The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfast (where available) and lunch for children each school day.
USDA Child Nutrition waivers issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic expired on June 30, 2022. This means meals are not free to all students this upcoming school year.
Meals free of charge WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE to those students who qualify through Direct Certification (members of household receiving assistance under NJ-SNAP, TANF or Foster Care), Categorical Eligibility (Foster with a Letter, Homeless, Runaway with documentation) and/or household income applications.
PaySchools will be live as of 1:00 PM on September 2, 2022
The district will be using PaySchools to manage student’s meal accounts. Through PaySchools, you can set up accounts, manage the accounts, complete the free/reduced meal application, pay balances and set up auto replenishment.
Click the link below to begin the registration process and follow the instructions.
We have also attached flyers from PaySchools to help you through the process.
PaySchools Central Account Setup
PaySchools Central Meal & Fee Payments
PaySchools Central Free & Reduced Application
Guide to use PaySchools Meal Application Kit (Spanish)
If you have any issues or questions regarding setting up your account and/or meal application, please call PaySchools Customer Service at 1-877-393-6628.
Paper applications will be available by request at each of the district schools.
Please return paper applications in one of the following ways:
- Return application to your child's school
- Via email - email@example.com
- Via fax - 732-705-4091
- Via USPS - MARSD, Business Office, 1 Crest Way, Aberdeen, NJ 07747
Please be reminded that if your child was eligible for free or reduced meals as of June 30, 2022, he/she will still receive the same benefits until October 19, 2022.
To continue to receive benefits after October 19, 2022, a new application must be completed, submitted and processed either electronically or complete a paper application.
If you have any questions, please contact Chartwells at 732-705-5320, or the Business Office at 732-705-4016.
A NEW MEAL APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED EACH SCHOOL YEAR
8550-Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges (M)