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Household Benefit Income Eligibility Form

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For the 2023 – 2024 school year, all children in the White Plains City School District will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge regardless of household income or completion of the Household Benefit Income Eligibility form. However, families are encouraged to complete the Household Benefit Income Eligibility Form.  This form is used to determine eligibility for additional State and Federal program benefits that your child(ren) may qualify for such as college preparation programs, free instruments rental, AP test fee waiver, etc. Please click the link below to download the form, read the instructions on the back, complete only ONE form for your household, sign your name and return it to your school main office, or mail it to the Food & Nutrition Office at 550 North Street White plains, NY 10605 or email to . If you need help, please call 914 422-2054. Please note: Social Security number is not required.



Students in the White Plains City School District will begin the 2023-2024 school year, on the right track with FREE nutritious breakfast AND lunch meals in school. WPCSD is approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  CEP allows districts to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students without the encumbrance of collecting and processing school meal applications for free and reduced-price meals. In addition, Community Eligibility allows families to reallocate the money previously used for the lunch program back into supporting their household.

Grab & Go Breakfast

Breakfast meals will be “Grab & Go” to the classroom and are available as students enter school or on the cafeteria serving line. School breakfast creates pathways for student success, prepares students to be engaged learners, fosters the learning environment, and improves academic success!

Online Menus and Nutrition Information App

Monthly menus, including nutritional information, will be available at to assist students and parents with meal planning.  Menus include a variety of hot and cold entrée selections featuring student favorites and special monthly promotions.  Fresh fruits and vegetables, available with every meal, will feature fresh, seasonal, and local produce. Healthy snack choices will be available daily as an a la carte purchase. Allergies? The Food & Nutrition Department will work with parents, medical providers, and a Registered Dietician to develop a modified menu for your student.

Student ID Cards and Online Payments

A computerized POS system is used to record breakfast and lunch meals and to make a la carte purchases. Parents can make online payments into their student’s account through All students will be required to use their new barcoded student ID card and their accounts to purchase second meals, snacks, and beverages in the cafeteria. We are encouraging a “cashless” cafeteria line to increase speed of service, but accept checks made out to WPCSD Food & Nutrition.

Although all meals are free, in order to track and count meals, each student grades K-5, will receive a “bus pass”, which should be placed on the backpack, and is required to access grab & go breakfast upon entering school.  A student ID card will be issued to the student, in class, to access lunch meals. 

For more information, visit the Food & Nutrition Office page on the WPCSD website at

Questions or comments? Please call the Food & Nutrition Office at 914-422-2054. (Se habla Español)
Dawn McGinn, Food & Nutrition Program Director
Milagros Vargas, Sr. Clerk & Office Manager

Job Opportunities

The food and nutrition department is always looking to add good people to our team.  We offer flexible schedules, pleasant working conditions, and good pay/benefits.  You can even work as a substitute.  Please call the food service office for more details (914) 422-2054 or visit our Human Resources page for current job openings.

Questions? Please Contact...

Dawn McGinn - Food Service Director 
Phone: 914-422-2054  Fax: 914-335-8112

Milagros Vargas - Office Manager
Phone: 914-422-2054 Fax: 914-335-8112