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USDA Partnership Will Temporarily Provide Free Meals for All Students

The North Syracuse Central School District is excited to announce that, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, free meals will temporarily be available to all students in the District. In addition to meal service for students attending in-person learning in one of the District's 11 school buildings, provisions have been made for families of students learning remotely to pick up meals each day that school is taking place. 

On Friday, September 4, New York State Education Department officials confirmed that the North Syracuse Central School District would have its summer meal program extended into the fall months. While the USDA made the announcement last Tuesday, the District was not notified until Friday.
The extension of the summer meal program will allow the NSCSD to continue serving free meals to all children through as late as December 31, 2020 or until funding is exhausted.
North Syracuse Central School District’s Superintendent of Schools Daniel D. Bowles said, “As we begin the most unique school year, we are so pleased to have received this news. With all the uncertainties our families are facing this year, this is one less thing they will have to face.”
NSCSD families are encouraged to check the District’s foodservice website for additional information about the meal program.

Meals are available for pick up from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. every Monday through Friday when school is in session. 

Meals can be picked up at all secondary buildings:
  • Cicero-North Syracuse High School (6002 Route 31, Cicero) at the school's bus loop 
  • North Syracuse Junior High School (5353 West Taft Rd., N. Syracuse) at the school's front door
  • Gillette Road Middle School (6150 South Bay Rd., Cicero) at the school's front door
  • Roxboro Road Middle School (300 Bernard St., Mattydale) at the school's front door