Salem School Food Services - Welcome to the Cougar Cafe!

  • Effective Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Salem School District will be returning to free meals (breakfast and lunch) for all Salem students through the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Please see below for detailed information from Food Services Director, Chris Urban.


    Details on Free Meals For All from Food Services Director, Chris Urban: The state legislative action recently came forth along with approval through the Connecticut State Department of Education’s School Meals Assistance Revenue for Transition (SMART) Funds 2.0 Program. Students will be offered one school breakfast and one school lunch meal per day at no cost and additional meals may be purchased as listed below:

    Breakfast $1.50 Lunch $3.25

    Please be advised that Parents/Guardians are still responsible for any negative account balances from November 2022 through February 2023 (recent full price meal period). Families should be aware that USDA free and reduced-priced meal applications remain available online and are very important for other family benefits. Please find a video from the State of Connecticut website with instructions on how to submit an application. Additionally, please click here to review Addendum C: Information on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE). Should you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me at Salem School District is an equal opportunity provider.

Cougar Cafe Breakfast and Lunch Menus

  • Welcome

    School Lunch Prices
    Salem School Lunch (K-8) $3.25 / $0.40 reduced
    Salem School Breakfast (PK-8) $1.50 / $0.00 reduced
    Staff/Adult Lunch $4.00
    Staff/Adult Breakfast $2.00




    Lunch Schedule
     Grades K/1/2   10:55 am - 11:25 am
     Grades 3/4  11:30 am - 12:00 pm
     Grades 7/8   12:07 pm - 12:37 pm
     Grades 5/6  12:57 pm - 1:27 pm


    Early Dismissal Lunch Schedule   

     Grades K/1/2   10:30 am - 10:50 am
     Grades 3/4  10:55 am - 11:15 am
     Grades 7/8   11:20 am - 11:40 am
     Grades 5/6  11:45 am - 12:05 pm