Turn in Applications to:

Please return your completed free and reduced meal applications to:

Lancaster CSD Food Service Department
@295 Pleasant View Drive  
Lancaster NY 14086

One application per household please,

Meal Applications

School lunches and breakfasts are subsidized by the state and federal governments to help contain costs. Subsidies are available for families who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch and breakfast program. 

  • A family application is distributed to all students the first week of September. Applications are also available at each school office, and at the district food service office and also by clicking the link to the left. Eligibility guidelines are established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • Parents are strongly encouraged to complete the form, if eligible.

  • For eligible students, reduced price lunch are "at no charge".
  • The computerized point of sale system safeguards the confidentiality of your family.

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

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, 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.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.