River Valley Charter School does not belong to the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program but still makes a healthy lunch available to every child in the school every day that the school is in session through a contract with an outside lunch provider. Lunches are prepared and delivered daily. (*River Valley does not have an onsite cafeteria.)
Families may purchase lunch online, or via phone, with Pomodori Restaurant in Newburyport, the school's outside lunch provider. (Families are provided with a web-based link to the vendor in order to access a specially designed and priced lunch menu created for River Valley Charter School students only.) Lunches can be ordered the day-of (by 9:00 am) or orders can be placed for the week in advance, the month in advance, or any variation thereof. Order Here
Alternatively, children can bring lunch to school. All students eat in their classroom.
In keeping with our commitment to holistic education and ecological stewardship, we encourage families to make healthy food choices and to minimize trash by using reusable containers for lunches.
River Valley Charter School recycles and composts.
Summer Time Food Support for Families in Need
If you know someone, or are a family looking for a way to help feed your child(ren) during the summer months, visit No Kid Hungry.
No Kid Hungry is a nonprofit organization that facilitates access to meal programs serving kids and families.
Text the word FOOD to 877877 to locate specific neighborhoods that serve healthy meals to any child under the age of 18. The meals are free and there are no questions and no sign-ups.