WHPS Free Breakfast and Lunch

WHPS students can receive free meals through December 2020

FREE breakfast and lunch approved for ALL students of the West Hartford Public Schools

You may be thinking about what WHPS children will do for meals during the school as a student participating in the hybrid model or in the Remote Learning Experience. The good news is that due to a change in the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation ALL students are now eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch. There are no income requirements, and any student of the West Hartford Public Schools (WHPS) may enjoy a bagged breakfast and/or lunch. The following outlines information about In-Person/In-School meal service and “Grab and Go” pick-up meal service and other community food programs.

In-School/In-Person Grab and Go Services

In-School/In-Person no wait-/no-line Grab and GO meal distribution will follow WHPS safety protocols and service schedule as arranged at the individual building levels by school administration in cooperation with Nutrition Services.
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Grab & Go Meals for Remote & Hybrid Distance Week Learners

Hybrid Learners and Remote Learners


DAYS: Mondays and Wednesdays

TIMES: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

LOCATIONS:

  • Charter Oak Intern'l Academy, 425 Oakwood Avenue, WH (Use Flatbush Ave entrance),
  • Conard High School- 110 Beechwood Road, West Hartford
  • Hall High School - 975 North Main Street, West Hartford


Multiple servings of packaged breakfast and lunch will be distributed. Fresh and frozen, pre-packaged, and shelf-stable breakfast and lunch bags will be provided for pick-up as follows below. Please remember to wear a face mask and practice safe physical distancing of at least 6 feet apart from others while picking up food bags.


Visit us on Facebook at WHPS Nutrition Services.


For more information about student “Grab and Go” pre-packaged meals, please call or email Tim Prosinski at tim_prosinski@whps.org / 860-561-6678 or 6679.

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

West Hartford COVID-19 Town and Library Services


West Hartford Financial Resources


West Hartford Cares Resources


Gifts of Love- Basic Needs Supports and Resources (860) 676-2323



Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

To apply for SNAP benefits by phone, online or by mail:


  • FoodShare (860) 286-9999 Ext. 104 (takes approximately 30 minutes)
  • End Hunger CT! (866) 974-7627 (takes approximately 30 minutes)
  • CT DSS (855) 626-6632 online at https://portal.ct.gov/dss or by mailing application to DSS Scanning Center, PO Box 1320, Manchester, CT 06045-1320


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)


For absolutely all other inquiries, requests, needs, please contact Roszena_Haskins@whps.org or 860-561-6906.

To Donate Non-Perishable Food, Gift Cards or Money


  • Food Donations should be made to West Hartford Food Pantry. WHPS Grab and Go sites will accept food donations and deliver them to WH Food Pantry for distribution.


  • Gift Card Donations- Growing Great Schools has partnered with the schools nurses and social workers of the West Hartford Public Schools to provide gift cards for groceries and other daily living expenses for families in need. All donations at this time will be directed to the purchase and distribution of these gift cards to help ease the burden in our community caused by the current pandemic. Please use this link to make Online Donations. Any amount can help! Questions can be directed to Liz Isaacs at episaf@comcast.net.