Free & Reduced Price Meals

Qualifying for free and reduced price meals

Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals. For the 2021-2022 school year, students approved for reduced price meals will not be charged for breakfast and lunch meals. Foster children are eligible for meal benefits and should submit an application as soon as possible. Families are encouraged to apply to the program if there is a possibility they would qualify.

  • All children in the qualifying household receive the benefit of the free or reduced meals.
  • All information will be kept confidential.
  • Other parents, students or unauthorized school personnel will not be aware that a family is participating in the free or reduced meal program.

NOTE: Students who participated in the free or reduced program in a previous year must apply again each new school year.


Only complete meals qualify for free or reduced prices

  1. To receive the free or reduced price for a meal, children must take all items listed on the menu for that meal, including fruits and/or vegetables.
  2. If the student does not take the complete meal, or chooses ala carte items, the parent/guardian must pay the full price for the individual foods chosen even if some of them are part of the free or reduced price meal.

Parents/guardians are also responsible for any food purchased until the application for free or reduced price meals has been approved.


To apply for free or reduced price meals:

  • Use the Titan Family Portal or the Titan Family Connect App to complete the application online. This is the fastest way to be approved for free and reduced price meals.
  • Complete the Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals found on the Forms page of the website. Please refer to the guidelines when completing the application.
    • Incomplete applications cannot be approved, so be sure to fill out all required information and sign the application before submitting it.
    • Applications can be given to the cafeteria manager, nurse, or school office.
    • Applications can be faxed to 845-460-6061
    • or mailed to:
Monroe-Woodbury Food Services
Education Center
278 Route 32
Central Valley,  NY  10917

An email will be sent notifying the family whether the application is approved or denied.

More information

Households that now receive SNAP, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) for any children, or participate in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), applications must include the children’s names, the household food stamp, TANF or FDPIR case number and the signature of an adult household member. All children should be listed on the same application. List a food stamp, TANF or FDPIR case number for all the children included in the application. If those case numbers are not available,  the application must include the names of everyone in the household, the amount of income for each household member, how often it is received and where it comes from. It must include the signature of an adult household member and the last four digits of that adult’s social security number. There is a box to check if the adult does not have a social security number. An application that is not complete cannot be approved. Contact the local Department of Social Services for information on food stamp or TANF case numbers or to complete the income portion of the application.

NOTE: The benefits that are approved at the time of application are effective for the entire school year. There is no need to report changes for an increase in income or decrease in household size, or if SNAP is no longer received.