Food Service Highlights for School Year 2023-2024

Posted on: August 25, 2023

Breakfast is free for all MCSD students during SY 23-24 through the State’s Free Breakfast Initiative.

Lunch is free for Reduced-price eligible students during SY 23-24 through the State’s Free Lunch for Reduced Eligible Students Initiative.

Students who receive Medical Assistance can now be Direct Certified for Reduced-price meals.  Therefore, be sure to check the Benefit column next to your child’s name on the Notice of Direct Certification Letter.

Direct Certification letters were mailed on 8/23/23.  The Direct Certification letter is also posted in Family Access on the Home screen and  on the Food Service Tab by clicking on “Eligibility Letters”.

The following schools are Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools this year where all students receive free meals: East Derry Elementary, Lewistown Elementary, Strodes Mills Elementary and Lewistown Intermediate.

Parents of students who are not Direct Certified for free/reduced meals and do not attend a CEP school are responsible for paying for their student’s school lunches or for applying for free/reduced-price school meals.  The cost of a lunch in SY 23-24 is $2.85 for grades K – 5 and $3.00 for grades 6 – 12.  A Free/Reduced Meal application will be sent home with your student at the beginning of school.  The application packet is also posted on the MCSD website under the Lunch Menu link.

If you think there is any possibility your household may qualify for free or reduced price meals, please complete and submit an application.

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