Free & Reduced Meal Eligibility
As always, the district is willing to work with families so that all children are provided with a nutritious meal during the school day. If your family’s income status has impacted your ability to keep your child’s meal account up-to-date, you may want to consider completing a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application which can be submitted any time during the school year.
As of April 2021, the USDA has approved free school meals for all students through Summer of 2022. Although all school meals are free at this time for the upcoming school year, the only way to maintain your status of Free or Reduced is to fill out a new application. Students with completed forms that qualify may potentially receive additional benefits from New York State. For example, New York State provided food benefits to households with children who had free or reduced status in 2019-20 and 2020-21. It is unknown at the present time if New York State will provide a similar benefit for 2021-22, but only qualified students would be eligible.
**Please note:* Due to the fact that the P-EBT is a New York State run program, the district does not have any information about payments or eligibility. All questions should be directed to the P-EBT Food Benefits Helpline: 1-833-452-0096
The Free and Reduced application is now available digitally for your convenience.
Click here for the 2021-22 Free and Reduced Application.
If you would prefer a paper application, they are available in the main office of all school buildings as well as the district office.
MySchoolBucks Online School Lunch Payment System
We are pleased to offer an online option to pre-pay for your child's school lunch. mySchoolBucks.com(r) is an on-line system that will allow you to make deposits into your student's school meal accounts using a credit or debit card when it's convenient for you, receive low balance email reminders, monitor your student's account balances online and view your student's cafeteria purchases.
As of October 1, 2020 all school meals will need to be preplanned in the FD MealPlanner App or on their website. Please download the App or visit https://www.fdmealplanner.com/ and create and account. When searching for your child’s school, please note that our district 30 schools are listed in the FD Planner Database as:
Valley Stream Forest Elem, NY
Valley Stream Shaw Elem, NY
Valley Stream Clear Stream Elem, NY