Lunch Program

  • For information, contact Deana Michielini, Food Services Director, Aramark, 282-1882, or

    2019-2020 School Lunch Program   


    Dear Parents/Guardians:


    Welcome back to school! The school lunch program at the North Merrick UFSD is dedicated to supplying a healthy and nutritious meal to your children. To facilitate your child’s purchase of lunch, the District offers a pre-payment system. By using the pre-payment system, your child does not have to carry money for lunch and will be able to get through the lunch line in a shorter amount of time.


    There remains three ways for pre-paying for school meals: Cash, Checks, or through online prepayments via ( If you do not already have a free account you can go to and register for a free account. This optional online payment service provides individuals with a quick and easy way to add money to your child’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. There are different fee options to choose from online. Please note the District does not receive any revenue on the fee for this service. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.   If you do not choose to use this service, your child will still have the option to prepay by check/cash or 'pay as they go'.


    As per the District’s Meal Charging and Prohibition Against Meal Shaming Policy, a student whith a negative balance on their account is unable to purchase ala carte items (snacks), so please remain current with your child’s account. Balances may be routinely viewed if you’ve set up a MySchoolBucks account online. 


    Lastly, parents/guardians are encouraged to apply for free and reduced meal assistance if there is a need. These applications can be found online or at each school. Please note a new application must be filled out every year. If the application is approved, your child will receive free or reduced meals for the remainder of the school year. All students qualifying for meal assistance will continue to be treated with courtesy and confidentiality.  Click here for the Free and Reduced Application.


    If you have any questions feel free to contact me at (516) 292-3696.




    Thomas P. McDaid, Jr., Esq.

    Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations


    School Breakfast Exemption

    The Board of Education of North Merrick UFSD intends to request an exemption for the 2019-20 school year from the mandate of establishing a breakfast program in each elementary school buildings. This exemption request is being made to the New York State Department of Education. The Board of Education welcomes any comments or concerns from the public on this issue. Please forward your comments in writing to Thomas P. McDaid, Jr., Esq, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations, at