Free and reduced meal applications available

Applications are available for Herkimer Central School District families to apply for free and reduced lunch.

Herkimer Central School believes that one of the most important ways in which we can help our children perform better in their classrooms is to provide them with the nutrition necessary for the healthy growth of their minds and bodies. Therefore, we provide breakfast and/or lunch in our school every day.

Students may buy lunch for $2.50 and/or breakfast for $1.25. Children from households that meet federal income guidelines (outlined below) are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals. Reduced price meals cost each eligible student $.25 for lunch and $.25 for breakfast.

All families are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted beginning Aug. 1 and continuing during the school year. Families that receive public assistance can also be approved for free meals through the Direct Certification process. Families that have received free or reduced price meals in the past must re-apply each year.

The free and reduced meal program at Herkimer Central School District is administered through Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES. Completed applications can be returned to the School Food Office, c/o Perry Jr. HS, 9499 Weston Road, New Hartford, NY 13413.

Parents may call 738-0848 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays to inquire about the status of an application.

Income Guidelines

Families whose income is at or below the following levels may be eligible for free or reduced meals:

Family size: 1

  • Annual income: $22,311
  • Monthly: $1,860
  • Twice per month: $930
  • Every two weeks: $859
  • Weekly: $430

Family size: 2

  • Annual income: $30,044
  • Monthly: $2,504
  • Twice per month: $1,252
  • Every two weeks: $1,156
  • Weekly: $578

Family size: 3

  • Annual income: $37,777
  • Monthly: $3,149
  • Twice per month: $1,575
  • Every two weeks: $1,453
  • Weekly: $727

Family size: 4

  • Annual income: $45,510
  • Monthly: $3,793
  • Twice per month: $1,897
  • Every two weeks: $1,751
  • Weekly: $876

For each additional person, add:

  • Annual income: +$7,733
  • Monthly: +$645
  • Twice per month: +$323
  • Every two weeks: +$298
  • Weekly: +$140

 

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