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Free breakfast and lunch meals for all students
We are pleased to announce that all students enrolled at the Holland Patent Central School District will be able to receive FREE breakfast and lunch meals at all schools beginning on November 1, 2023.
This has been made possible by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) expanding access to the Federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). CEP allows eligible schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to offer school meals at no charge to all students.
Effective November 1, 2023 through June 30, 2027, all students enrolled at the Holland Patent Central School District will receive meals at no cost. There is no application required for students to participate; no further action is required.
Please read the document below for additional details.
Welcome to School Lunch!
Holland Patent Central school district believes that a well-nourished child is a child ready to learn. Because of this belief, Holland Patent School participates in the National School Lunch Program. Lunch is served in all our buildings. Breakfast is served in elementary schools. The State Education Department allows Holland Patent to run a lunch program. The lunch program is to be self-sufficient with no direct dollars coming from the general fund. The lunch is expected to be paid for at the time of purchase. The district does allow a child to borrow if they forget their money, but this should be paid back as soon as possible.
Under the federal guidelines, a lunch consists of five components – meat or meat alternate, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable, bread and milk. A student must take at least 3 components to make a lunch under offer vs serve and one MUST be a fruit or vegetable. Offer vs. serve also applies to breakfast, where four components are offered; a fruit or fruit juice, one grain, one meat/meat alternate and milk). A student must take at least three components to qualify for a breakfast and one MUST be a fruit or vegetable.
We also sell snack items in the schools. Ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, and chips are a few of our snack items. This is an extra we have for the students. Snack items are not allowed to be charged on the accounts. If a student wishes to purchase a snack, there needs to be money on the account or money in their hand.
EAT BREAKFAST AT SCHOOLMornings can be really crazy. The alarm doesn’t go off…. the kids don’t want to get up… there’s no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes… or they are just not ready to eat. Maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you!Breakfast is served at all Holland Patent Schools! School Breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast provides vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!
This is just a brief description of our program. Please feel free to call at any time with your questions.
Food Service Director