• Food Service Contact, AMS:  Janice Bock, 673-8944, x-7080

    News From Your Food Service Program:   

    Welcome to the SAU #39 Food Service Program. Our objective is to serve the highest quality food available to our students and meet the requirements established for all schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. Menus are analyzed and designed to follow guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for calories, fat, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C. School lunches are to provide 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) for healthy children. A full lunch includes an entrée (usually consisting of a meat and grain), a serving of vegetables and fruit, and milk. Students who receive free or reduced meals must purchase a complete lunch with at least three of the above mentioned groups. It is a proven fact that well-nourished children perform better in school and have higher test scores.

    Prices of School Lunch are as follows:

    Amherst Middle School $3.00

    Reduced rates for all schools are Lunch $ .40


    With current national attention being focused on children’s health and wellness issues, we are very excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. Nutrikids is very useful when discussing the cost and nutritional value of meals and a la carte items as a family. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance through a web site http://www.myschoolbucks.com/ . You must first register your children –we have an instruction page available to aid in this process. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends.

    Also, parents will have the ability to print out a copy of their child’s purchasing history report. This history report will show you all dates that your child has purchased a breakfast (at SHS) and or lunch within the past thirty days. 

    If you choose not to take advantage of the online prepayment service you may continue to make advance payments via check which should be made payable to the school food service where your child attends school (Souhegan School Food Service , Amherst School Food Service, or the Mont Vernon School Food Service. Please write your child’s full name on the check. Please do not send one check to cover children who attend different school districts; we don’t yet have the capability to divide payments.   

     Free and Reduced Lunch

    Any child at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Children from families with incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130% and 185% of the poverty level are eligible for reduced-priced meals, for which students can be charged no more than $ .40. If you feel you may qualify from this program I encourage you to print, complete, and returned the application to Danielle Collins, P.O. Box 849, 1 School St., Amherst, N.H. 03031. Please contact the Food Service Director Danielle Collins at (603) 673-2690 x114 with any questions you may have. 

    Children from families with incomes over 185% of poverty pay a full price, though their meals are still subsidized to some extent. Local school food authorities set their own prices for full-price (paid) meals, but must operate their meal services as non-profit programs. 

     Application and instructions

    Special Diets:
    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Manager from each of our school