION & PAYMENTSAccount payments can be made through using a debit/credit card or electronic check. We also accept cash payments at the Snack Shack.A MySchoolBucks account also provides you with the ability to view account balances, receive low balance alerts, set up automatic recurring payments, and view a history of purchases made on the account. Please note that there is a $2.75 convenience fee for each deposit transaction made through MySchoolBucks.

Once you have created a MySchoolBucks user profile, each student will need to be added individually to your account using their student ID number or school name. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Download the app or visit and click on “Sign Up Free”.
  2. Create a user profile with your email address, establish a password, and set up your security questions.
  3. Add a student to your account using the student’s name, date of birth, and/or student ID number

Please be aware, students with negative or zero balances will not be allowed to charge a la carte items to their account. This means they will be allowed to take their one free lunch per day, but will be prevented from taking any additional items not included as part of free lunches.

At the end of the school year, any remaining balance will automatically roll over to student’s account for the next school year. The balance may be refunded or transferred to a sibling at the request of the parent/guardian.SCHOOL MEALS & MENUSOur interactive menus can be found online at Interactive menus provide you with nutritional and allergen information. For questions regarding food allergies, dietary requirements, or general program information, please contact Food Service Director, Anna Perracchio, RD, LDN, at 978-374-3416 or by email at anna.perracchio@haverhill-ps.orgThank you for your continued support! Please reach out to the Food Service Director with any questions, concerns, or feedback.Sincerely,Haverhill Food Service Team

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1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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2. fax:
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