Free Schools Meals Program Extended by USDA

All students are now eligible for free school meals due to the USDA extending its free summer meals program.

This includes breakfast and lunch, either at school or remote students. Students will still need to have money in their MySchoolBucks accounts to pay for extra items and milk.

The USDA announced it is extending the program until December 31, or until available funding expires, to help ensure children have access to school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, students who purchase breakfast or lunch at school will not be charged. Student account balances will be maintained until the USDA funding expires.

Families who may qualify for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program are encouraged to submit applications for the 2020-21 school year. Families who qualify can continue to receive meals at no charge or a reduced price through the end of the school year. More info here.

For questions, contact Renee Heller, Food Services Director, at rheller@schalmont.net or (518) 355-9200 Ext. 4020.