Free Meals for All Students

(September 15, 2020)

The Food Service Department at Chatham CSD is now offering ALL students meals at NO COST! Thanks to a USDA program to assist families during the COVID-19 crisis, the USDA is covering the cost of all meals served by our school cafeteria program. This means all students Pre-k to Grade 12 participating in remote, hybrid or in-person learning are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. No registration is required!

Need food during remote learning?

Curbside pick up is available Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. from September 14 through October 2, 2020 at the high school!

Why should you pick up food from the cafeteria? Here are some reasons:

  • It is available to your children at no cost to you!!
  • It will extend your food budget at home
  • You’re helping our food service department turn over food inventory and helping our program stay financially afloat
  • There is enough for everyone and you will not be taking food away from anyone!

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Starting October 5, all students participating in remote-only learning and 7th-12th grade hybrid students (on remote days) must sign up in advance for curbside pick up. Pick up will be at MED. Remember, these meals are no cost! Why not take advantage of this opportunity?

Should I still apply for Free & Reduced-Price Meals?

Yes! Parents who are eligible should still fill out a free/reduced application NOW! The USDA is only offering free meals for all students for a limited time. When the USDA ends this program, students whose families have applied for free & reduced-price meals will continue to receive meals at no charge. If a student does not have a current approved application on file, that student must be charged full price for meals. Applications can be found on our website’s Food Service page, or you can email Barb Murray, Food Service Supervisor, for a copy.

Questions? Call or email Barb Murray, Food Service Supervisor at 518-392-1536 or

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