The Food Service Department (315) 536-6781
Fax Number (315) 536-4351
Dana Burton, RD, CDN, SNS Director of Food Services Dburton@pycsd.org
The Penn Yan Central School District will be participating in an option available to schools as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the School Year 2019-2020.
The CEP was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and provides universal meal service to children in high poverty areas. The CEP is an alternative to collecting, approving and verifying household eligibility applications for free and reduced price eligible students in high poverty Local Education Agencies (LEA). If at least 40 percent of a school’s students are directly certified via SNAP or Medicaid for free meal benefits, the entire school qualifies for the option.
All students enrolled at PYCSD are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2019-2020 school year regardless of income.
Frequently asked questions
Question: We never qualified for free and reduced lunches before. Are you sure we can eat for FREE?
Answer: Yes! All Students PK-12 get FREE breakfast and lunch!
Question: My child likes to get extra food. How does that work?
Answer: The complete reimbursable breakfast and lunch is free. Extra food will be charged according to a la carte pricing.
Question: I had money on my account from last year. What happens to those funds?
Answer: Any money carried over from last year is on accounts and can be used for extras or snacks, such as double meals, ice cream, or extra milk. You can still check My School Bucks to add money or check balances.
Question: We used to have to fill out an application to receive free or reduced lunch. Do we still need to fill out this form?
Answer: Unless you receive SNAP or Medicaid you will need to fill out the family income survey. This form allows our school to benefit from various State and Federal supplemental programs like Title IA, At Risk (31a), Title IIA, E-Rate, etc. This information is critical in determining the amount of money the school receives from a variety of supplemental programs, as well as other student benefits. The Food Service Department will send you this form if you do not receive SNAP or Medicaid. The form is also available under the food services tab on the district website.
DOES YOUR CHILD STILL WANT TO PACK THEIR LUNCH?
You can still take advantage of our FREE meals program! Allow us to compliment your child’s packed lunch with their choice of 3 sides.
*1 item must be a Fruit or Vegetable*
Save time & Money by participating in our School’s
Community Eligibility Program today!
More questions?? Call Dana Burton, R.D., C.D.N., S.N.S., Director of Food Services (315)-536-6781
· Go to https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ and use your student's ID number to put money on your students account for extras with a debit or credit card or to monitor your child's meal transactions.