Meals for Families in Need

Update! March 20, 2020

The Food Service Department has developed a plan for meal services to continue for families in need.  A communication has been sent regarding the grab and go distribution times and location.  Any family who is experiencing economic hardship during this time who needs food assistance, can apply for free and reduced meals by completing a meal application.   Applications are available in English and Spanish. 

Families meeting the income guidelines will be approved.  The 2019-2020 free and reduced meal application can be found on page 16 of the school calendar, on the Food Service website or by emailing the Food Service Department at for the application.   Applications in English and Spanish can also be picked up from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of the District Office located at 81 South Street, Patterson, NY.  Completed applications can be emailed to or mailed to Carmel Central School District, Food Services Department, 81 South Street, P.O. Box 296, Patterson, NY, 12563. 

Food Donations Needed

Please consider donating food to those in need. 
Second Chance Foods, (, a food rescue organization for the Hudson Valley area.
For more information, visit their website at
Telephone:  914-261-0797