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No-Cost Meals for All Kids, All Summer

The CT Summer Meals Program is federally funded by the USDA and state-administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE). The program provides free, nutritious meals to kids during summer break. Summer Meals meet federal nutrition guidelines and are composed of milk, fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat or another protein. Summer Meals are offered at hundreds of sites around the state from June to late August, serving combinations of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Meals are free to any child age 18-and-under, no questions asked. Want to help us spread the word & be a hunger advocate? Download our brand guide or contact us here.




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Important Update regarding School Meals for Students 2023 – 2024 

      Greeting Families!

    EDAdvance Food Service welcomes you to the 2023-2024 School Year. 

   Per USDA and State requirements LUNCH meals will be returning to the tiered system of PAID and FREE, students who         qualify for FREE or  REDUCED meals will receive FREE LUNCH, and ALL STUDENT'S  first BREAKFAST meals will be FREE.  

  1st Breakfast Meal for ALL       $0.00

  2nd Breakfast Meal for ALL      $1.90

  Lunch Meal Paid                               $3.00                                         

 Free & Reduced Lunch Meal     $0.00

                      2nd Lunch Meal for ALL               $3.00

                      Milk purchased separately        $0.50

  Those students who are directly certified for Free and Reduced Meals will be receiving letters to verify their status. We         encourage anyone not directly certified who believes they may qualify for free meals to complete an application.     Applications can be found on the link below under FREE And REDUCED MEAL APPLICATIONS. 

Meals payments or ala carte purchases may be made directly to the school as checks made out to Region 7 Food Service or CASH in an envelope marked Food Service with the child's name, teacher, and POSID Lunch ID number.  Parents may also go to MYSCHOOLBUCKS to access or set up an account for your student at the following link:

Questions related to School Meals may be directed to Becky Tyrrell, Food Service Director at EdAdvance at or 860.567.0863  ext  1148.

       Becky Tyrrell

       Food Service Director|  PO BOX 909 | 355 Goshen Road, Litchfield, CT 06759 | OFFICE 860.567.0863 x 1148                                |F: 860.567.3381

 Please complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application if you believe you qualify.

Why should I complete an application?

If you feel you qualify, it is critical that households submit a free and reduced-priced meal application as soon as possible to determine a student’s eligibility for this school year and avoid unpaid meal charges when SMART funds at the  end  2023-2024 School Year.  Also, students who qualify for Free & Reduced Meals may be eligible for other benefits throughout the school year unrelated to food service.

Free & Reduced Meal Applications can be found on the school website by clicking on the following link: 

Free and Reduced Lunch Application 

To request a paper copy of the application, please email Debra Sugerak at

Northwestern Regional School District 7 is in the process of updating the School Meal Charging Policy which will be shared with families once it is approved. 

Questions related to School Meals may be directed to Becky Tyrrell, Food Service Director at EdAdvance at or 860-567-0863 ext. 1148.

NW Regional 7 School Triennial Wellness Report

*No lunch or breakfast  served during exams.  Menu is subject to change.   Inclement weather may also affect menu.  Thank you.



2023-2024  Free/Reduced Lunch Application

School Lunch Program Information 2023-2024

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Information on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Information on Huskey Health - Access Health CT

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Public Media Release for CT School Nutrition Programs

Food Allergies
Medical with Disabilities


Meal Payments

For convenience & safety, we encourage pre-payment of meals and snacks. Payment options are as follows: 

  • Create an on-line account with to have accessibility to your student’s account and be able to deposit money on-line.
  • Checks can be made out to: Northwestern Regional School Food Service and brought directly to the cashier to be deposited in your child’s account. 

If you have questions related to this system please contact Becky Tyrrell, Food Services Director, at or 860-567-0863.