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  • Chester Elementary School
    Breakfast: FREE of charge 2023-24
    Breakfast is served with fruit/fruit juice & choice of milk  

    • Monday: Bagel
    • Tuesday: Waffle or French Toast
    • Wednesday: Egg & Cheese sandwich
    • Thursday: Pastry
    • Friday: Bagel

    Lunch: FREE of charge 2023-24 ($2.70)
    All lunches include vegetables, fruit and choice of milk

    Chester Academy
    BREAKFAST: FREE of charge 2023-24 ($1.70)  
    Hot & Cold Breakfast Everyday

    • Monday: Bacon, egg & cheese on an english muffin. Cereal, bagel or yogurt
    • Tuesday: Breakfast burritto. Cereal, bagel or yogurt
    • Wednesday: Sausage, egg & cheese on an english muffin. Cereal, bagel or yogurt
    • Thursday: French toast sticks. Cereal, bagel or yogurt
    • Friday: Bacon, egg & cheese on an english muffin. Cereal, bagel or yogurt

    Lunch: FREE of charge 2023-24 ($2.70)  
    FULLY LOADED SALAD BAR EVERYDAY! All lunches served with assorted fruit and milk.
    Milk $.70
    Extra entree $2.00
    Adult lunch $5.00

    The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has agreed to reimburse FSA (Food Service Authorities) for all school lunches and breakfasts delivered to students through Community Eligibility Provision. Every student is qualified for free meals.

2023-2024 CUFSD School Meal Programs 

  • 2023-2024 School Meal Programs 
    This letter (10/27/23) was sent to all CUFSD families via School Messenger to begin November 1, 2023

    We are pleased to inform you that Chester Union Free School District will be implementing a meal certification option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.

    What does this mean for your child(ren) attending the Chester schools?
    Beginning November 1, 2023 all students enrolled at Chester Elementary and Chester Academy are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2023-24 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.

    Please note that this change is only for first “complete” meals. Additional breakfasts, lunches or ala cart items will still have to be paid for at the regular menu price.

    If you have any further questions, please contact us at (845) 469-9184 x3406

    Erin Brennan
    Business Official
    Chester Union Free School District

    DOWNLOAD Letter (English)

CUFSD Student Meal Program

  • Free/Reduced Lunch
    Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year and are available to all children whose families meet Federal guidelines. A new application must be submitted each year, but only one application is necessary for each household.  Download and complete the appropriate language instructions and applications and submit them to the school office.

    Letter to Parents for School Meal Programs_CUFSD-English
    2023-2024 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals_CUFSD-English

    Letter to Parents for School Meal Program_CUFSD-Spanish
    2023-24 Application For Free and Reduced School Meals_CUFSD-Spanish

    The National Hunger Hotline, 1-866-3-HUNGRY, operated by WhyHunger, is a toll-free phone number available to people in need of food assistance.  Families can call the National Hunger Hotline to find summer meal sites in their communities. Click this link,, enter the zip code and zoom out for area locations.

    Student Meal Account Payments
    We are encouraging parents to send funds in as a check or if sending in cash it needs to be placed in an envelope with the following information: Student’s Name, date, pin (Student ID number), deposit amount, cash or check on the outside. Even if your child only buys occasionally it will help expedite the serving line if we receive payment in this manner. All accounts are cash accounts so it is no longer necessary to send a specific amount for breakfast or lunch. You may send in any amount of money and it will be posted to their account for future use. If you are accustomed to sending in the exact amount for each purchase you no longer need to do that.

    Covid-19 Stimulus Update - Link for updated information
    Enhanced P-EBT Benefits may be distributed as part of the new relief plan – BUT ONLY if they know who is in need.
    School meal applications are important. They can help you get P-EBT benefits to purchase food for your family if your child qualifies for free or reduced price meals.
    To be considered for this and other benefits please print this form and return it to your child’s school.