F-M will provide meals to eligible students during school closure

Update March 24, 2020: The grab-and-go meal program is being extended to all F-M students effective March 26.

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Food Service Department will continue to make sure its most vulnerable students still have access to meals while schools are closed. 

Effective March 17, F-M Food Service is implementing a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch service so that students who participate in the free and reduced-price meal program have access to nutritional foods each day school is closed. 

Eligible families who have not already signed up for the grab-and-go meal service should contact F-M’s Food Service Director at 315-692-1809 or catering@fmschools.org. Please indicate which school is most convenient for meal pickup and whether transportation is an issue. 

Meal pick-up plan

Families who participate in the free and reduced-price meal program can pick up breakfast and lunch from a drive-thru service located at their child’s school building starting March 17. Food service employees will be available to distribute meals and assist families; drivers and passengers should remain inside their vehicles.

F-M High School’s drive-thru site will be in front of House I.

Meal pick-up times:

  • Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Families with children attending multiple F-M schools may pick-up their students’ meals at the building that’s most convenient for them. Meals can also be packaged together so that students receive their breakfast for the following day when they pick up their lunch.

Designated dining areas will be available at each school for students who wish to consume their meals on campus. The area will adhere to New York State Department of Health guidelines for minimizing the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. In an effort to reduce the amount of individuals gathering in the dining space, this option should be utilized by students only. 

Meal service will not be offered during F-M’s planned spring recess, April 6-10.