Welcome to Food & Nutrition
The Portsmouth School Department is committed to providing our students with nutritious, affordable meals during the school day. Thanks to nationwide waivers for federally funded meal programs, school meals were free to all students through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, these waivers have expired, so schools must return to charging for breakfast and lunch and can only provide free or reduced-price meals to students who qualify for those benefits. Our priority is the health and well-being of all students, so they can succeed in the classroom and beyond. School meals are among the healthiest meals that children eat in a day and we encourage all students to participate.
Melville and Hathaway Meal Costs
Portsmouth Middle & High School Meal Costs
Reduced Meal Costs
Families can qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on household income by submitting a meal application. Applications can be obtained from the Portsmouth School Department or families can apply online at MySchoolApps.com.
Food Service Department Contact:
Rhode Island Department of Education- Nutrition Programs
United States Department of Agriculture- Food and Nutritional Service