The C-PP Area School District participates in several federally sponsored food programs which help provide nutritious and economical meals for students:
- National School Breakfast Program
- National School Lunch Program
- After School Snack Program
- Summer Food Service Program
If your student has a diagnosed medical condition with a dietary need please have your child's physician complete the document below:
Physician's Medical Statement
Free and Reduced Lunch Information
2017-2018 Free and Reduced Meals Form (Parent Letter and Form) - updated 7/07/17
Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible for free or reduced priced meals. Parents may apply for benefits at any time during the school year using one of the following methods:
- Submit a completed meal application form. These forms are sent to all enrolled students in August. They also are available through the above link (please print, fill out, sign and mail in): and at the Food Services office in the District Administration Building. OR
- Provide the Direct Certification letter sent by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
- All meal applications are processed at 165 Charles St., Painted Post, NY 14870.
Parents may print off and complete the application, then it must be mailed or brought to our office (165 Charles St. Painted Post, NY 14870) with an original signature--no faxing.
Parents will receive notification of eligibility after forms have been submitted and reviewed.
In order to comply with state and federal auditing regulations the following policies have been implemented in the district: any charges are the responsibility of the parent and must be repaid. A student who abuses this policy may be denied a meal. If school authorities suspect that a student may be abusing this policy, written notice will be provided by the Building Principal or his/her designee to the parent informing the parent that if the child continues to abuse the policy, the child will lose the privilege of charging meals. Notification of the account balance to the household will be made via phone calls and/or written communication. Please make sure your children's school office has the correct mailing address and phone number on file.
Pre-Paid Food Accounts
The District encourages parents to pre-pay for student meals whenever possible. This prevents children from losing money and speeds up the serving lines during mealtime. Monthly pre-payment amounts are noted at the bottom or on the back of each menu. Checks made out to School Lunch Fund can be sent either to your child's school or to the Food Service Office at the District Administration Building, 165 Charles St, Painted Post, NY, 14870.
Director of School Food Services
(607) 936-3704 ext. 2720
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.