All Gloversville students to get free meals beginning this year
Thanks to federal funding, all students in the Gloversville Enlarged School District will receive free breakfast and lunch beginning this year.
U.S. Department of Agriculture funding – made available through New York State – will make free meals available to all students in grades pre-k through 12 regardless of family income. No paperwork will be required from families for meals.
The free meals are made possible by the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, which eliminates the requirement of collecting household applications for free and reduced-price meals in high-needs districts.
“Our cafeterias will continue to offer the same nutritious food we have in the past, but at no charge to our families,” Superintendent of Schools Michael B. Vanyo said. “Proper nutrition plays an important role in learning and behavior in students. We encourage everyone to eat healthy meals, so they can be ready to do their best in the classroom.”
While families will not have to fill out paperwork to receive the free meals, parents will still be asked to fill out income documentation forms for other programs for which the district receives important state and federal aid.