St. John Paul the Great Academy
Welcome to the EdAdvance Food Service Program
EdAdvance Food Service and Saint John Paul the Great Academy (SJPTGA) welcome you to the 2022-2023 School year. EdAdvance will be sponsoring the Food Service at SJPTGA this year.
School Meal Prices
$2.00 - Full pay
$0.30 - Reduced
$3.50 - Full pay
$0.40 - Reduced
Meal Payment System: Parents may send in funds to the cafeteria or go www.ezparentcenter.com to sign up and add funds to your child’s account. After signing up you will have the opportunity to use your credit card to deposit money into your student(s) account. A fee is associated with this service through EZ School Apps. You can also track your student’s payments and purchases and receive notifications when your student’s account balance is low.
Please complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application if you believe you qualify.
It is critical that households submit a free and reduced-priced meal application as soon as possible to determine a student’s eligibility for this school year and avoid unpaid meal charges. Also, students who qualify for Free & Reduced Meals may be eligible for other benefits throughout the school year unrelated to food service.
Free & Reduced Meal Applications can be found on the school website or on the link: Application
** Important note: Effective Oct. 1st family income limits have changed for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. If your children qualify for free school meals, you might also qualify for SNAP: SNAP Information
Questions related to School Meals may be directed to Becky Tyrrell, Food Service Director at EdAdvance at
Tyrrell@EdAdvance.org or 860-567-0863 ext. 1148.
What should I do if I receive a Direct Certification Letter?
Children receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) or Medicaid (HUSKY A) benefits may be directly certified and automatically eligible for free or reduced meals without completing an application. If you have received a NOTICE OF DIRECT CERTIFICATION for free or reduced-price meals, do not complete the application unless instructed to do so by the district. Let the school know if any children in your household are not listed on the Notice of Direct Certification letter you received, since free or reduced meal benefits are extended to all children in a household when directly certified.
Questions regarding SNAP/TFA/Medicaid and direct certification should be sent to the determining official, Joanne Kirchner-Macri at Kirchner-macri@EdAdvance.org or call 860-567-0863 x 1113.
Free and Reduced Application and Family Information
Family Application — English
FAQ — English
SNAP Information — SNAP Information
EdAdvance is an equal opportunity provider and employer.