Let’s Eat!


School Nutrition

Sussex Montessori provides school meals each day we are in session. Click the link below to see the menu filled with delicious options.



Breakfast Menu / Lunch Menu


As a public school, Sussex Montessori School participates in the federal free and reduced school meal program.

At Sussex Montessori we offer both breakfast and lunch daily. Additionally, we offer reduced calorie snacks for purchase. Children may bring a packed lunch or receive breakfast and/or a warm lunch at school.


We’ve switched to new payment system, LINQ Connect!  The K-12 Payment System has expired and we’ve since implemented a new payment portal, LINQ Connect. Families, please read this important notice and instructions


Community Eligibility Provision School Year 2023-2024:

Great News! Sussex Montessori School is now a CEP school which means, all of our students may eat free breakfast and lunch!

We are pleased to inform you that Sussex Montessori Charter has implemented a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  The Community Eligibility Provision was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act 2010 and provides universal meal service to students in schools/districts that qualify.  Effective November 1, 2023,  All enrolled students are eligible to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household.  No further action is required of enrolled families.  Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal benefit form.


Free and Reduced Meals

Each year, families must apply to receive free and reduced price meals. If your student is already receiving free or reduced meals you still must apply for the new year. Students already participating in the program will be given a 30 day grace period to submit a new application before benefits are lost or denied. Paper applications are available in the school office or you can apply at lunchapplication.com directly from your phone or computer.

Please review the information below and submit an application if you believe your family may qualify for this benefit.

Free and Reduced Lunch ONLINE Application

How to apply for Free and Reduced Meals

Printable Free and Reduced Lunch Application Form  23-24 (must be mailed to the school)

Free and Reduced Lunch Frequently Asked Questions


Paying for Lunch

Each student will have their own account to which funds may be added using check, cash, or the “K12″ online prepay system. The K12 app is free to join and has some great benefits; a small fee is incurred for using it to add money to student account. Please visit www.k12paymentcenter.com to set up an account for both breakfast and lunch.  Funds may be pre-loaded on your child’s account in advance and/or you may bring cash to school to cover your account.  Any cash must be in an envelope with both your child’s name and student ID number and your child’s teacher’s name. Please help your child to memorize their ID number which will be used to track costs.


Breakfast/Lunch Prices 23-24:  *Breakfast is served everyday from 7:30am – 8:15am, Monday through Friday

  Reduced Full Priced Extra
Student Breakfast $0.30 $2.25 $1.75
Student Lunch $0.40 $3.65 $1.85
Adult Breakfast $3.65 $3.00
Adult Lunch $5.00 $3.50

(Prices are subject to change per the USDA)



Food Allergies and Dietary Concerns

All food allergies and dietary concerns should be reported to our nurse first. The foodservice team and the nurse work together closely to care for your student.



Questions…Contact Us!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Foodservice Manager at 302-404-5367 ext.215- Mrs. Anita R. Mitchell



Additional Resources

2024 Summer Food Service Program


Important Notice: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 was the final distribution of Emergency SNAP benefits. As of Wednesday, March 1, 2023 the monthly Food Benefit amounts returned to normal. Please see the information below for information and resources, including the SMS Food Pantry, available to assist those impacted by these allotments ending. (Information also available in Spanish & Haitian-Creole).


Emergency Food Benefits End March 2023 Flyer_FULL   [Spanish]    [Haitian Creole]

Emergency Food Benefits End March 2023 Flyer_SIMPLE   [Spanish]    [Haitian Creole]

Client Notice: Emergency Food Benefits Ending Mar 1.    [Spanish]   [Haitian Creole]

Free Resources in Delaware  [Spanish]    [Haitian Creole]

SMS Food Pantry Available to all SMS Families






Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Click here for more information on filing a civil rights complaint.