Free & Reduced Price Meals Program = Free meals for all qualifying students
All children from households meeting income guidelines for the federal Free & Reduced Price Meals Program and whose parents/guardians apply for the program receive free meals: New York State is covering the $0.25 cost of reduced price breakfast and lunch that was previously paid by the student.
Income guidelines change from year to year. Once approved, children within the household can receive the benefit for the entire school year. Applying is easy and can be done any time during the school year.
Households that receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), can get free meals and should indicate their case number on their application.
Other eligible households must fill out an application each year to be eligible for free and reduced price meals. Families can apply for free and reduced price meals at any time during the school year. Return completed applications to Mary Jewell, 163 School Dr., Delanson NY 12053.
If you need help accessing or completing the application, call the Food Services Department at (518) 895-5350, ext. 228, or (518) 895-3000, ext. 228.
Income guidelines (2020-21)
Families whose gross annual income is less than the figure listed here may be eligible to receive free or reduced price meals.
- Household of 1: $23,606
- Household of 2: $31,894
- Household of 3: $40,182
- Household of 4: $48,470
- Household of 5: $56,758
- Household of 6: $65,046
- Household of 7: $73,334
- Household of 8: $81,622
For each additional person, add $8,288.