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EASTCONN’s Food Services department was created in 2012 to meet our external and internal customers' demand for exceptional food services. Backed by our experienced staff, EASTCONN is able to provide a successful National School Lunch Program, a School Breakfast Program, and an After-School Snack Program and provide districts with the necessary support for their food service programs.

Executive chef Lance Plourde has more than 25 years of experience in restaurant management. He has owned his own successful café and expects that same level of excellence from his EASTCONN staff, ensuring that they maintain his vision of exceptional customer service, tailored menus, and fresh, delicious menu options. Chef Lance is involved in the local community and is committed to providing nutritious foods, using seasonal, locally grown ingredients.

Students attending Brooklyn Public Schools, Horace Porter School, and Pomfret Community School:

Meal Prices
  • Full Price $3.50
  • Reduced $0.00

  • Breakfast is FREE for all students
  • Milk $0.60

EASTCONN Food Services participates in the USDA meal program. If you feel your family qualifies to receive free or reduce-priced meals please fill out an application and submit for processing. You can now fill out an application online at Please note a new application is required for each school year. 

We encourage you to use the new online electronic payment system for Breakfast, Lunch and Milk payments. This system allows you to check your balance and your student’s daily purchases. If you do not wish to pay online, you may also send in checks with your student to be handed into the cafeteria. Please note all checks should be made out to EASTCONN Food Services and please include Student(s) Name, and School on each check.

SNAP Assistance

New increased income guidelines went into effect as of October 1, 2022. If you qualify for SNAP assistance, your child automatically qualifies for free school meals. If your children qualify for free school meals or milk, you might also qualify for SNAP (formerly called Food Stamps). SNAP helps people buy food for themselves and their families. SNAP benefits are issued each month on plastic debit cards. You can use SNAP benefits to buy food at major supermarkets, neighborhood grocery stores, online at participating retailers, and some farmers’ markets authorized to accept SNAP. For more information, check out SNAP Addendum C.

Charging Policy and the Collection of Unpaid Meal Charges

EASTCONN will contact the parents/guardians of students who charge meals to their meal accounts for the District to collect the delinquent debt. The first such communication will be a written communication, by mail or e-mail, after three meal(s) have been charged. Subsequent written and verbal communications with parents/guardians concerning delinquent debt will be made by the building administrator or designee as necessary and appropriate.  All communications regarding unpaid meal charges shall be made directly and discreetly to parents/guardians.  Written communications with parents/guardians regarding the collection of a student’s unpaid meal charges shall include an application for free or reduced-price mealsinformation on local food pantries and the Connecticut Department of Social Services’ supplemental nutrition assistance program, and a link to the District’s or Town’s website that lists any community services available to Town residents.  If a student’s unpaid meal charges are equal to or more than the cost of thirty (30) meals, the parents/guardians of such student will be referred to the District’s homeless education liaison.

We appreciate your patience as we transition back to pre-pandemic operations while implementing a new Point of Sale System.


EASTCONN is a public, non-profit, Regional Educational Service Center, which has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980.

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