Food Service - Update

Food Service - Update

Dear Port Jervis Families,

The school district is able to provide breakfast and lunch at no charge to all school district enrolled students at this time.  We are offering delivery service as well as meal pickup at our three building locations, this is available from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  As students return to buildings in person this week they will be informed about the new safety protocols in our cafeterias and within the classrooms as they receive their meals.

We believe that it is important for students to receive meals even during remote instruction. To ensure that all students are able to take advantage of our meals we are providing delivery service.  After parents enter the request using the form on the main page of our website ( they will be added to a route.  It will take approximately 3 to 5 business days to add the students to a route, this amount of time is needed to allow the District and transportation company time to process each request to ensure accuracy and review any dietary restrictions.  If parents are concerned about their child answering the door we ask that they place a cooler outside the door for the Quality Bus Company employee to leave the meal at your home. If you do not have a cooler and do not answer the door they will not be able to leave the meal to ensure that families do not receive spoiled food as proper food handling procedures are critical to the Port Jervis City School District.

What you can expect to receive in each meal:

Five components will regularly be provided with each of our meals (more information on page 2). 

This includes:

  • Fruit or a juice
  • Vegetables
  • Protein or equivalent
  • Grain
  • Milk

We are committed to supporting our families during these difficult times and are pleased to offer nutritious, well-balanced meals each weekday.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Food Service Office or Business Office.

I hope you and your family remain well.

Joseph Lenz

Assistant Superintendent for Business