How do I know if I qualify for free or reduced lunch?

Families who qualify for free or reduced cost lunch must meet the federal income criteria. Please see the chart here to see if your family qualifies. If your family fits the criteria, then please fill out an application by clicking here, instructions here . You will not be required to fill out the application if your family income exceeds the federal limits.


Families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) automatically qualify for free lunch. Please make sure to provide your case number and skip to question 4 on the application.


My family does not qualify for free lunch. Now what?

If you would like to participate in our hot lunch program and do not qualify for free lunch, your child may participate for the following annual fees:


FULL: $700 annually per child 

PIZZA DAY ONLY: $135 annually per child 

Please sign your child up here. You can pay your total amount or opt to have the cost split in two payments here. Will will send you payment options once you have registered. 

If you chose to remove your child from the program at any time for any reason, we will refund your balance. We will not refund meals for school closures, or absences.


What is the Cheder Chabad hot lunch program?

We are a federally Subsidized Hot Lunch Program offering healthy, well-balanced menu includes whole grains and a variety of fruits and vegetables. We encourage your children to build a healthy plate – to fill half their plate with fruits and vegetables, select whole grains, and choose fat free or low-fat milk. We hope that you will also encourage your child to make these healthy eating choices. All food will be Cholov Yisroel/Pas Yisroel and delivered daily by our food provider. 

How often will hot lunch be served? 

Lunch will be served Mondays through Friday for all departments. 


Can I sign up for pizza day only? 

Yes, we will offer a pizza only option on Fridays. The pizza-only option includes:

·      Gan-5th Grade: 1 slice of pizza, fruit, vegetable, and milk 

·      6th-8th Grade: 1 and ½ slice pizza, fruit, vegetable, and milk 

At this time, we do not have the option to order more slices.

How do I register for the hot lunch program?

If you are interested in hot lunch for your child, you must fill out the following forms:

·      The hot lunch sign up form

·      If you are eligible for free or reduced meals, then you must fill out the form for free or reduced eligibility which is available here

Will there be free breakfast and snack? 

This year we will continue to be able to offer free afternoon snack to all students no matter their income level, but breakfast will only be available in Gan. 

Are you able to make accommodations for allergies and or food intolerances?
Unfortunately, the program we use does not have an allergen friendly kitchen and we cannot provide allergy friendly options. If you child has a  medically diagnosed allergy it is very important to fill out an allergy action plan form here and notify your child’s teacher. 

What is the school wellness policy?

Please click here to view our school wellness policy.