Food Services

NEW: Summer 2024 EBT Program

The Summer EBT Program is a new federal program to reduce hunger and food insecurity for children over the summer months when school is not in session. Families will receive $120 loaded onto an EBT card for each eligible child to buy groceries during the summer. This program is particularly important for our eligible migrant students and our students who are experiencing homelessness; both student populations are automatically eligible for this program. 

Frequently Asked Questions (multiple languages)

We recently updated our software to ensure that the Food Service program is operating effectively. With the update, all student transactions prior to March 1, 2024, have been archived. MySchoolBucks will only show student transactions as of that date. To obtain a student transaction report, please reach out to the Food Service Department at [email protected] with the student's name and ID and the report will be sent to you. 

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The Montclair Public Schools Food Services Department is committed to the nutritional well-being of our students. Our breakfast and lunch options provide the nutritional fuel that our students need to succeed in the classroom and community. Our menus and food service operations follow USDA and State regulations and policies. In addition, our food service program is an allergy aware program.

Free/Reduced Lunch

24-25 School Meals and Summer EBT Applications coming soon.

A free/reduced lunch application must be completed each school year in order for a student to continue receiving free/reduced benefits.
Each year’s application is valid only through the beginning of the next school year. If a new application is not completed the student’s status will be changed to full price status during the month of October.

Why should I complete the free/reduced lunch application?

Other languages available upon request. If you need assistance with the form please contact the Food Service Director (contact information below). 



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Outstanding Balances

The Board of Education recognizes a student may forget to bring breakfast and/or a lunch meal or not have money to purchase a meal at school on a school day. In this circumstance, the food service program will provide the student with a meal, not snacks. Our district follows USDA and state regulations and will not deny a student a meal. However, the student's account will be charged accordingly and parents/guardians are responsible for the amount owed. Balances are rolled over year to year. 

Payments can be made:
Check/Money Order: Payable to Montclair Public Schools Food Service and mailed to Montclair Board of Education, 22 Valley Rd., Montclair, NJ 07042
Cash: At the school cafeteria or at the Food Service Office at the Montclair Board of Education, 22 Valley Rd., Montclair, NJ 07042food poster

MPS Food Policies

Wellness/Nutrient Standards for Meals and Other Foods

Contact Information

Food Service Director, Reddrick Robinson, 973-509-4200 x14611

For general inquiries: [email protected]

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