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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 2024-2025 school year.

Teaneck participates in the National School 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-price meals are sent home in a mailing (via email and welcome packet) during the month of August and will be available to all students on the first day of school. Parents may fill out the online application on the school district website starting the first week of August 2024.  If filling out a paper application it 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 at 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. Parents can fill out the application online via the link located on the district website at

Did you know your child’s school lunch is age-appropriate by design and includes a wide variety of healthy options like low-fat milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains? We take great pride in being able to offer your children healthy food choices so that they can fuel their bodies to get them through the school day and beyond! Meals are offered at no charge for all students again this school year due to continued USDA funding. Money may still be placed in student accounts for a la carte, milk, extra entrée items since these items can only be purchased with funds in the student account. This is the preferred method to minimize the handling of cash. Register for an online payment account at

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 at (201) 833-5511, and/or Jim McMahon, Maschio's Food Service Director at (201) 833-5417 (Sept-June).

Helpful SNA Video for Families Explaining School Meal