School Nutrition Contacts


    Souhegan High School    
     Mark Newton (603) 673-9940 x5333    mnewton@sau39.org  
    Amherst Middle School    
     Kelly Clark  (603) 673-8944 x7080  kclark@sau39.org 
    Clark-Wilkins Elementary    
     Justine Goterch  (603) 673-4411 x3  jgoterch@sau39.org  
    Mont Vernon Village School    
     Sharon Colburn  (603) 673-5141 x107  scolburn@sau39.org 
    SAU 39 School Nutrition Director    
    John Lash  (603) 673-2690 x2114  jlash@sau39.org

    News From Your School Nutrition Program:   

    We are accepting on-line payments via MySchoolBucks



    Welcome to the SAU #39 School Nutrition 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, one of them must be a fruit or vegetable. 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:

    Souhegan High School $3.75
    Amherst Middle School $3.10
    Clark-Wilkins Elementary School $2.85
    Mont Vernon Village School $2.85

    Prices of School Breakfast are as follows: 

    Souhegan High School $1.65 
    Amherst Middle School $1.50
    Clark-Wilkins Elementary School $1.50
    Mont Vernon Village School $1.50

    Reduced lunch rate for all schools is $0.40


    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 district where your child attends school (Souhegan School District , Amherst School District, or the Mont Vernon School District. 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 Food Service Department, P.O. Box 849, 1 School St., Amherst, N.H. 03031. Please contact John Lash, the Director of School Nutrition, at (603) 673-2690 x2114 or jlash@sau39.com 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. 

    Parent Letter for 2020/21 Free & Reduced Meals Application

    2020/21 Free & Reduced Meals Application (Printable)

    2020/21 Free & Reduced Lunch Meals Application (Download Fillable Form and email to jlash@sau39.org)

    2020/21 Free & Reduced Meals Application Instructions


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