Hudson City Schools will now be offering FREE lunch and breakfast to ALL students for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are free meals available and for how long?
Access to free breakfast and lunch starts on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, and will last for the remainder of the 2020-2021 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 starting September 28, 2020. 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 Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option through the end of the 2020-2021 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.
If I pack lunch, can my student get just milk for free?
No, milk that is not part of a lunch is considered an a la carte item and costs 50 cents.
Will free meals be available for virtual students?
Yes! Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students, including those who are learning virtually. Meals will be prepared a week at a time, and parents/guardians can pick up meals every Monday from 4:30 to 6:30pm at East Woods Intermediate School (the Old Hudson Middle School - 77 N. Oviatt St.) The pickup for the first semester is done. Please go to the "Remote Meals Information" page of the school's website to sign up for January 2021 meals.
If you have additional questions about this program, please contact the Nutrition Services Office at 330-653-1203.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.