Food Services

Leanne Ranheim
District Nutrition Program Coordinator/Cafeteria Manager
215 Halls Hill Road
(860) 537-9421 x6507
Email: [email protected]

Colchester Public Schools Lunch Program meets all state requirements for healthy and well-balanced meals.  In addition, Colchester participates in the Healthy Snacks Program sponsored by the State of Connecticut.  Our page on Health and Wellness for Children provides a great deal of information.

Breakfast and Lunch Pricing Information

COLCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE FREE TO ALL STUDENTS THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2022. Please note  – students can receive only one breakfast and one lunch free per day, any additional items or meals will be at a charge. For additional information: Breakfast and Lunch Pricing Information 2022-23

Free and Reduced Meal Prices Information for 2022-2023

COVID-19 Information

Where can I receive information about summer feeding sites in my community?

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program. Children 18 years and younger may receive free meals and snacks through the SFSP. At most sites, children receive either one or two reimbursable meals each day. There may be summer meal sites in your area that are available to your children. To find a site use the Summer Meals Location Finder or call 1-866-974-SNAP or 1-866-974-7627.

How can I know if I am eligible for traditional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits?

SNAP eligibility is based on household income. In Connecticut, a household may be eligible if their income is less than 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, the same income threshold that is used to qualify for the Summer Meals on the Move program. The added benefit to a household receiving SNAP benefits is that the children are "directly certified," or automatically eligible, for free school meals without having to fill out the Free/Reduced-price School Meal Application. To see if your household qualifies for SNAP benefits year-round, call 1-866-974-7627 or visit the SNAP prescreen websites at ConneCT or CTSnap.

State Department of Education Contact:

DSS Field Offices & telephone Benefits Center (1-855-626-6632) are open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. & Tuesdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. (closed Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. on and all day Wednesdays as staff process applications, renewals & related work).  For 24/7 access visit

Other Programs/Initiatives

For information about the district Wellness Initiative, ideas for school snacks, fundraising, and other programs, please visit the links below.

Parents who would like further information on the school lunch program or who have any questions regarding school lunches may contact the school cafeteria manager.