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Meals During the School Closure 

Burr and Burton is committed to providing good nutritious breakfasts and lunches to our students in need during this school closure. BBA is preparing to-go meals for distribution which will be delivered by bus to residences. Food deliveries will arrive on Monday (with meals for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and on Thursdays (for Thursday and Friday meals). Additionally, through a partnership with the Manchester Food Cupboard, the Thursday delivery will include weekly staples for your household. The drop-off bag includes a form where you can indicate specific dietary needs as well as additional needs your family may have. We will try to accommodate those needs through resources from the Manchester Food Cupboard or Burr and Burton.

As a reminder, should your family face economic hardship as a result of COVID-19 you may submit a new free and reduced meal application. Families may apply for school meals at any point in the school year based on their most current income. Applications can be found here. Please return them to Maureen Harvey in the business office. 
To indicate you want meals delivered, please contact our Associate Director of BBA’s Success Program, Billy Canfield. You can email or text him at bcanfield@burrburton.org or (802)779-1349. Please include the student(s) name(s) and a current street address in your communication. 

We are currently running three bus routes to deliver food. In the event that your residence is difficult for our small buses to navigate, we will arrange for a convenient meeting location. 

We appreciate all of the offers to help us with this process. At this time, we will be using our kitchen staff employees to prepare and pack food. Please consider supporting your local food shelves during this challenging time or by making a gift to Burr and Burton’s community support effort

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – Real Food For All

Burr and Burton Academy’s Food Program mission of Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Real Food for All is outlined in three core values: The food served at Burr and Burton is real, nutrient dense, and uses ingredients that are procured in a socially responsible way. Burr and Burton Academy operates a full-service cafeteria and Bistro, Monday through Friday, located in the Rowland Student Center. An additional serving area, The Lower Cafe, is located in our Fitness Center lobby, and is open Monday through Thursday. Healthy snacks, smoothies, sandwiches and wraps are available for purchase after school in the Rowland Student Center to students who have after school commitments on campus.

Burr and Burton is committed to a food program that provides delicious healthy meals, teaches students about our food system, and expands its use of locally sourced food, all while developing community. On Monday and Friday students are assigned a lunch period. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, an open lunch time is integrated into Flex Block.

Students may purchase food with cash or by setting up a prepaid lunch account through MealTime. Burr and Burton issues swipe cards linked to a pre-paid MealTime lunch account. All lunch account transactions require the swipe card. Families can send in a check or cash or set up a MealTime account to be linked to student swipe cards. Click on the box on the right to set up a MealTime account.

Meal Deal

All students have the option of making their lunch purchase a meal deal. The meal deal cost for the 2019-2020 school year is $4.50. The meal deal includes a choice of entree, choice of fruits, vegetables, apple juice and milk.

Burr and Burton’s Free Meals Program and Eligibility

Burr and Burton offers free breakfast and lunch to students who meet the free and reduced guidelines based on USDA income levels and household size. Students who are eligible receive a swipe card loaded with funds necessary to purchase breakfast and will qualify for a meal deal lunch each day.  

Students living in households receiving 3SquaresVT or Reach-Up benefits are automatically enrolled in Burr and Burton’s free meals program and will receive a letter from BBA indicating that they are enrolled. Families that do not receive an automatic enrollment letter can complete the meals form/application. Click on the box on the right to download the application. Hard copies are also available from Maureen Harvey in the Business Office. Eligibility determination will be made within five business days of receiving the completed application. Burr and Burton reserves the right to require income verification by requesting tax returns and/or pay stubs.
The Burr and Burton Free Meals Program provides students with access to a healthy breakfast and lunch. Students are able to purchase food at any of the three locations on campus. Students who are part of the Free Meals Program are eligible for 1 free qualifying breakfast meal and 1 free qualifying lunch meal deal each day. 
Students are eligible to buy any combination of foods that make up a meal deal. Burr and Burton provides a range of entree options each day, such as a build your own Bar, a large salad bar, as well as a custom bowl and sandwich station. A reimbursable meal can be created at any of our locations and with all of our entree offerings. 

A meal deal must include at least 1 cup serving of fruit and/or vegetable and two of the following: meat/meat alternate, grain, or milk.  See chart below for a sampling of how items qualify. Students on the Free program can opt for a water instead of an apple juice or milk as long as their meal has the required components to make the meal reimbursable. 


Reimbursable portions include 
½ cup with a vegetable component or 1 cup by itself.


Reimbursable portions include 
1/2 cup with a fruit component or a 1 cup by itself. 

Meat/Meat Alternate



Apple = ½ cup portion
Banana =½ cup portion

Grapes/melon or other cut fruit on salad bar (1 scoop=½ cup portion)
Small apple juice = (½ cup portion). 

Smoothie=  (½ cup portion)

All veggies on salad bar. (any combination on a small salad plate =1 cup)

Veggie Sides on the Bar 1 scoop=½ cup)

Veggies as part of a custom bowl. (1 cup of requested veggies will be included).

Deli Turkey 
Deli Ham 

Hamburger Roll
Earth Sky Time Bread
Brown Rice 

1% regular 

* Required for a student to take at least 1 cup total of fruit and/or vegetables. 

Students in the Free Meals Program must have cash or money on their MealTime account if they wish to purchase “Extra Cost" items. An Extra Cost item is any item sold which is NOT part of the above mentioned meal plan.
Extra Cost items include:
  • Bottled drinks other than apple juice or milk (See water exception above).
  • All ice cream options
  • Chips

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  • Menu Items Known Allergens

    Menu Items list of Known Allergens HERE.
  • BBA Free Lunch Program Application

    Please print this form and complete it. You can give completed forms to Maureen Harvey in the BBA Business office or you can mail them to:

    Maureen Harvey
    PO Box 498
    Manchester, VT 05254
  • Create A Mealtime Account

    Burr and Burton uses a service provided by MealTime that makes it possible for parents to make credit or debit card deposits into the student’s cafeteria account, view account balances and view purchase history over the Internet. Setting up an online account is strongly encouraged if for no other reason than for checking student balances.

    Parents may set a low balance notification indicator which will notify them when the account reaches a predetermined level. If accounts are not replenished by the time the account reaches zero, the account will be suspended and the student will not be able to charge until the account is refilled. Families with more than one student have the option of sharing balances so that if Student A is short of funds the account will draw from Student B. Please let the Business Office know if you would like to activate this feature.

    Step 1: Click HERE to go to the MealTime Online home page. Click on the “Create new account” link and enter a username and password that you will use to login to MealTime Online. The username and password must be at least 6 characters. For example, Username: jsmith Password: pty845.

    Step 2: Add your student. Login to your MealTime Online account (using the username and password that you created in Step 1), click on the “Add New Student” link, and add your student by entering their first name and ID number. The ID number is your student’s school PIN/ID#. Please contact Maureen Harvey in the Business Office (802-549-8139) for any further information.

    Step 3: Make a Deposit. Click on the “Make Deposit” link to make a deposit into your student’s account. There is a transaction fee of 4.9 percent for making deposits. If you do not want to incur a transaction fee, you may send a check to BBA with your student and have them deposit it in the lockbox located in the cafeteria next to the cashier stations. There is no charge to view your student’s cafeteria balance and purchase history.

    Click on the “View Details” link next to your student’s name to view their cafeteria account balance and purchase history.
    If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Harvey at 802-549-8139 or 

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Burr and Burton Academy

57 Seminary Avenue
PO Box 498
Manchester, VT 05254
Phone: 802.362.1775, Fax: 802.362.0574