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
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)
Office of SchoolFood