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Free Meals for 2023-24 School Year

Byron-Bergen Central School District is excited to announce that all student meals for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year will be provided at no cost to our families. Last month, the United States Department of Agriculture updated their eligibility guidelines and the District has qualified for funding through a federal program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). 

“I want to thank the members of our community who took the time to fill out the Income Eligibility Form,” said Byron-Bergen Superintendent Pat McGee. “We were able to leverage the collected data to secure free meals for every student in the district.”

Families who have not yet submitted a Income Eligibility Form are encouraged to visit to download a printable application.


Q: How long will school meals be free?
A: School meals will be provided at no cost for the duration of the CEP funding.

Q: Does this include snacks?
A: Extra snacks are not included but can be purchased from the a la carte menu using MySchoolBucks debit accounts. For more information on MySchoolBucks please visit the Food Services website at

Q: Will we be reimbursed for meals already purchased during this school year?
A: No. The District just obtained eligibility effective November 1 and the funding will not be retroactive to the beginning of the school year.   
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