Following is important information for K-12 families from our District Food Service Office:
Food Service Pickup/Deliveries Drawing to a Close
The final date for weekly home meal delivery is Tuesday, June 23 and the final date for meal pick up is Thursday, June 25. Information on the Food Service webpage.
Summer Meal Programs
Families in need of food assistance can find information regarding local summer meal programs by visiting www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks, texting “FOOD” to 877877 or calling 1-866-348-6479. Information for New York State will be posted later in June.
Apply for Food Assistance
We know that the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic is causing financial stress for many of our families. Here are a few things that families can do to access support:
- Find out if your family is eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) at https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap. SNAP provides monthly benefits to help you buy food. Everything you need to do to apply for and receive SNAP benefits can be done by phone or online—no need to visit a local social service office. And, you can use SNAP benefits at local grocery stores or shop online. Additional benefits are available for SNAP recipients who register in June; for information, go to the New York State SNAP COVID-19 Information webpage.
- In addition, applications for free and reduced-price school meals may be submitted year-round by those who believe that their children may be eligible. Information regarding District Food Service, as well as free and reduced-price meal applications, can be found on the Food Service webpage.
My Payments Plus Account Balances
Funds remaining in students’ My Payments Plus meal accounts will automatically roll over to the 2020-21 school year.
Students who are graduating or leaving the district are entitled to a refund of the balance remaining in their meal account. To access a refund, please email Principal Account Clerk Danielle Durso to request whether you wish to apply this balance to another SOCSD student’s meal account (please provide the name, grade and PIN of the student to whose account the balance is to be transferred) or if you would like a refund by check.
Parents of graduating students or those leaving the district who have signed up for AutoPay (automatic renewal) through MyPaymentsPlus, must visit www.MyPaymentsPlus.com to cancel the auto payment and prevent future renewals. Log into your account, click on “Manage Accounts”, and choose “Manage AutoPay.”
Questions regarding Food Service?
Please email or call Danielle Durso ([email protected] | 845-680-1009).