Food Service

Jeffrey School Student in the lunch line



Menus, children receiving food in the cafeteria

Need help? 
Please contact My Payments Plus for assistance with your account at
1-877-237-0946 or utilize the HELP CENTER at the bottom of their website.

Paying for Meals



Joe Barraco
Director of Dining Services
(203) 245-6371

Substitutes Needed!

Looking for a flexible work schedule plus an opportunity to work with students?

The Madison Public Schools is in need of Teacher and Food Service Substitutes.

Students love Veggies!

Cohen's Bagels

Cohen's Bagels

Available at Polson MS and Daniel Hand HS

The Madison Public Schools is committed to offering a choice of healthy, nutritious, wholesome meals each school day.
The Madison Public School District does not participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), however, we are committed to providing wholesome, nutritious meals that our students will enjoy.

The district values our relationships with local vendors who provide:

  • Cohen's Bagels
  • Ashley's Ice Cream 
  • Fresh produce from Connecticut farms

Our menus include a wide variety of appealing choices that our students love.

All schools offer lots of fresh fruits and veggies at every meal, with an emphasis on produce from local Connecticut farms when in season. Soup is on the menu seasonally.

We bake many of our snack items right here in our cafeterias, and a large assortment of chips and cookies are available.

All schools serve lunch. Breakfast items are also available at Polson Middle School and Daniel Hand High School.

samples of items in the cafeterias at some of the Madison Public Schools


School Meal Reduced Meal Milk
Jeffrey & Ryerson Elementary  $3.75 40¢ 50¢
Brown Intermediate $4.00 40¢ 50¢
Polson Middle School $4.00 - $5.50 40¢ 50¢
Daniel Hand High School $4.00 - $5.50 40¢ 50¢

Please turn your phone sideways to see the whole chart.


Available at Polson Middle School and Daniel Hand High School.

School Breakfast Reduced Price Breakfast
Polson Middle School
(before school)
$3.00 30¢
Daniel Hand High School $3.00 30¢


My Payments Plus

Each MPS student is automatically issued an account for our cashless system in the cafeterias.  Parents can login to the My Payments Plus system to view meal purchases, account balances, fund the account and set up low balance alerts.

Funding your account

You can add money to your child’s account using:

  • Bank account, Visa/Mastercard.
    Paying by card allows you set up automatic funding if the account fall below your chosen amount. My Payments Plus does charge a transaction fee for funding your balance with bank account or credit card.
  • Check, payable to Madison Public Schools Food Service.  Check payments do not incur a transaction fee.
    • You may send the check in to school with your child.
    • Checks may be sent by US Mail.  Please enclose a note with your child’s name, grade, student ID number and how to divide the check if you have multiple children. 
      • Send to: Joe Barraco, Director of Dining Services 
        Daniel Hand High School 
        286 Green Hill Road 
        Madison, CT  06443

Complete instructions on how to register are available on the MyPaymentsPlus Website.


Need help? Please contact My Payments Plus for assistance with your account at 1-877-237-0946 or utilize the HELP CENTER at the bottom of their website.





Free and Reduced Price Application

Madison Public Schools does not participate in the National School Lunch Program.  Children who qualify may be eligible to receive lunch for free or at a reduced price. Polson Middle School and Daniel Hand High School students who are eligible for free/reduced priced lunch are also eligible for free/reduced priced breakfast.

Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

If at any time you are not sure what to do next, please contact Christine Buchetto 203-245-6307



Summer Meals

End Hunger Connecticut! is a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization. Summer Meals are free, nutritious, meals and snacks that are provided to kids and teens, 18 years of age and younger, throughout the summer when school is out.

Madison Youth & Family Services assists citizens in need with various local and state assistance programs, help applying for financial assistance, transportation, food, utility and adult counseling needs. Please contact MYFS directly if you need assistance with summer meals.

If a child has a disability, as determined by a doctor, and the disability prevents the child from eating the regular school meal, the school will make substitutions prescribed by the doctor. If a substitution is needed, there will be no extra charge for the meal. Please call the school for further information.