School meals are an important educational support for children. More than 1.6 million New York State students qualify to eat at school for free or at a reduced price. Ensuring all children eat a healthy breakfast and lunch each day can dramatically alleviate hunger and support students' health and academic achievement.
Use the links below to learn more about the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, meal programs beyond the K-12 school day, and the Community Eligibility Provision.
Hunger Solutions New York provides schools and community-based organizations with tools and resources to help nourish children, including reports, county- and district-level statistics, outreach materials, and individualized assistance. We also advocate for policy change at the local, state and federal levels. Please contact Jessica Pino-Goodspeed, Child Nutrition Programs Specialist, for more information.