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Lunch Application

We are pleased to inform you that the West New York Board of Education will be participating in the National School Lunch Program to provide meals for all students during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

In addition, the federal government will be providing assistance for the 2022-2023 academic year to those households that qualify for reduced price only.  All paid participants will be charged full price.  

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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). 
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.
What process does West New York use to complete a lunch application?
West New York Public Schools has a paper application that can be downloaded (PDF.) and available at your child’s school. You may request an application by emailing [email protected] or call (201) 553-4000 ext. 30025.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program


Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a program to help you purchase food for your child(ren) who were eligible for free or reduced price school meals at a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP). Summer P-EBT extends benefits during the summer months following a school year during which there was a COVID-19 public health emergency.

New Jersey received P-EBT approval for children under the age 6 enrolled in SNAP between September 2021 – June 2022 and for summer 2022.  In addition, summer 2022 P-EBT has been approved for students in grades K-12 in the 2021 – 2022 school year who were eligible for the National School Lunch Program.

P-EBT for September 2021 – June 2022 for children under the age of 6 in SNAP households was added to the Families First card from July 30, 2022 through August 12, 2022.  A benefit of $42.02 per eligible child was added for each eligible month. 


Summer P-EBT benefits for children under the age of 6 and for school-age students are expected to be issued in September and continuing into October.

Visit the and click on “Learn More” on the P-EBT Food Assistance for Children slide for additional information and frequently asked questions.