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Hello Sachem Families.

We are happy to announce that many of our schools have been able to qualify for free meals due to the Community Eligibility Provision.

Community Eligibility Provision
(CEP) is a federal provision that allows individual schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students. In the past, our schools have not met the thresholds to participate in this program. This school year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) expanded access to the CEP by lowering certain qualifying thresholds. This federal change, combined with funding support from the State, will open a window of opportunity for many students across New York State to receive meals at no cost.
As a result of this change, students enrolled in the following buildings will be able to receive one FREE breakfast and lunch each school day beginning on January 1, 2024:

High School North and High School East
Sagamore MS, Samoset MS, Seneca MS
Cayuga, Chippewa, Hiawatha, Lynwood, Merrimac, Nokomis, Waverly and Wenonah

Our District does not determine which buildings meet the new threshold and which do not. Offering free meals to all students in a particular building is the result of a calculation and data elements that are determined by the NYS Education Department and outside the District’s control. Unfortunately, not all of the District’s buildings qualify. However, we will continue to revisit eligibility each year to determine if additional buildings meet the eligibility requirements.
All families that do not have an application on file are encouraged to complete the Household Benefit Income Form.  This form will be used to collect information that is vital to continue the district's eligibility under the CEP moving forward.  This form can be completed online by clicking on the blue “Household Benefit Income Form” button found on this page.


We invite you to use our online payment system,


Read the Carb Information

Read the Allergen Information
Read the Summer Food Service Program Letter

Read the Letter Concerning Inclement Weather

Read the Letter to Parents about School Meal Programs

Free and Reduced Meal Application


Contact Information:

Lisa Zdenek, RD, SNS 
Food Service Director
(631) 471-1353


Sachem Central School District
51 School Street
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

2023-24 Free/Reduced Meal Information