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School Meals Application

Dear Parents/Guardian,
 
Children need healthy meals to learn. The office of SchoolFood offers healthy meals every school day. The school meals application determines if your child will qualify for free or reduced-price meals and determines federal funding which is available to your child's school. Breakfast is served at no charge to all students and lunch costs $1.75 if you are not eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Even families who do not partake in the school lunch program MUST complete the form because it is used to determine school funding!!!
 
You may qualify for free meals before the start of school. We encourage you to complete a school meals application online over the summer so that you will not need to submit a paper form in September and do not incur any meal charges while your form is being processed.
 
Beginning in July, you can apply at 
nyc.applyforlunch.com which is quicker, easier, and more accurate than filling out a paper application. Online applications are submitted using your student's 9-digit ID number which is located at the bottom of this letter and are processed within 24 hours of receipt. You will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted however your school will notify you of your child's eligibility status in September.
 
If you prefer not to complete the School Meals Application online over the summer we will send a paper application home with your child in September. It is important that when you receive the lunch application you complete it as soon as possible so that you don't incur charges for the cost of full priced lunch while your lunch application is being processed.
Your privacy is important to us. All information is kept confidential. Federal regulations do not allow the Department of Education to share your information with any other agency.
 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact SchoolFood at 
(877) 363-6325
 
Sincerely,
 
Office of SchoolFood