Food Service Program

Part Time Food Service Positions Available! 

Are you looking for a fun part time job that allows you to work only while your kids are at school??? We have part time and substitute positions available in the EPS school kitchens. If you are interested in joining our team or learning more about the current job opportunities please choose one of the following options -



24-25  Meal Pricing Information

At this time we are not expecting free meals for next year. Stay tuned for parent communication in August to confirm along with detailed information about how to apply for Free and Reduced Meals for School Year 24-25. Please remember, families must apply every year for these benefits, if you have not received a letter confirming benefits by October 1st, 2024 please contact



2024-2025 Meal Pricing Breakfast     Lunch for students with Free or Reduced Meal Eligibility Lunch*          Premium Lunch Choices
Elementary Schools Free Free $3.10 n/a
Ellington Middle School Free Free $3.35 $3.85
Ellington High School  Free Free $3.60 $4.10


Online meal accounts

*for students that do not qualify for Free or Reduced meals through direct certification or application



The Ellington Public Schools are proud to collaborate with Whitsons School Nutrition to offer a healthy, nutritious, and convenient meal program for everyone. Our goal is to plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals, so our children are motivated to make healthy food choices at school. The traditional food-based menu planning system requires specific food group components to be served in specific amounts for each age/grade level.

We encourage families to utilize the Ellington Food Service Program link below to access our interactive menus which provide nutritional info including allergens. For your convenience, we also provided links to PDF menus in the Menus section below. Menus are subject to change. Also check out monthly nutrition newsletters below!


Please email questions to or call 860-896-2339 x301


Ellington Food Service program


Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Those who qualify for free & reduced priced meals will continue to receive this benefit as we transition back to paid meals. Please note, all children in households receiving benefits from SNAP, TFA or Medicaid (Husky) may be directly certified and automatically eligible to receive free meals without applying for benefits. If your household has these benefits and you have not received a letter from the food service department about your meal status for the 23-24 school year by October 1, 2023 please contact us or by calling 860-896-2339 x301.


If you are not directly certified for free or reduced meals you can apply by completing the Free and Reduced Meal Application process. You can complete the application online through the Infinite Campus parent portal  First click 'More' then click 'Meal Benefits' to access the online application.

If you prefer, printable versions of the 23-24 Free and Reduced Applications are available using the links below and are available to be picked up in the main office at each school location. Please review the links below carefully for details about the Free and Reduced Meal application process. Any questions can be directed to or 860-896-2339 x301.


Free Meals are available for children 18 and under throughout the summer in Vernon and other locations. Please see the resources listed below for more information! 

For other sites near you visit any of the following:

Vernon Public Schools food service website



Media Release

Parent Letter- FAQ 

Parent Letter - FAQ- Spanish

Online Applications Memo

Application - English

Application - Spanish

Meals and More 

Free/Reduced Fact Sheet

How to Fill Out the Application for Free and Reduced-price Meals or Free Milk



Please email questions to  or call 860-896-2339 x301

The Food Service Department will be on Summer Break until Mid-August and will respond to any emails and voicemails at that time. Have a wonderful summer!






Breakfast Menus


Middle School

High School

Lunch Menus



 Middle School

High School 

Ellington Parks & Rec Summer Camp is offering free lunches to campers again this year! Please click the link below to access the interactive menu site for nutritional and allergen information, select Crystal Lake SchoolSUMMER MENU


June Safari Newsletter

June Fuel Newsletter 

Harvest of the Month- Carrots

Plant Based Meal Options

Veggabols - Facts



Beverages & Snacks (a la carte) Prices have increased effective 1/17/23

Fat Free Chocolate Milk or White 1% Milk is offered (but not required) with every breakfast and lunch meal.

Milk Purchased without a meal is $0.60




Large bills or checks that can be deposited into student meal accounts are encouraged and appreciated to help the speed of service

Elementary Snack Price List

Middle School Snack Price List

High School Snack Price List