Meal Costs for NYC Schools

Content reprinted from and current as of 09.09.2015 11.12pm.

Children need healthy meals to learn. The Office of SchoolFood offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is at no charge to all students and lunch costs $1.75. Children from households that meet Federal Income Guidelines (example below) are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Reduced-price meals for each eligible student is at no charge for lunch. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, or to help your school get federal funding, continue with this online application; apply for ALL children in the household even if they attend different schools and remember to print your confirmation receipt after submission. If you wish to complete a paper application, please contact your child(ren)’s school(s).

NYC Schools meal cost


Click here to visit the New York City Department of Education Office of School Food website or click here to complete the online application. We depend on 100% participation by our school families for additional funding to our school and children’s programs.

Please complete the online application today, even if you don’t think you qualify, every application counts. Help your child’s school – here is the online application.

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