2019-20 Free & Reduced Meal Information

  • Each year, a new application for school meals needs to be filled out and returned by the end of September. June's eligibility carries forward into the new school year until Oct. 18. However, we must receive a new application by the end of September to ensure processing before the grace period expires.

    Results from the application/ direct certification process are tabulated and used to determine District eligibility for other student programs. In order to maximize funding for the students of Grand Island, we must maximize the number of family applications. Applications and their outcomes are kept confidential. Parents need to return a signed consent form for individual eligibility status to be shared. (See last page of the attachment below for consent form)

    Beginning July 1, 2019, students approved for reduced-price meals must receive breakfast and lunch at no charge. New York State funding will provide an additional 25 cents in State reimbursement for each reimbursable breakfast and lunch meal served to a reduced-price student to cover the cost previously paid by the student.

    If your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, he/she also may be eligible for other benefits. In order to receive these benefits, you must provide written consent to permit school officials to give your name, address, and an indication that your household is eligible for free and reduced price meals, to representatives of certain programs. Failure to sign a consent statement that will allow disclosure of this information will not affect your child's eligibility or participation in the school meals program.

    Download the Free and Reduced Application.

    Please return completed form to:

    Grand Island CSD Food Service Department
    1100 Ransom Road
    Grand Island, NY 14072
    Fax:  716-773-6603
    Email: PatrickSmith@gicsd.org

    For questions, please call: 716-773-8885