We have been notified by NYSED Child Nutrition that the USDA has extended the provision of free meals to our students through December 31, 2020. This is similar to the food distribution experience from March through June, except that food will be distributed once per week on Wednesdays with a full week's worth of meals provided.
The district will be providing meals to enrolled students on days that school is in session, whether in-person or remotely. You do not need to qualify for free or reduced meals in order to receive free meals. Because we will need documentation for meals provided for reimbursement purposes, all meals must be preordered. It is still very important for reimbursement and other school reporting purposes that meal applications be returned with your initial paperwork.
Food distribution points have been established where families will pick up an allocation of food designed to provide meals until the next scheduled pick up day.
Meals will be provided at the following locations from 11:00 AM. – 12:30 PM.: Greater Plains Elementary & Oneonta Middle School on Wednesday’s 10 meals including 5 breakfast and 5 lunch
Meals will be distributed from our buses from 11:00 AM. – 12:30 PM., at the following locations – Lantern Hill Mobile Home Park, Mountainview Mobile Home Park, 124 Oneida Street neighborhood, Fairview Street Apartment area, and the Silliman Cove neighborhood on Wednesday’s 10 meals including 5 breakfast and 5 lunch
Free & Reduced meal program
You must submit a new Free & Reduced application each school year in order to remain eligible. Please complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application, sign it and return it to your child's school no later than October 20th, 2020. Even if you feel that you are not eligible, we encourage all families to complete and return the application.
We need only one application per family. If your children are in more than one school building, you may receive more than one application. You may keep or discard any duplicates.
If you have any questions or need help in filling out the application form, please contact: Cassandra Castle, Assistant Food Service Director at 607-433-8243 Ext: 2153 or call the Business Office at 607-433-8200 ext. 1302.