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Free “Grab-and-Go” Bagged Breakfast and Lunch Available During School Closure


Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Half Hollow Hills School District is providing free “grab-and-go” bagged breakfast and lunch for children (18 years old or under) who are from families with students in our District. This food service will be available weekdays (Mondays through Fridays) while our schools are closed for the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. The informational section below should help answer common questions about this program.


Question:

Are these “grab-and-go” free bagged meals only available to students already eligible for free or reduced priced meals?

Answer:

NO. Free “grab-and-go” bagged breakfasts and lunches are available to any child who attends our schools. In addition, any household member who is 18 years old or under is also eligible for a free bagged breakfast and lunch.

Question:

What is considered a free bagged meal?

Answer:

A bagged breakfast and lunch is a simplified cold version of our typical full meal served in our schools and contains all the meal components required by the State Education Department.

Question:

Where do I go for my free bagged meal?

Answer:

Bagged breakfast and lunch for each household member under the age of 18 will be delivered curbside to residents who show up between the hours of 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at High School East (refer to the map and address below).

Question:

Do I need to go to High School East daily for my free bagged meals?

Answer:

YES. Each day when a resident arrives at High School East for the free grab-and-go bagged meals, every household member 18 years old or under will receive a bagged lunch for that day and a bagged breakfast for the following morning.

Question:

Will I need to pay the District back for any meals I received during this emergency?

Answer:

NO. All residents with school-aged students, regardless of their status as recipients of free or reduced priced meals, are eligible for free “grab-and-go” bagged meals during this emergency period.

Question:

I prefer not to enter the school building to get my meals, what do I do?

Answer:

Residents will remain in their vehicles. This is a “curbside” program which means a District employee will bring out to your car the number of free bagged lunches and breakfasts which your household is eligible for (anyone aged 18 years or under).

Question:

Must my school-aged student(s) be present with me in the car?

Answer:

NO. When the District employee approaches your vehicle, simply indicate how many students aged 18 or under are in your household.


We hope that this free meal program for students 18 years of age or under provides some level of relief for our families during this emergency school closure. Please direct any questions regarding this program in writing to Ms. Bonnie Scally, the District’s Food Services Supervisor, at bscally@hhh.k12.ny.us.


“Grab-and-Go” Bagged Breakfast and Lunch

Centralized distribution location:

Half Hollow Hills High School East

50 Vanderbilt Parkway - Dix Hills

Operating hours:

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Mondays through Fridays


Enter the District property using the west-most entrance (refer to arrow on the map below). Drive towards the flagpole and pull up against the curb where indicated by the star in the map below. During operating hours, a District employee will meet you curbside to hand over bagged breakfast and lunch. Do not exit your vehicle.



Food Services