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    Hudson City Schools will now be offering FREE lunch and breakfast to ALL students for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Free Meals

     Frequently Asked Questions

     When are free meals available and for how long?

    Access to free breakfast and lunch will start on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, and will last for the entire 2021-2022 school year. 

     Who is eligible? Do I need to be on free or reduced-price meals to take advantage of these free meals?

    All students are eligible, regardless of income, and will have free meals available to them through the 2021-2022 school year. Students will go through the lunch line as normal, but will not be charged for meals.

    However, if you feel that you qualify for free or reduced-price meals, we ask that you complete an application. Doing so ensures we will be able to provide proper funding, student accessibility, and counts for all meals throughout the school year. Click HERE to be directed to the district's web page with information on applying for free or reduced-price meals.


     How does the district get reimbursed for breakfast and lunch?

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services has published nationwide waiver extensions for the Seamless Summer Option through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. This program is funded by the federal government. The district is getting reimbursement for the cost of all meals by the federal government. 


     Are a la carte items included in this program?

    No, a la carte items are not included in this program. Examples of this include an extra slice of pizza or an extra sandwich. Snacks and bottled beverages (water/coffee bar/tea) are also considered a la carte items.


     If I pack lunch, can my student get just milk for free?

    No, milk that is not part of lunch is considered an a la carte item and costs 50 cents.



     This institution is an equal opportunity provider.