Free & Reduced Meal Program
Greece CSD participates in the National School Lunch Program providing nutritious meals for students. Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals.
Reduced price meals cost each eligible student $.25 for breakfast and $.25 for lunch. Each eligible student is entitled to one breakfast and one lunch per day. Beginning July 1, 2019, students in NY State that are approved for reduced price meals will receive breakfast & lunch meals & snack served through the Afterschool snack program at no charge. Families can apply for free/reduced meal benefits at any time during the school year.
Only one application per household. Families will be notified, by letter, within 10 business days if qualify for the program. Application packages were mailed to all families on August 10, 2020. Families are encouraged to submit the completed application BEFORE the start of school each year.
All 2019-2020 approved applications/eligibility will expire on Friday, October 23, 2020 or until a new 2020-21 approved application is processed and a new eligibility is made, whichever comes first.
You may apply for benefits any time during the school year. If you are not eligible now, but during the school year become unemployed, have a decrease in household income, or an increase in family size you may complete an application at that time. Reapplication is required to have supporting documentation of the change of income or unemployment.
Ways to return an application:
Mail: GCSD, Office of Food Service
PO Box 300, N. Greece, NY 14515
Attn: Christine Viegas (F&R Meals Coordinator)
Drop off: Come in person to drop off the application at Odyssey Academy, 750 Maiden Lane, Rochester, NY 14615.Go through door#5 (back of the building) and give the application to the security guard.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.