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The Mission of the Gloucester School Lunch Program:

Our mission is to actively support and participate in the education and nurturing of the children of the City of Gloucester by consistently providing the highest quality, most flavorful, and nutritionally balanced meals possible.

This will be accomplished by working with administrators, teachers, elected officials, parents, students, and the community at large to achieve the finest program possible.

Helpful Links and General Information
On the right side of this page are links to important documents that you may find helpful.

If your financial circumstances have changed or you are having trouble affording your child's school meals, please click the link to the meal benefit applications. This process is confidential and may actually make other benefits available to you if you qualify. Determinations are made on income and household size.  You may apply at any point throughout the school year.

If you have been laid off from your job, do not wait to apply. Your tax dollars fund this benefit. If you have recently brought home a new baby, adopted, or are caring for a foster child, please apply today.

If you are homeless, temporarily or otherwise, we can help put you in touch with the services you may need, including free meal benefits. Please contact Ann-Marie Jordan at 978-281-9816. 

The schools, in general, benefit from the submission and approval of benefit applications with improved grant funding. If you require assistance filling the form out, please let us know.

If your child has medically documented dietary needs, please contact Cindy Juncker, Nurse Leader, at 978-281-9838 or by email at

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act:

The Gloucester Public Schools provides homeless students and unaccompanied youth all of the educational services for which they are eligible, including education programs for students with disabilities, free school meals, English language services, vocational and technical education, gifted and talented services, special education, preschool, and Title I services. Homeless students are entitled to transportation to their school of origin or the school in which they are to be enrolled if required. All user fees are waived for students without a permanent place of residence.
Contact Ann-Marie Jordan at 978-281-9816 for more information.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

General Contact Information

Food Services Director
Martha Jo Fleming

Gloucester High Kitchen:    978-281-9876 - Ext.11703
Beeman Kitchen:    978-491-6833 - Ext.23006
East Gloucester: Kitchen:    978-491-6834 - Ext.24002
O'Maley Kitchen:    978-281-9858 - Ext.26314
Veterans Kitchen:    978-491-6837 - Ext.27125
West Parish Kitchen:    978-491-6838 - Ext.28124
Plum Cove Kitchen:    978-491-6839 - Ext.29004