Breakfast & Lunch Programs
The Breakfast Program
The school breakfast program is available to all students. A nutritious start to the day will help students be more productive learners. Menus will be sent home monthly.
Breakfast is offered daily between 8:40 and 9 a.m. Free and reduced meals (25 cents) will be available to students whose family meets the eligibility criteria as established by the federal government. Applications for this program can be obtained from the school office.
Meals may be prepaid by the week and/or month. Information for prepaying may be found on the breakfast calendar sent home monthly or you can contact the school office.
The Lunch Program
Mullen Elementary School has lunch periods of one-half hour each between the hours of 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There are a number of lunch items that can be ordered a la carte such as milk, ice cream, cookies, and pretzel sticks. To monitor your child’s snack consumption, you may want to limit snack purchases to once per week.
Students will be allowed to charge meals EVEN IF funds are not in their account. Students may charge up to three meals. Once a student has charged three meals, a letter will be sent and/or a phone call will be made to the parent/guardian regarding the account balance. The only item(s) permitted to be charged are a complete meal or milk. A la carte items such as snacks or ice cream may not be charged.
Once the charge limit has been reached, and if the student comes to school without a lunch, a complete meal or milk will be provided to the student that day with such charge added onto the account. If, after exceeding the allowable meal charge limit, a student continues to come to school without a lunch, the District may contact Social Services.
We would appreciate your cooperation in making sure your child's account balance remains positive. If you are facing a unique situation or in financial hardship, please call the Director of Business & Finance at (716) 694-7680 or complete a lunch application for review.
If your child has special dietary needs (allergies to specific foods), please notify the school nurse. She will notify the classroom teacher and cafeteria staff.
The school lunch program is available to all students. Free and reduced lunch (25 cents) will be available to students whose family meets the eligibility criteria as established by the federal government. Applications for this program can be obtained from the school office.