The Yonkers Public Schools provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches every school day. One of the most important ways the Board of Education helps to ensure that our children achieve more in their classes is by providing them with nutritious foods necessary for the proper development of their minds and bodies.
Some students pay full or reduced prices and others receive free school meals. In order to be eligible for free or reduced price meals, a completed lunch application must be submitted for the current year. The applications are available for download to the left.
The Yonkers Public Schools participates in the United States Department of Agriculture National School Lunch Program for qualifying students. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. Image courtesy of the Truman Library.
Center for Nutrition Policy
Did You Know?
In the average school year, our students are served -- and they eat -- 4,230,000 meals in the District's cafeterias.