Lunch Applications may be completed online:
Dear Parent or Guardian:
We are pleased to inform you that the West New York Board of Education will be participating in the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option (SSO) to provide free meals for all students during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Even though the district is providing free meals to all students throughout the 2021-2022 academic school year, the Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals is still available and is used to determine eligibility for P-EBT benefits, state funding and Other benefits (Waiver of SAT and other fees).
We encourage you to complete an application to see if you qualify for additional benefits.
What is a lunch application?
A lunch application is a federal application to determine whether a student qualifies for either a free or reduced benefit when participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
What process does West New York use to complete a lunch application?
West New York Public Schools has an on-line process (Our Link). Or mail in lunch application by request only. To request a paper application please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 553-4000 ext. 30025.
Who may fill out the application?
Only the parent, legal guardian, or the student if age 18 or older may complete the lunch application form. Information may not be obtained by the school over the phone. The parent, legal guardian, or of age student must be present and complete the application.
If I have more than one child in the school am I required to complete multiple applications?
No, only one application per household is required.
How is my eligibility determined?
A child's eligibility is determined based upon standards established by the federal government for income and household size and is tied to the national poverty rate.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us at (201) 553-4000 ext. 30025
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program
Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) is a program to help purchase food for your child(ren) who were eligible for free- or reduced-price school meals, but whose schools have closed due to COVID-19.