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Averill Park CSD Families,

As you may be aware, the Averill Park Central School District is no longer able to provide free meals to all students as it did during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is due to the USDA ending nationwide funding which allowed school districts to provide meals for free during that time.

What does this mean for you?

  • Families must fill out free and reduced price meal applications for the 2022-23 school year and meet income qualifications in order to receive free meals.
  • Families must fill out the application and be approved on a yearly basis, even if they have participated in the program during previous school years.
  • Families who do not qualify for free and reduced price meals will need to resume paying for school lunches.

Please note that if your family currently receives federal benefits (such as SNAP), your student is automatically enrolled in the free and reduced meal plan and you should have received a confirmation letter in the mail.

Free and reduced meal applications can be found on the district website here. If you cannot print out this application, or if you need assistance filling it out, please contact your school building.