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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

Office of P-20 Education Policy
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

To: 
School Food Service Directors/Managers
From: 
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Date: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Subject: 
2020-2021 Adult/Student Selling Prices

Adult Selling Prices

Breakfast

  • Schools that receive regular reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $2.00 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal
  • Schools that receive severe need reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $2.37 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal

Lunch

  • Schools that receive under 60% ($3.5699) for lunch must charge a minimum of $3.94 plus tax for an adult lunch
  • Schools that receive under 60% plus the additional PBR* ($3.6399) for lunch must charge a minimum of $4.01 plus tax for an adult lunch
  • Schools that receive over 60% ($3.5899) for lunch must charge a minimum of $3.96 plus tax for an adult lunch
  • Schools that receive over 60% plus the additional PBR* ($3.6599) for lunch must charge a minimum of $4.03 plus tax for an adult lunch
  • Schools that receive under 60%, plus the additional PBR* and the 30% NYS Initiative State Subsidy ($3.7701) for lunch must charge a minimum of $4.15 plus tax for an adult lunch
  • Schools that receive over 60%, plus the additional PBR* and the 30% NYS Initiative State Subsidy ($3.7901) for lunch must charge a minimum of $4.17 plus tax for an adult lunch

       *Performance-based cash reimbursement (PBR) is 7 cents

Student Selling Price

There is no maximum selling price for reimbursable lunches and breakfasts served to full price or paid students.  However, if your lunch price is less than $3.09, you must evaluate your average selling lunch price to determine the required increase for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please see the Paid Lunch Equity Tool for more details. Beginning July 1, 2019, students approved for reduced-price meals must receive breakfast, lunch and snack meals at no charge.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Click here for Nondiscrimination Statement translations.

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