We have been approved by the Child Nutrition Program to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This allows all students to receive breakfast and lunch meals free of charge, on the days they are in school, regardless of eligibility. There is no application process for families, you are automatically eligible. All meal chargers from the beginning of the year will be reversed. Please be patient as each transaction needs to be completed manually. If you have questions, please email or call us at (845)229-4006 or Foodservices@HPCSD.org.
Income/ Meal Applications:
Because all students qualify for meals free of charge on the days they are in school, under Child Nutrition regulations, Nutrition Services no longer distribute meal applications.
SNAP benefits help you buy the groceries your family needs and supports our local economy. Apply here: www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap
Students that are Directly Certified qualify for additional benefits. Please click the link below for more information:As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the President and Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households up to $30/month (or $75/month for households living on Tribal lands) toward their internet bills, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.
All households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, within the last 12 months, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for ACP benefits. Households are also independently eligible if (1) their income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($55,500 for a family of four); or (2) a member of the household participates in certain other Federal benefit programs—including, among others, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and Federal Public Housing Assistance.
To further lower costs, the Biden-Harris Administration secured commitments from internet service providers across the country to offer high-speed plans that are fully covered by the ACP. As a result, millions of working families can now get high-speed internet without paying a dime.
Families can check their eligibility, sign up, and find fully covered plans at GetInternet.gov (mobile-accessible and available in Spanish) or by calling 877-384-2575.
What impacts our menus?
- USDA Regulations. All menus are planned according to regulations put in place by the NY State Child Nutrition Program under the guidance of USDA. There are specific meal pattern regulations based on grade level.
- Items that are included on our bid
- Paper products that are available from distributors
- Food Items that are available from distributors
- Adequate staffing
Meal prices for 2023 - 2024 school year
2022-2023 Meal Price
2023-2024 Meal Price
Student Breakfast – All Locations
Reduced Breakfast – All Locations
Adult Breakfast – All Locations
$2.57 + Tax
$2.84 + Tax
HPCSD Elementary Lunch
HPCSD Middle School
HPCSD High School Lunch
Reduced Lunch – All Locations
Adult Lunch – All Locations
$4.93 + tax
$4.76 + tax
Menu Challenges and Changes:
The nation is experiencing many supply change issues. While we anticipate serving the planned menu items, there may be times that the menu is changed without notice. Students will continue to receive nutritious, whole-grain rich meals where they are able to receive 3 cups of fruits and vegetables daily. Daily menus include 1 cup of fruit at breakfast, 1 cup of fruit at lunch and 1 cup of vegetables at lunch.
Please contact our office with any questions. We would love to hear from you!! Foodservices@hpcsd.org
Supply Chain shortages are a national issue affecting Food Service Operations across the country. Below are articles to provide information on how our Food Service Operations are affected:
P-EBT- The Nutrition Services Department does not have information regarding P-EBT or anyone's status. For information, call the hotline 1-833-4520096 or visit : NYSOTDA P-EBT Benefits Information Page
NY State Updates on Coronavirus and Operation of Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs: https://hungersolutionsny.org/covid-19/
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/
sites/default/files/documents/ ad-3027.pdf(link is external), from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.