Food Service

Healthy Meals

Port Jervis City School District participates in the National School Lunch Program which regulates and subsidizes the provision of complete, nutritionally balanced meals.  

Community Eligibility Provision

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, Port Jervis City School District will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision for Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School, Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School, and the Port Jervis Middle School.  In summary, this will allow all students in grades K-8 to receive breakfast and lunch free of charge.  

Students in Grades K-8

Students in grades K-8 will not need to fill out the “Free and Reduced Lunch Application” as all students in these grades will receive the meals at no cost.  As eligibility for the Free and Reduced Meal Program allows for eligibility in other programs and services, applicable families can complete the following confidential application 
Please click here for K-8 Application

Port Jervis High School Students

Port Jervis High School is not included in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2019-2020 school year.  Therefore, high school students will continue with the procedures from previous years. The cost of each meal will remain the same from the 2018-2019 school year.  Students can purchase breakfast for $1.70 and lunch for $3.00. Students that are approved for reduced-price meals for breakfast and lunch will receive these meals at no charge.  Free and Reduced Meal Applications can be accessed using the following link 

Please click here for Free and Reduced Meal Application (Grades 9-12, only)

Meal Accounts

Meal accounts are maintained using PayPams.  Parents / Guardians can deposit money in their child’s account by sending cash or check to their child’s school or by using the online service which can be found using the following link :

Please note that deposits made using the online service will have a transaction fee of $1.95.  

Parents / Guardians can use the link to create a login and password to monitor their child’s account balance and purchase history.  (There is no charge for this service.)

Food Service Documents and Links

Please click here for Community Eligibility Provision Letter

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More Information

Assistant Superintendent for Business

Joseph Lenz

Liz Enright,
Administrative Aide
845-858-3100, Ext.  13896
FAX: 858-3190
Route 209 Complex
Hours:  6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cook Managers:
209 complex (ASK and HS) - William Harris, 845-858-3100, Ext. 13890
MS - Kathy Ackerley, 845-858-3100, Ext. 12890
HBE - Debra Mills, 845-858-3100, Ext. 14890

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