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Food Services

Leanne Ranheim 
District Nutrition Program Coordinator/Cafeteria Manager
215 Halls Hill Road
(860)537-9421 x 381

  1. Coronaavirus/COVID-19 Information: For information and correspondence visit the following link: 
  2. Meals at Bacon Academy for Students during Closure:  Effective immediately, the Colchester Public Schools food services team is preparing bagged breakfasts and lunches for Colchester K-12 students for pick up at Bacon Academy.  The pickup location is in front of the auditorium doors between 9:00am-11:00am only, Monday through Friday. Families are asked to line up in their cars in front of the auditorium at Bacon Academy. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING. Please wait in your vehicle with your trunk or rear door open and the attendants will place the meals in your vehicle.  The staff will be preparing kid-friendly meals as much as possible. Any updates to this process will be updated on the Colchester Public Schools website ( and through emails from Superintendent Jeffrey Burt.  If you  have any questions, please email Leanne Ranheim District Nutrition Program Coordinator/Cafeteria Manager at

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.

Free and Reduced Meals Letter of Frequently Asked Questions
Free and Reduced Meals Application
Income Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced-price Meals
Information on SNAP
Health Insurance -HUSKY

Free and Reduced Meal Prices Information for 2019-2020:  Click here for CT Government website.

Summer Meals

The below information is from the State of CT Government website link:

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

The 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:
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
Child Nutrition Programs
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 504
Hartford, CT 06103

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


Healthy Snacks               

Fundraising Options     


Healthy Celebrations


Wellness Policy and Regulations


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.


District Calendar

    • ThuJul09 Budget Committee Meeting 9:00 AMBOE Conference Room
    • SatJul11 Graduation 9:30 AM

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