The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to announce that starting this school year, lunch is now completely free for all students in every New York City public school. Breakfast is already provided for free and now all meals will be served at no charge to families.
We need your help to make this program a success. All parents, regardless of income, must still complete a School Meals Form so that our schools get access to federal funding for this program and others. Please complete the form online at http://nyc.applyforlunch.com by September 20, 2017. A hardcopy of the form is available at your school’s main office. If you would prefer this form email Gina Goodman.
If you have already added money to your MySchoolBucks account for your child’s lunches this year, or if you have a balance remaining from prior years, you will receive a full refund. DOE will follow up with information on how to get your refund in the coming weeks.
Finally, if your child is going to want only milk… they will need to get a whole lunch until the lunch room figures out the system on how to manage the accounting of that piece. They can take the tray to their table with the milk as per the lunch room request.
I hope your child will take advantage of this wonderful new opportunity and come enjoy a healthy meal with us.