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*For information about the end of Emergency SNAP benefits and other resources, please contact the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance here.*
Free meals for all students – CEP
We are pleased to inform you that HFM BOCES will be implementing a meal certification option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2022-2023 school year.
All students enrolled at Adirondack Academy and P-Tech are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2022-2023 school year. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee. By completing the Household Income Eligibility Form, your family could be helping the school receive additional state and federal funding. The complete HHIE form can be returned to Luis.email@example.com or return them to the schools to the attention of Luis Fernandez. Forms can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Susan Frank, Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12205.
Breakfast is available to all students in every building.
In order to meet USDA requirements, school breakfasts must contain no more than 30% of calories from fat, and less then 10% from saturated fat. In addition, breakfast must provide one fourth of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calories.
Research shows that children who eat breakfast:
- are less likely to be overweight
- show improvement on math, reading and standardized test scores
- establish healthier habits for later in life
- have fewer absences and incidences of tardiness
- are more likely to behave better in school
- consume more calcium, fiber, foliate and protein
We strive to improve students’ access to a healthy breakfast every day. Studies show that children who eat breakfast have better memory recall, improved attentiveness and cognition, and perform better academically than their peers who don’t eat breakfast.
Remember, breakfast is free for all students.
If you have any further questions, please contact Susan Frank at (518) 464-5133 or at email@example.com.
Link to the HFM School Wellness Policy
Link to the HFM Meal Charging Policy and Anti Meal Shaming
Please report any allergies to Luis Fernandez, School Lunch Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 257 9483
Summer Meal Availability
The Summer Food Service Program serves free, healthy meals for kids and teens at favorite summertime places. Anyone ages 18 and under can drop by when breakfast, lunch or snacks are served.
To find summer meals near you:
- Call: 211 or 1-866-3-HUNGRY
- Text: “food” to 877-877
- Visit: Hunger Solutions New York
Affordable Connectivity Program
As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the President and Congress created the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households up to $30/month (or $75/month for households living on Tribal lands) toward their internet bills, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.
All households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, within the last 12 months, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for ACP benefits. Households are also independently eligible if:
- their income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($55,500 for a family of four); or
- a member of the household participates in certain other Federal benefit programs—including, among others, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and Federal Public Housing Assistance.
Families can check their eligibility, sign up, and find fully covered plans at GetInternet.gov or by calling 877-384-2575.
Non Discrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf(link is external), from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
email@example.com(link is external)
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.