Welcome to Food Services
At Holland Central School District we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!
The Food Service Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, food and beverages sold or served in schools must meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
Holland's food service program is designed to provide meals that are nutritious, tasty, and appealing to students and staff in a safe, sanitary and cost-effective manner.
*Meal service during the 2020-2021 school year will look different than it has in the past in order to comply with Public Health, CDC, and USDA guidance; our goal is to provide a safe and nutritious breakfast and lunch to students who wish to eat with us. How meals are packaged, how or where meals are served, and the number of entree' choices many vary as we strive to comply with recommendations and mandates to keep students staff safe.*
Available methods to obtain FREE breakfast AND lunch (for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year) are:
- In-person meals
- Meal distribution for remote learning days
Pandemic EBT Information
Pandemic Electronic Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary food benefits program available to families with children who would have received free or reduce-priced meals (determined by meal application or direct certification) if schools were open. During the 2019-2020 school year and the following summer, eligible families received up to $425 per child to help feed their children while many schools and summer meal programs were closed.
Update: As of November 20, 2020, NYS has completed issuing all P-EBT benefits for the 2019-2020 school year. If you did not receive a benefit and believe your child(ren) are eligible, please call the NYS P-EBT hotline at 1-833-452-0096.
P-EBT Benefits for the 2020-2021 school year
P-EBT benefits have been extended for the 2020-2021 school year. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduce-priced meals for the 2020-2021 school year or be approved for Medicaid or SNAP benefits. Families who received benefits last summer are not automatically eligible. Eliligibilty is based on the current school year. To ensure you qualify for these benefits, please submit your annual household eligibility application as soon as possible.
More informtaion about eligibility and benefit levels will be available soon. Visit the NYS P-EBT webpage for updates and more information.
If you would like to contact NYS with specific questions about the P-EBT please use their contact form.