News & Updates
Listed below are the breakfast and lunch prices for the 2023-2024 school year. Families can pre-fund their child’s school meal account by logging into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and clicking on the Food Service link.
Some families may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. In order to find out if your family is eligible for the federal assistance program, parents or guardians need to complete the online Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals or for a paper application, contact the Main Office or Nurse’s Office at your school.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a federal provision that allows individual schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students. In the past, our schools have not met the thresholds to participate in this program. This school year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) expanded access to the CEP by lowering certain qualifying thresholds. This federal change, combined with funding support from the State, will open a window of opportunity for many students across New York State to receive meals at no cost.
As a result of this change, students enrolled in the following buildings will be able to receive one FREE breakfast and lunch each school day beginning on December 1, 2023:
- High School East,
- High School West,
- Paumanok Elementary School, and
- Otsego Elementary School.
The District does not determine which buildings meet the new threshold and which do not. Offering free meals to all students in a particular building is the result of a calculation and data elements that are determined by the NYS Education Department and outside the District’s control. Unfortunately, not all of the District’s buildings qualify. However, we will continue to revisit eligibility each year to determine if additional buildings meet the eligibility requirements.
What’s for Lunch? Each day we offer 5 components: meat/meat alternate, vegetables, whole grains, fruit/100% fruit juice, and milk. A complete lunch consists of 3* of these 5 components - *one must be a vegetable or fruit. Kids who take sides, eating fruits and vegetables with their entrée are more satisfied and have more energy to get through a busy day.
Please contact the Food Services Department at 631-592-3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Half Hollow Hills Central School District currently has openings in our Food Services Department for Food Service Workers and Substitute Food Service Workers.
If you know someone qualified for any of these positions, please share this link with them so they can apply!