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COVID Meal Service - Updated 11/18/20

November 18, 2020

Beginning Monday, November 30, meals will only be distributed at Lawrence High School (LHS). There will be no distribution from elementary school sites. Meals for two days will be distributed on Monday, November 30. Thereafter, meal distribution will be on Wednesdays from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at LHS Bus Port Door #28. See this notice for details.  

November 5, 2020

Beginning next week, we will not be distributing meals in neighborhoods from school buses. 

We will only be distributing meals on Wednesdays from Slackwood School, Lawrenceville Elementary School and Lawrence High School. See this notice for detailed directions. If you have questions, please email lunch@ltps.org.

As of October 9, 2020, and due to the increased participation in the lunch and breakfast program, we are changing the way we provide lunch and breakfast. We will continue to provide lunch and breakfast, however, we will no longer deliver the meals. We have designated places where families can pick up their meals. Meal Pick-Up Locations 

During the beginning phases of re-opening our schools, we will offer breakfast and lunch to our students. Food will not be provided for days that school is not in session.

How do I order meals?

If you want meals, you must request service via email: lunch@ltps.org and/or breakfast@ltps.org. These are not websites. They are email addresses. You must EMAIL requests for breakfast and lunch separately. Meals will only be delivered to students who have contacted us through these email addresses. You only need to email us once unless you want to make changes. Only students who are enrolled in Lawrence Township Public Schools are eligible for this program.

What information should I include in the email? What’s included in the meal?

When ordering, please include the ID number for each student that wishes to receive the meals and the school he or she attends. Also, verify your current address in the email.

Each meal will include a low-fat milk serving as well as storage and preparation instructions. The meal will comply with all Department of Agriculture regulations for child nutrition. We will offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian weekly meal bags. If you wish to receive vegetarian meals, please specify this in your email when ordering.

How do I pay for meals and what are the prices?

There has been a change in the pricing structure for COVID Meal Service. The USDA has issued a waiver stating that all registered students, regardless of lunch status, are eligible to receive free meals. This means that students who currently pay for meals are able to request free breakfast and lunch. No application needs to be submitted. This waiver is currently active through December 31, 2020. We will notify parents if and when this waiver is ended or extended after December. 

What if I was on free or reduced lunch last year? Do I need to reapply?

Students who are currently approved for free or reduced lunch will remain on the program through October 20, 2020. On October 21, 2020 the status of students who have not re-applied will be changed to the paid category. Once the COVID waiver expires, students will be charged for their meals. Students will be responsible for any charges incurred while awaiting approval. Please allow several days for processing. For faster processing, please log into the Genesis Parent Portal at https://parents.ltps.org/ to re-apply for free or reduced lunch or to see if you qualify. Paper applications can also be obtained from your child's school main office or at the Board of Education building.

Please contact Dining Supervisor Marybeth DiLorenzo at mdilorenzo@ltps.org with any questions.