All Teaneck children may eat lunch in school. In addition, breakfast and lunch is available at all schools. Maschio’s Food Service has been retained by the Board of Education as its food service management company for the 2019-2020 school year.
Teaneck participates in the National Lunch Program through which children may purchase low-cost lunch, breakfast and milk, and may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. A la carte offerings or a balanced complete meal are available at lunch and breakfast. Students that are eligible for free or reduced price lunch qualify for free or reduced price breakfast as well. Applications for free and reduced priced meals are sent home in a mailing during the month of August and will be available to all students on the first day of school. Applications must be properly filled out and returned to your child’s school as soon as possible. If you do not receive an application, please call the school your child attends or you can go to the Teaneck school website www.teaneckschools.org and download the lunch application and fill it out and send it back to the school your child attends. Please put all children in the same household on ONE application only.
Children who were receiving free and reduced lunch/breakfast as of June 2019 will continue to receive free and reduced price lunch/breakfast through the period of September 5, 2019 - October 18, 2019 only. A new application must be filled out in order for them to continue receiving their free and reduced lunch/breakfast for the 2019-2020 school year. If a new application is not filled out by October 21, 2019, the free and reduced benefits will be terminated.
The lunch price for K-4 children will be $2.80. Middle school students will pay $2.95 for lunch. High school students will pay $3.30 for lunch. The reduced-price lunch is .40 cents. A complete breakfast for K-4 students is $1.50, and $1.75 for those in grades 5-12. The reduced price is .30 cents. Deli sandwiches are available at the high school. All the schools have salads, raisins and nuts, fresh fruits and other nutritionally appropriate foods.
The high school and middle schools use a personalized identification system through which students scan their ID badges or use a PIN code to purchase lunch/breakfast items. This enables them to buy items whether using their pre-paid account or paying in cash.
For more information, please contact Aneesa Baig, Executive Assistant to the Board Administrator/Board
Secretary, (201) 833-5511 and/or Kristin Appel, Food Service Director, (201) 833-5417 (Sept-June).