No-cost meals extended through the end of 2020-21

In light of the continued recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that funding has been extended for schools to continue to serve meals at no cost (breakfast and lunch) through June 25, 2021, or until available funding runs out. 

For Pioneer, this means all students will continue to be served breakfast and lunch daily at no charge.  For students on days where they receive onsite instruction, meals will be provided free-of-charge at each school cafeteria.

For hybrid students on remote instructional days and for students that receive 100 percent remote instruction, a drive-up curbside location will be continued at the Pioneer Middle School.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:

Q: Who is eligible to receive free meals?

A:  All students enrolled in our school district as well as all children in the community under 18 years of age.  

Q: How will students access school meals on their remote learning days?

A: Prepackaged breakfast & lunch meals will be available weekdays for pick-up from Pioneer Middle School Curbside Service from 11am-1pm.

Q: Will milk or snacks be free if my student brings a lunch from home?

A:  No, only a complete reimbursable meal is free. Please refer to the district Food Service Department’s webpage (https://www.pioneerschools.org/o/pioneer-csd/page/overview--25) for more information.

Q: How do we pay for double meals or al a carte snacks?

A: We encourage you to add funds to student accounts through www.myschoolbucks.com. This eliminates the need for students to carry cash. In addition you may pay with cash or checks with the student’s full name listed in the memo section. Make checks payable to Pioneer School Lunch.

If you have questions regarding free or reduced eligibility for your child(ren)’s meals please contact Cate Pritchard at (716)492-9347  or via e-mail cpritchard@pioneerschools.org or Cyndi Landis at (716)492-9349 or via e-mail clandis@pioneerschools.org.