Free and Reduced Meals

Update 10/5/2021:

Although the federal government has extended the waiver to allow all students to continue receiving free breakfast and lunch during the 2021-22 school year, it is still important for families to complete the Free and Reduced Priced Meals Application.

Any carryover benefits from all 2020-21 approved applications will expire on Monday, October 18, 2021. If you have not already, please fill out a new application for the current school year.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The federal government has extended the waiver for Food Service to allow all students in the Brockport Central School District to continue receiving free breakfast and lunch during the 2021-22 school year.

The USDA requires all students opting for a free breakfast or lunch to take at least three meal components, with one including a fruit or vegetable. All food purchases that are not a part of the breakfast or lunch meal (a la carte items) are not covered and must be paid for. This includes milk only, snacks, doubles, water bottles and ice cream.

Below, you will find a new 2021-22 Free and Reduced Priced Meals Application and income guidelines for receiving this benefit. 

Question – Why should I complete an application for the 2021-22 school year if everyone qualifies for free meals?

  • It allows students to carryover the free and reduced meal benefit status into the start of the 2022-23 school year.
  • It allows students to request fee waivers for AP exams and/or college applications.
  • It may allow students/families to become eligible for P-EBT cards if they are offered in the future by the Federal Government.

All 2020-21 approved applications will expire on Monday, October 18, 2021. The USDA determines this date, and the Office of Food Service does not have any flexibility with dates. Unless your student is directly certified or submits a new 2021-22 application, your student’s status will change to full paid on this date. For this reason, the Office of Food Service strongly encourages families to submit new applications prior to start of the new school year.

Return your completed application by October 18, 2001, to avoid a lapse in your child’s qualification. Applications may be returned anytime during the school year as needed.

  • Mail: Brockport Central School District, Office of Food Service, 40 Allen St. Brockport, NY 14420
  •  Fax: (585) 637-1849
  •  Email:


Stacey Snyder
Director of Food Service

Ways to Qualify for Free or Reduced Priced Meals
Direct Certification Matching Process

The Brockport Central District Food Service Department  participates in the Direct Certification Matching Process (DCMP). A joint effort has been made between the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Child Nutrition Office to provide access to confidential electronic data to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). Direct Certification data includes: the case name (parent/guardian), student’s name (first, middle initial, last), date of birth, age, address (street, city, state, zip code) and name of Assistance Program/Case type (SNAP/TANF/Medicaid). All DCMP users must certify that this information will remain confidential in compliance with the disclosure statement provided. LEA data systems must be able to match students by indicating the corresponding Assistance Program (i.e.SNAP, TANF, Medicaid).

LEAs are required to conduct the online DCMP with SNAP at least three times per school year. DCMP data files will be available for LEAs to access in July, October, January and April. The DCMP available in July must be completed by August 31. The second DCMP available in October must be completed by November 30. The third DCMP available in January must be completed by February 28. It is recommended to access the additional data provided in April, which is beneficial for LEAs planning to participate in the Community Eligibility Option (CEO).

A letter from this office will be mailed in late August confirming your free meal status once this process has taken place.

Free and Reduced Price Application

If either of these options are not applicable, a Free and Reduced Price Application MUST be completed for your child/children to receive free or reduced meals. Applications will be mailed to all households with children in the district in August. They can be mailed to our office or dropped off to the Oliver Middle School Food Service mailbox located in the main office. Forms are also located on the bottom of this page . You will be notified by mail of the status of your child(ren)'s eligibility. Please feel free to contact our office at 637-1846 if you have any questions or concerns.


Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us. The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number are not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Food Stamp, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals, and for administration or enforcement of the lunch & breakfast programs. we MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3)        email:


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