Food and Nutrition Services

Food Assistance and Community Resources

For food assistance, please visit the following sites and/or contact

Erica Klag, Food Service Director: [email protected]

Food Source Hotline: (800) 645-8333




Food Services at SACS - 2023-24 School Year

About Food Services

We are excited to update you with the news that Massachusetts students will receive FREE school meals in School Year 2023-2024 and in all future years! Last month, Massachusetts became the 8th state to make Free School Meals for All permanent which means that breakfast and lunch will continue to be served at no cost to all students for years to come. Since your child attends a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), you are not required to complete the Household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals.

If you are interested, please consider applying for SNAP, the federal nutrition program that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries. More SNAP information can be found at or by calling Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.

Meals are provided by Trio Community Meals, a company that specializes in providing delicious, balanced meals which meet the school lunch nutrition standards. These standards include reducing sodium, including whole grains, fruits and vegetables with each meal.

Vegetarian Options are available daily upon request.

Special Diets (allergy, gluten-free, or any other diet type) will be made available but medical documentation is required.

Nuts Trio is not a nut-free facility though they make every effort to prevent any cross-contamination. Nuts are never included in any menu item. However, some packaged snacks may be produced in a factory that also processes nuts.


Meal Costs

Breakfast: FREE for all students.

Lunch: FREE for all students. 

Snack*: FREE for all students. 

*available after school for students staying for after-school programming.

Milk is included in the price of lunch.  We offer Skim (0%), Low-Fat (1%), and 0% chocolate or strawberry milk.



Questions? Please contact

Erica Klag, Director of Food and Nutrition Services
(978) 744-2105 or [email protected]


Documents (printable)

School Wellness Policy


Free & Reduced Price Meal Policy

Confidentiality Statement

English Application for Free/Reduced Price Meals

Spanish Application for Free/Reduced Priced Meals

Instructions for filling out the application (English)

Instructions for filling out the application (Spanish)


Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with
disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or
local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email:
[email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Salem Academy Non-Discrimination Statement

Salem Academy Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, pregnant or parenting status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, homelessness, socioeconomic status, academic status, mental, physical, developmental or sensory disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in English language or foreign language, or any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admissions, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.  Salem Academy’s policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.