The federal waivers in response to the pandemic which allowed free school meals to be provided to all students are ending for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Students from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals; to determine if your are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school for the 2022-23 school year, an application must be completed and submitted. Free and reduced-price meal applications can be downloaded here, obtained at each GCSD school or by contacting the Food Service Department at 518-456-6200, ext. 0110. Please be certain to thoroughly complete the application; the district cannot approve an incomplete application.
Questions regarding free/reduced meal applications can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By applying for meal benefits, you may be eligible for the following:
- P-EBT funding
- Reduced or waived fees for SATs exams, AP exams
- Reduced or waived fees for college applications and college course tuition
Your application affects many areas:
- School funding
- Access to grants
- Resources for classrooms, teachers, and children
- Internet and technology