Meals are FREE!  

We are so excited that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has voted to extend free school meals for all students permanently!!  This means that breakfast and lunch will continue to be served at no cost to all students.

Meal Prices

While meals will continue to be free for the upcoming school year!  Students are allowed (1) free breakfast and one (1) free lunch per day, including milk.  If students purchase additional meals, the costs are:

Breakfast: $1.50     Lunch: $3.25               Milk – $.60


Free and Reduced Meals

Please note that even though meals will be free for all, it is very important for families to still complete the household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals for the 2023-2024 school year. We strongly encourage ALL families to submit this form as it allows us to establish eligibility for P-EBT benefits, provide fee waivers and serve families most effectively and provide information that could help the free meal program continue in the future.  Information provided on the application is confidential. Families will be notified of status after review of application.  Completed applications should be submitted to the address below:


Stephanie Barstow, Director of Food Service

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School District

147 Pond Street

Franklin Ma 02038

2023-2024 Free & Reduced Meal Application

Application Directions

Frequently Asked Questions


Online Meal Payments

We encourage parents to make sure their students’ lunch account have a positive balance in the event students purchase extra items such as second meals, entrees, snacks, water and more.

Visit to set up a FREE account for your student OR add money to your student’s account.  Set it up is easy and will allow you to view purchases and receive low balance notifications.  Be sure to set one up today!

Important Links & Forms

Check out What's New!!

The Tri-County Food Service Department has moved to a new menu platform called Health-E Pro for our school lunch menus.  Don’t worry, we will still have printable menus located above as well!  What’s cool is that the menu items will be interactive and you will be able to select a menu item and view nutritional information.  Menus will also be able to be translated into many different languages.    There is also a mobile app for when you are on the go!  Check out our Quick Start helpful hints below.

May Menus are now LIVE!!  We appreciate your patience as we work through any technical issues.  Thank you!