Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students

  • In July 2018, the District received notification from the NYSED Child Nutrition Program that the District was approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which enables school districts to serve all children breakfast and lunch at no charge. The CEP is a three year program and must be renewed every three years. YPS renewal year is 2022. We are enlisting support of all YPS families and schools to make our renewal a success for all stakeholders. This approval coordinates excellently with the new mandatory New York State Breakfast After the Bell legislation.

    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.

    The daily availability to a healthy wholesome breakfast and lunch for every student has a significant positive impact on children’s academic, social/emotional and physical development.

    • Breakfast is available every morning in the cafeteria prior to the beginning of the school day.
    • Lunch is served every day in the school cafeteria.

    All food choices are fully compliant with USDA and NYS regulations for nutrient standards. Yonkers CEP/Breakfast After the Bell – Grab And Go Breakfast Service is available to children who arrive at school after the school day has begun. Time spent by students consuming breakfast may be considered instructional time when students eat in their classrooms and are provided instruction. School lunch menus are available at every school, from the Food Services Department, on WDMC-TV - Optimum 75, Verizon Fios 38, Student Enrollment and yonkerspublicschools.org.