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I would like to extend a warm welcome back to school to the Hinesburg community from your school’s cafeteria.

The HCS cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch daily.  We proudly prepare all of our meals on site.  We strive to serve nutritious, wholesome food items each and every day.  We do have vending machines which offer  healthier food options than traditional vending machines.  This school year our vending machines will only be available after school hours as recommended by the USDA.  Our cafeteria staff includes a Cafeteria Supervisor and a team of three food service staff members.

 This year there are new USDA guidelines requiring all schools to serve meals with twice as many fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, less sodium and fat. The guidelines were mandated by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act signed by President Obama in December of 2010 and will go into effect this school year.   HCS proudly complies with these new USDA guidelines. 

This year  our lunch periods will be 20 minutes long.  In an effort to create smaller lunch groups, we have created an additional lunch period.  We believe this will improve the lunch room experience.

HCS strives to serve whole grain breads and brown rice and pastas.   HCS serves a variety  fresh fruit and vegetables daily.   We serve over 5 different fresh fruits every week.  We serve a variety of colorful vegetables every day.  HCS cafeteria rarely serves desserts. We offer 100 percent orange juice, fat free or low fat white milk and fat free chocolate milk every day.  We will no longer offer chocolate milk at breakfast.  All soups are homemade and we never fry any of our food.

HCS offers a “hot lunch” entree, a colorful Fruit and Vegetable Bar and a pre-made-to-order" sandwich bar.  Students who order the “hot lunch” or a made-to-order sandwich are always welcome  to choose vegetables and fruit from our fantastic Fruit and Vegetable Bar. Our goal is for our students to be exposed to as many fruits and veggies as possible.  We offer many options because we believe that students will eat what they choose. Our sandwich options are: Turkey, ham, Chicken Salad, Cheese. Coming soon to our kitchen will be a variety of all-ready made speciality sandwiches and salads. We will keep your posted in the Viking news letter.

HCS operates as a cashless cafeteria. We no longer accept cash at the cash register. All breakfast and lunches can be pre-paid by depositing money on your students account in two ways.
  1. Online at either with a credit card/debt card
  2. By check / cash, payable to Hinesburg Community School, which can either be mailed to the school @ HSC, 10888 Route 116, Hinesburg, Vermont, 05461, or drop the deposit off at the main office.
Breakfast $2.00
Lunch $3.25 
Reduced Breakfast- Free
Reduced Lunch- .40 cents
Our school lunch program complies with all regulations of the National School Lunch Program. This program provides free or reduced price meals for those students who qualify.  Please see our school web page for Free and Reduced Meal Application or call us at 482-2106. We would be happy to mail you a copy.
We are committed to providing Hinesburg students, faculty and staff with the highest  quality of food and service. Community members are always welcome to join us for breakfast or lunch.
Our hours of operation are from 7:00AM-3:30PM.
Serving Breakfast from- 7:30- 8:30-
Serving Lunch from- 11:00-1:00
Parents are always welcome to join us for Breakfast and Lunch.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to either e-mail me or give me a call @ 482-6241. e-mail me @ Or call the office at 482-2106
Thank You
For prepayment of your child's meals, view weekly  meal history, and nutritional information, please visit

Meal Prices
Milk & Juice

10 oz. Milk or Soy Milk
Keeping the price the same.
$ .50


Weekly Cost of Break/lunch/Milk for Students: Based on the 176 Days of School
                                   Weekly                    Yearly
Lunch Full Price          $17.00                   $572.00
Reduced Lunch           $1.60                     $71.00
Breakfast Full Price      $10.00                   $352.00
Reduced Breakfast       $ free                     $free
milk only                    $2.50                     $88.00
All breakfasts entrées are served with a 100% orange juice orlow fat or fat free milk.  Choices include: small whole wheat  bagels,whole wheat cereal, whole wheat breakfast pizza ( egg and cheese,  and low fat yogurt.  Egg Mcmuffin on whole wheat English Muffins ( egg, cheese), and  whole wheat pancakes.
All lunch entrées are served with low fat or fat free milk. White or Chocolate

Deb Bissonette - Cafeteria Supervisor