Free School Meals End This Summer

We want to update families regarding the free school meals that Brasher Falls Central School has been able to serve to your children since the beginning of COVID in March 2020. When COVID started, the federal government created a national policy that allowed schools in the entire country to provide free meals to all students. Unfortunately,  this national policy has ended and we want to give all families time to prepare for this change. 

What this means for Brasher Falls Central School District families is that in the upcoming school year we will return to the traditional system, where students receive free, reduced-price, or full-price meals based upon income status. In order to ensure we can provide free or reduced-price meals to as many families as possible, we will need families to complete the household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals for the upcoming school year. 

We strongly encourage ALL families to submit this form as it is very important to the district’s records, and allows us to also apply for other useful grants that benefit all students.  You can access the form by visiting the link above or by visiting the Food Services website.

In addition, please consider applying for SNAP, the federal nutrition program that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries. The application for SNAP and additional information can be found at SNAP COVID-19 Information | SNAP | OTDA (ny.gov)

The Food Services Department at SLC thanks you for your patience during this change and we understand the burden that this may place on many families. As always, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide nourishing and healthy meals to all SLC students.  Please reach out to Melany Cline, our Food Services Coordinator, at mcline@bfcsd.org with any questions or concerns.