Each school in the East Greenbush Central School District serves breakfast and lunch daily. Our goal is to provide nutritious and delicious meals that satisfy our students so they can focus on learning. A complete meal must include a fruit and/or a vegetable choice as well as 1 percent or non-fat milk.
All students will be offered free breakfast and lunch in 2021-22 due to a waiver issued by the USDA. There is no cost to the district for enrolling in this program. All free meals are reimbursed by the USDA.
School Milk, Breakfast and Lunch Prices
*Breakfast and lunch is free for all students in 2021-22 due to continued federal funding from the USDA*
Free and Reduced Meals
Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals. Beginning July 1, 2019, students in New York State who are approved for reduced price meals will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge. To apply for free or reduced price meals, submit a Direct Certification letter from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance OR complete the application below, sign it, and return it to your school as soon as possible. Please refer to the guidelines contained in the letter when completing the application. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information.
- Free and Reduced Price Meals Information
- 2021-22 Free and Reduced Price Meals Application (English)
- Free and Reduced Price Meals Application (Translated Applications)
Verification Process for Free and Reduced Price Applicants
School Food Authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are required to verify income for a small percentage of households approved for free or reduced price meals each school year.
The District offers an online meal prepayment service through MySchoolBucks.com.
- Set up automatic recurring payments
- Automatically add money to a student’s account when the balance runs low
- Receive low balance email notifications
- View their child’s purchases for the past 90 days
- MyNutrition will be available to parents within the MySchoolBucks website
Charge Policy and Prohibition Against Shaming
The Board of Education recognizes that on occasion, students may forget to bring meal money to school. To ensure that students do not go hungry, but also to promote responsible student behavior and minimize the fiscal burden to the district, the Board will allow students who may forget meal money to “charge” the cost of meals to be paid back at a later date subject to the terms established in District policy #8505.
District Wellness Policy
The District Wellness Policy outlines goals and actions for food and beverages at school, physical activity, nutrition education and other wellness programs. View Wellness Policy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity employer.