Food Service


Welcome to Food & Nutrition

The Portsmouth School Department is committed to providing our students with nutritious, affordable meals during the school day.  As of the 2022-23 school year, school breakfast and lunch are no longer free for all students in Rhode Island. Parents/guardians are encouraged to read the information below where you can apply online for free or reduced assistance and/or set up a MySchoolBucks recurring payment plan. Please contact your child’s principal for questions or further assistance at any time. 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






Every student will have a school lunch account. Your child's student ID number will also serve as their lunch code. Funds can be added to your child's account by visiting


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

Food Service Department Contact:

Rachel Marciano
Operations Manager
(401) 683-1039 x1017
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Useful Links

Rhode Island Department of Education- Nutrition Programs

United States Department of Agriculture- Food and Nutritional Service