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Free Meals Extended Through 2021-2022 School Year

Free Meals!

The federal government has extended the free meal program through the 2021 – 2022 school year. All students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch each school day, regardless of need. Remote students may pre-order a week’s worth of meals to be picked up on Mondays (information to be shared soon).

Should I Still Submit a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application?

Yes! If you meet eligibility guidelines, you are encouraged to still submit an application. Not only is much of the aid our district receives from New York state based on the percent of students with applications on file, but there are direct benefits to you:

  • An application must be on file in order to qualify for fee waivers for AP exams and college applications.
  • The federal P-EBT Food benefit cards provided to families during the pandemic were based on applications such as these. If a current application is not on file, any future benefits may be impacted.
  • If free meals are not extended into the 2022-2023 school year, having an application on file for this year will allow students to be eligible for free meals for the first 30 operational days of the next school year.

Submit your application to:

Rush-Henrietta Central School District
Food Service Office
1133 Lehigh Station Road
Henrietta, NY 14467

Contact the Food Service Office at 359-5388 with any questions.