Food Services

  • APPLE Recognizing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the Mount Vernon City School District is proud to offer free breakfast to all students; every age, every school, everyday.

    Elementary students will receive an individually packaged meal, which meets the USDA’s Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act Requirements (including the SY 2014-15 updated requirements). Secondary students will also receive the USDA approved meal for no charge and can choose between a hot meal from the cafeteria line or a “Grab ‘n’ Go” meal from one of the Mount Vernon “Café on the Go” kiosks.

    Parker, Graham, Grimes and Williams Schools are again participating in the Community Eligibility Program and will serve all students, all reimbursable meals at no charge. In these four schools, lunch is also FREE.

    MEAL PRICING (Effective January 4, 2016)

    Effective January 4, 2016 the price of lunch for elementary students will be $1.90.  The price for secondary students will be $2.25.

    National School Lunch Program (NSLP) regulations require that all of the reimbursement a school district receives for serving lunches to students who qualify for free and reduced price meals be used to cover the cost of those meals. The price paid by students who are able to pay for their lunches must cover the total cost of those meals. The amount of the increase is based on a formula provided by USDA, (he federal agency that provides the reimbursement money.

    Applications to apply for free and reduced price meals are available at every school and will be processed promptly once they are filled out and returned.

    Breakfast continues to be free for all students in all grades, at all schools in the district when a reimbursable meal is selected (3 components, including a serving of fruit).

    School meals are a healthy option, a great value and a huge convenience for busy families! We are committed to providing wholesome, high quality menus, prepared fresh daily from locally sourced ingredients whenever available and in season. Sodexo offers a variety of meal choices and Smart Snack options that meet NSLP (National School Lunch Program), HHFKA (Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act) and state nutrition guidelines. Sodexo will collaborate with parents, students and school nurses to accommodate the dietary requirements of students with food allergies and other special diets. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

    For questions about the district's meal program, please contact Amanda Plummer, General Manager at (914) 665-5285 or via email at