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Food Services

Welcome to the Hopkinton Food Service Department

Food Service Director: Michelle Babin RD, LDN, SNS      (508) 417-9394


Accessing free school meals update

Food Service Updates



students needing meals during remote learning 11/30-12/4, must pre-order using the "remote meal pre-order Form" on Powerschool or through the link below by 11/25. meals will need to be picked up at project just because, 109 south st. after 11am on monday or anytime tues-thurs 9:30a- 3:30p
11/30-12/4 Remote Meal Pre-Order Form


FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS: Free meals are available to all students until 6/30/21 due to a grant from the USDA. No documentation/application is needed to receive these benefits. Only complete, reimbursable meals are eligible (1 meal/student/meal period). Snacks, single milks, water, seltzers, double meals, etc. are NOT FREE and will be charged accordingly.

Recent Q&A's

Q1: Should I take free meals even though my student doesn't want one?
A: No, please do not take meals if they are not needed and/or will be wasted. We have countless families struggling financially due to COVID and the ability to offer free meals helps us support those in need and those who may need assistance but are not comfortable asking for it. With that being said, if your student wants to try school lunch or normally buys lunch but pays full price, by all means please join us!  We just don't want to waste food and money for no reason.


Q2: My student is 100% remote and will need school meals, how do I access these?  
Please Review the "Accessing Free School Meals Update" above
Q3: My student only wants to purchase a milk at lunch, is this free?
A: No, only complete reimbursable meals qualify as free. A single milk with no meal, snacks, double entrees, waters, seltzers, etc. are NOT FREE and will be charged accordingly. Funds must be available on students lunch account in order for them to purchase these extra items. Please review your student's account on 


Q4: My hybrid student will need a meal while they are remote learning, how do I go about this?                                                                                                                                           
Please Review the "Accessing Free School Meals Update" above


Q5: I'm still confused, who can I contact?
A: Please email the HPS Food Service Department at Do NOT contact PJB unless you need to schedule a contactless delivery

Lunch Heroes

Families have asked how they might help.  We have opened a financial donation center for the public schools.  Please visit MySchoolBucks to make donations to the Lunch Heroes.  This new program has been initiated to help students and families that struggle to purchase a nutritious school lunch.  The Lunch Heroes program is a way for individuals to make donations to support students when they no longer have the funds to do so.  Please login to your MySchoolBucks account and select School Store from the top right or use the express button below.

Lunch Heroes



Lunch Heroes



Lunch Heroes



Lunch Heroes






The Hopkinton Food Service Department is led by Food Service Director, Michelle Babin. Michelle is a licensed Registered Dietitian and School Nutrition Specialist with a BS in Culinary Nutrition. She comes to Hopkinton most recently from the Spencer- East Brookfield Regional School District and prior to that worked for the Sutton School District both in the role of School Nutrition Director. She has a true passion and dedication for the nutrition and culinary fields.

Burger salad and fruit bowl

The Hopkinton Public Schools Food Service Department takes pride in preparing and serving nutritious meals to our students. We believe that students learn better when they’re not hungry. As such, the following meal and collection guidelines have been developed for Paid and Reduced-price students in order for the lunch program to continue operating in a fiscally responsible manner:

  • Once a student account has reached a negative balance an email is sent weekly notifying parents of their negative balance.  A list of students with negative balances will also be provided to the principal’s office weekly.
  • Students will NOT be allowed to charge desserts, snacks, milk or any other a la carte items if they have a negative balance that exceeds these guidelines.
  • The food service manager will contact the parent or guardian once the balance reaches a negative $10.  The Food Service Director will contact the parent or guardian once the balance reaches a negative $50. 

Parents or guardians are encouraged to apply for a Free and Reduced Lunch under the federal government’s guidelines. Applications are available on the District’s website.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please contact the Food Service Department @508-417-9394 if you have any questions about these guidelines.

Menus (PDF)
Elementary Schools
November 2020 K-5 Lunch 
December 2020 K-5 Lunch (onsite)
Middle School

November 2020 MS Lunch

December 2020 MS Lunch (onsite)

High School
November 2020 HS Lunch

December 2020 HS Lunch (onsite)

Interactive Online Menus with Nutrition & Allergy Information

Online School Lunch Payments

Please visit to create a free account. Here you will be able to track your students transactions and make online prepayments. Important to note, there is an online payment transaction fee of $2.49/each.

In lieu of using, parents can opt to send in a payment and incur no additional fee. Payments may be sent in with students OR they may be mailed to Hopkinton Public Schools, c/o Michelle Babin, 88 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Please ensure your student's full name, ID number and grade are clearly written on the envelope/bag or memo line of the check. Please make check payable to Hopkinton School Lunch Program.

Free/Reduced Meal Applications are accepted at any time throughout the school year. Please complete the application provided below and return to Hopkinton Public Schools, c/o Michelle Babin, 88 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748 for processing. Grace period for meal benefits from school year 2018-19 will automatically expire on 10/15/19, unless notification from the district has been received by the household prior.


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