FAQ - NYCDOE SchoolFood: After School, Saturday, and Summer Meals

Frequently asked questions about after school, Saturday, and summer meals from NYCDOE SchoolFood:

After School Food from NYCDOE SchoolFood (Snacks, Supper)

The After School Food program is sponsored by the Department of Health and administered by NYCDOE SchoolFood.

Saturday meals from NYCDOE SchoolFood

The Saturday Meals Food program is sponsored by the Department of Health and administered by NYCDOE SchoolFood.

Summer Meals

The Summer Meals Program provides free meals throughout the summer (from June 28 – August 27, 2010) to all New York City children under the age of 19. Charter schools can provide meals at their buildings. Breakfast is served from 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM, and lunch is served from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM.


After School Food from NYCDOE SchoolFood

What food is included?

After school snacks are juice or milk and a granola bar, cookie or friuit. Supper is a five-part meal. Supper is cold if served to fewer than 125 students and can be hot if served to more than 125 students.

How much does it cost?

After school snacks cost $0.15 for reduced price students and $0.75 for full fare students. Supper costs $2.25 for full fare students and $0.75 for reduced price students. In schools where 50% or more of the total population is eligible for free and/or reduced meals, all students automatically receive a free snack or supper.

If a school uses NYCDOE SchoolFood for After School meals, it is not allowed to bill families for any uncovered costs. If a school uses another vendor, it can.

How does a charter school apply?

Each year, fill out an application to request after school meals for children enrolled in school-sponsored programs. Snacks and/or supper may be obtained for students up to the age of 18.

How are schools reimbursed?

Reimbursement eligibility for a given year is based on the free and reduced population at a school as of the prior March. New schools must pay the full cost of an After School program their first year. To be reimbursed, a school must take both components of the snack and all five components of the supper.

Note: If a school does not use SchoolFood for breakfast and lunch services, it cannot use SchoolFood for After School programs.


Saturday meals from NYCDOE SchoolFood

What food is included?

Morning snack and lunch. Morning snack includes juice or milk and a bread (granola bar, etc.) or fruit. Lunch is cold if served to fewer than 125 students and hot if served to more than 125 students.

How much does it cost?

It is rare for a school to be charged for Saturday meals. When you arrange for Saturday meals, SchoolFood will advise if you will be charged.

How does a charter school apply?

Each year, fill out an online application (type=Saturday).

Note: If a school does not use SchoolFood for breakfast and lunch services, it cannot use SchoolFood for Saturday programs.


Summer Meals

How much does it cost?  

Breakfast and lunch for summer school are free if the school is part of the NYCDOE SchoolFood program. Snacks cost $1.75 per snack plus a delivery charge based on the number of snacks delivered. The total cost for the full snacks program must be paid in advance.

How does a charter school apply?

Schools must submit requests for summer meals to SchoolFood by May at the latest (late winter is preferred).

What reporting is required?

Schools do not have to do any reporting for summer meals. Since these meals are free, the SchoolFood staff providing the meals conducts the headcount.

How can I find out more?

Call the SchoolFood Summer Meals department at 518.707.4380.

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FAQ
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Food, Health & Safety