School Committee Waives School Meal Balances for All Students

School Committee Waives School Meal Balances for All Students
Posted on 07/23/2020
The School Committee has approved a motion to waive all outstanding negative school meal balances for Cambridge Public School families. All accumulated negative balances will be wiped clean by the end of July 2020 as a result of widespread negative hardship brought about by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This move by the School Committee and Superintendent Salim allows Cambridge families to start fresh for the school year. However, Food & Nutrition Services stresses the importance of submitting a Free & Reduced Price Meal Application every school year to ensure they receive all eligible benefits and prevent future negative balances.

Benefits of qualifying for free and reduced-price school meals include:
  • Helps your family save time and money
  • Future pandemic EBT funding eligibility
  • MBTA Student Charlie Card access at no or discounted fare for CRLS students
  • Reduced internet service cost with the Comcast Internet Essentials program for qualifying families
  • Access to a multitude of Cambridge summer programs and events for children at a reduced cost

apply for free/reduced mealsApply for Free & Reduced Price School Meals!

The application is now available in multiple languages using the new Google Translate feature! Applications will be fully translated to multiple other languages by August 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the School Food Service Office at 617.349.6858.

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