Free Meals for ALL children!
The USDA has extended the waiver that allows school lunch programs to offer a free breakfast and a free lunch to all children regardless of income eligibility. This is available to both in-person learners as well as remote learners. Everyone is eligible!
Remote Learner Grab & Go Meals available for pickup
For all the children that are not in school during the day, we offer pickup for the meals. The pickup location is the loading dock behind the high school and it is available any day school is in session from 10:00am – 12:00pm.
To make things easier for busy schedules, we can offer more than one day’s worth of meals at a time. Staying within Federal and State guidelines we are able to give out up to 5 days of meals at a time.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
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
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