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 – 1 meat or meat alternate, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable, bread and milk. A student needs to only take 3 components to make a lunch under offer vs serve. Offer vs. serve also applies to breakfast. Four components are offered, (meat or meat alternate, a fruit or fruit juice, one grain and milk) but a student need only take three to qualify for a breakfast.
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.
This is just a brief description of our program. Please feel free to call at any time with your questions.
Food Service Director
Free Meals for ALL students!
The USDA has extended the waiver, through the 2021-22 school year, that allows school lunch programs to offer a free breakfast and a free lunch to all children regardless of income eligibility.
Meals are free for all during the current school year due to a waiver provided by the USDA related to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, you are still strongly encouraged to submit a free and reduced application because while eligibility may not matter for a meal this year, eligibility does matter in other instances such as P-EBT benefits and college entrance exam fee waivers