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Your Application is important to us. Please treat is as an important document. Without it we cannot provide free or reduced meals to your child(ren). The sooner we receive your application the sooner we can send confirmation that your children will be set for the year with free or reduced breakfast and lunch if you qualify. Please return your application as soon as possible to the school cafeteria or mail directly to the district office :
Amherst School Lunch Office
55 Kings Highway
Amherst, NY 14226
You will be notified by mail if your children qualify for the free or reduced meal program within a few days of us receiving the application. Please do not delay this is a great benefit to your children.
Once again, one (1) breakfast and one (1) lunch will be provided to all school children free of charge for the 2021-2022 school year. We do ask that a meal application still be filled out and returned to the Food Service Department to keep our records up to date.
Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any Amherst Central School office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.
Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.