On August 31st, the USDA granted a waiver allowing districts to continue serving free grab & go meals under the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) through December 31st, 2020. SFSP is the program we have been using to serve meals since we went to all distance learning back in March and has allowed us to provide free breakfasts and lunches to children age 18 and under and all WPS students. This is great news for our Westerly students and families!
Although all WPS students are eligible to receive free meals, families are strongly encouraged to submit a free & reduced meal application, as funding for SFSP is not guaranteed and may end prior to December 31st.
Breakfast carts will be available at two (2) locations in each elementary school. Students will be able to grab a bagged breakfast on their way to class. Students will have a choice of either the hot meal or cold meal for lunch. Lunch will be distributed by cart outside of the classroom door.
Students will be able to grab a bagged breakfast on their way to class. There will be two (2) locations for students to grab breakfast. Students will come down to the cafeteria at lunch to grab a meal and go back to class to eat. Students will be able to choose from three (3) hot choices and one (1) cold choice. The cold choice will be a salad of the day.
Students will be allowed to stop by the cafeteria to grab a bagged breakfast to take to class. Students will come down to the cafeteria for lunch to grab a meal and go back to class to eat. Students will be able to choose from three (3) hot choices and one (1) cold choice. The cold choice will be a salad of the day.
At Babcock Hall, we will be distributing a bagged breakfast and lunch will be served for students whose classes are there.
Grab and go meal service will be available on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 11:00 - 12:00 to all distant learners. Children do not need to be present at the time of meal pick up. Parents can pick up meals at two (2) location sites:
Monday - Distance learners will receive two (2) days of meals.
Wednesday - Distance learners will receive two (2) days of meals. Students that are in-person learning on Thursday are eligible to receive a breakfast/lunch for one (1) day.
Friday - Distance learners will receive three (3) days of meals to cover for the weekend. Families with in-person learners can also pick up meals and will receive two (2) days of meals for the weekend.
The 20-21 meal applications are now available. Families are strongly encouraged to complete a meal application if you think your household may be eligible for free or reduced meals. Please follow the link to access the meal application and more information:
If you have any questions or need help in filling out the meal application, please call Christine Miller at 401-315-1502 and she will be happy to assist you.