Children need healthy meals to learn. The Office of School Food offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is at no charge to all students and lunch costs $1.75.
Some students may be eligible for free meals. To determine if you qualify for free meals before the start of school on September 4, 2014, complete a School Meals Application online this summer. In applying online, you will avoid the hassle of submitting a paper form in September.
You can apply online using any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection. Please keep in mind that families are responsible for the full price of lunch while the lunch application is being processed.
Applications submitted online are processed within 24 hours of receipt and you will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted. Your privacy is important to us, so all information provided on your application will be kept confidential. Federal regulations do not allow the Department of Education to share your information with any other agency.
What you will need to provide during the application process:
- The names and incomes of every member of your household
- The school, grade, birthdate of every student in your household. (Optional)
- The last 4 digit of your social security number and electronic signature
- A valid email address or phone number for the Office of School Food to communication about the status of the application. (Optional)
The entire process should take 15-30 minutes depending on the size of your household and the information you are required to enter. By submitting your application online your processing time is shortened in comparison to paper application submissions. Therefore, you can expect a quicker approval.
If you are ready to get started, CLICK HERE to begin the online process.
Any questions, please contact The Office of School Food at (877) 363-6325 or visit: http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/public1/default.aspx
Have a safe and relaxing summer!
The Office of School Food