Free/Reduced Lunch

From the Office of School Food

Children need healthy meals to learn. The Office of School Food 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 fjnding 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.

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 (sometimes referred to as an OSIS number). You will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted. If you provide a valid email address you will be notified in August of your child's eligibility. If you did not provide a valid email address your school will notify you of your student'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 School Food at (877) 363-6325.

The online application is easy to complete and saves time and paper!

Applying Online

Visit http://nyc.schoolfood.com/ to sign up. You will need your son's ID number (sometimes called an OSIS number) which can be found on his report card, transcript, or on the letter sent home on 5/26/17 that includes it.

The Eagle Academy for Young Men • Bronx NY Updated last on May 26, 2017