2023-24 Free & Reduced Meal Information
NYS automatically certifies families that qualify for free meals through SNAP and Medicaid. If you receive an email from us certifying your household for free meals, you do not have to submit an application. Benefits extend to all children of the household. Please contact us if any students are missing on the email.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: including parents, children and grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, Social Security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income from household members that contribute to the household.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. Please check the Foster Child box on the application next to grade/teacher. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.
Click on the MySchoolApps icon below to begin filling out your application.
For questions, please call: 716-773-8885 or email: PatrickSmith@gicsd.org