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District will temporarily provide free meals to all enrolled students

Baldwinsville Central School District’s Food Service Department is making sure all students have access to free, healthy meals while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create challenges for many families.
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended flexibilities it granted to school meal programs to provide free breakfast and lunch for all children 18 and younger – whether learning in-person or remote – through Dec. 31 or until funding is exhausted. Enrolled students in the Baldwinsville Central School District can now receive breakfast and lunch at no cost.
 

Effective Monday, September 28, 2020, meals will be free for all B’ville students on the days they are receiving in-person instruction. Families can pick up meals for when their children are learning remotely.

Families will pick up meals for their enrolled students on the last day of in-school instruction. Pickup sites will be located at Baker High School and Ray Middle School from 4 until 5:30 p.m. on those days.
 
Meals are available for 100% remote learners on the last day of in-school instruction for each cohort.
 
All enrolled students are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch meal every school day, regardless of family income.
 

Updated FAQ Food Service

 
Q. Will meals be available for my student when our cohort is learning remotely?
A. Yes. Families will pick up meals for their enrolled students on the last day of in-school instruction. Pickup sites will be located at Baker HS and Ray MS from 4 until 5:30 PM on those days.
 
Q. My student is learning 100% remotely. Can we receive meals?
A. Yes. Meals will be distributed to those students on the last day of in-school instruction for each cohort at the distribution sites at Baker HS and Ray MS from 4 until 5:30 PM.
 
Q. March through June we received meals at no charge even though we were not qualified as Free or Reduced. Will our students’ meals be free again when school starts?
A. Yes. The SED approved USDA waivers that allows us to serve meals at no cost to all enrolled students through December 31, 2020.
 
Q. Are meals available for all of our kids even though they are not yet school age?
A. No. USDA only allows enrolled Baldwinsville CSD students to participate in the meal programs.
 
Q. Can we purchase meals for our student while he is learning remotely?
A. All students that need a meal can receive it for no cost!
 
Q. How many meals will be distributed for each student?
A. Each pickup site will supply 3 breakfast and 3 lunches for each enrolled student to cover their three remote learning days.
 
Q. Is it too late to fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Income Application?
A. No. Free and Reduced Applications may be filled out any time. Applications are available on the Bville.org website. You can contact the Food Service office at 315-638-6063 or bwright@bville.org with questions.