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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, National School Breakfast Program, and Afterschool Snack Program to provide meals for all students during the 2023-2024 academic year.

In addition, the State government will be providing assistance to cover the cost of reduced-price meals to those households that qualify for those meals for the 2023-2024 academic year.  All paid participants will be charged the full price for meals.

Breakfast will be served in the classroom to all elementary students beginning during homeroom at 8:42 and ending at the end of period 1 at 9:37. Breakfast is served before school at Memorial High School before school Starting at 7:00 and ending at 7:30 A Second chance breakfast is available in the cafeteria From 7:52 -10:45. Breakfast is served before school at The West New York Middle School starting before School at 7:30 and ending at 8:05. A  Second Chance Breakfast is available from 8:21-10:28.
Elementary School Breakfast Serving Schedule
Bell rings at: 8:40- Students enter the building.
8:42 – 8:55 Homeroom - Breakfast Begins in Classroom
8:57 – 9:37 Period 1 - Breakfast ends in Classroom
Memorial High School Breakfast Serving Schedule
7:00 -7:30 - Breakfast available in Cafeteria
7:41-7:49 HR
7:52-8:33 1- Breakfast available in Cafeteria
8:36-9:17 2 - Breakfast available in Cafeteria
9:20- 10:01 3 -Breakfast available in Cafeteria
10:04 -10:45 4 - Breakfast available in Cafeteria
West New York Middle School Breakfast Serving Schedule
7:30 Breakfast
8:05 Teachers Report
8:11 - 8:19 Homeroom Period
8:21 - 9:02 First Period - Breakfast available in Cafeteria
9:04 - 9:45 Second Period - Breakfast available in Cafeteria
9:47 - 10:28 Third Period - Breakfast available in Cafeteria

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 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.


To receive P-EBT benefits for summer 2023, children must be:


  • Eligible for free or reduced-price school meals under National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School

Breakfast Program (SBP) as a student in grades K-12: or,


  • Determined newly eligible for free or reduced-price school meals during the covered summer period (not including incoming Kindergarten students in the 2023-2024 school year); or,


  • Attending a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision.

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