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Nutrition and Transportation

Nutrition

Access to healthier foods and beverages is important because healthy, well-nourished students are better learners. Students who consume healthier foods and beverages are more likely to get the nutrients they need to learn, play, and grow. CCSC offers breakfast and lunch free of charge to all students through the Community Eligibility Provision plan. Meals are prepared off-site and delivered fresh daily. CCSC meals do not contain pork.

Please use this form to order free school meals. 

Please reach out to Lisa Smith, Nutrition and Transportation Coordinator, if you have any questions. 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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: 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Click here for the nondiscrimination statement in Spanish.

    1. Mailing the U.S. Department of Agriculture at:
      • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
    2. Faxing: (202) 690-7442
    3. Emailing: program.intake@usda.gov

Transportation

For students living in Cambridge

For Cambridge students in grades 6 through 8, transportation is provided by the Cambridge Public Schools Department of Transportation. Students who live more than 1.5 miles from school are picked up and dropped off free of charge.

For more information, call the CPS Transportation Department at 617-349-6860 or 617-349-6862.

Students in grades 9 through 12 get to CCSC in a variety of ways. Many students take public transportation. CCSC is located within seven minutes of the Kendall Square Red Line station and within ten minutes of the Lechmere station on the Green Line. MBTA passes are provided at a discounted rate to students. Other students are either dropped off and picked up by parents or guardians or commute on foot.

For students living outside Cambridge

Transportation options for residents of other cities mirror those for students in grades 9 through 12 who live in Cambridge. Students use the MBTA or rely on parents and guardians who drop them off and/or pick them up.

MBTA discount passes are provided to students and families the last 5 days of each month.