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Parent Guide and Information

Important Update Regarding School Meals

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Dear Lakeland Families,

The waivers that allowed us to offer Free Lunch and Breakfast to all students expired officially on June 30, 2022, according to the New York State Education Office of Child Nutrition and the USDA (please click the USDA link for more information). We will begin charging for all meals, at all schools, on the first day of school.

First meal prices:

  • Breakfast K-12  $1.75
  • Lunch K-5  $2.55
  • Lunch 6-12  $2.75
  • Lunch 9-12 Deli Bar  $3.50

Filling out a free/reduced meal application for the 22/23 school year is encouraged for all families. If you have previously qualified for free or reduced meals, or think you may qualify now, you must fill out the application before the end of September. Although to start the school year we will continue to carry over all students' 2019/2020 eligibility (free, reduced, or paid), this status will EXPIRE on October 20, 2022. Please visit MySchoolApps.com to apply. Paper applications are available upon request at each school’s main office.

By applying for meal benefits you may also be eligible for free or reduced fees for sports, test registration fees, and college application fees. Be sure to fill out all of the pages of the application.

We also recommend you visit MySchoolBucks.com to add funds to your children’s accounts before the start of school. You can also create accounts, set up low balance alerts, check balances and keep track of charges!

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Food Services Department at 914-603-9055 if you have any questions. And remember, menus can be found on LakelandSchools.org under the Food Service and Menus.

Thank you! Enjoy the rest of your summer.