Free Meal Program

Free breakfast and lunch meals are available for all students

  • Regardless of family income levels, all A.A. Gates Elementary School students (UPK through sixth grade) and Dana West Junior/Senior High School students (grades 7-12) are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch meals every day.

    Here are some facts about the free-meal program:

    • The program is currently offered to students attending both A.A. Gates Elementary School and Dana West Junior/Senior High School.
    • A student, in order to receive breakfast and lunch for free, must accept the full meal with the meal's proper number of components. Breakfast must contain at least three items being served and lunch must contain at least three items being served, including a fruit or vegetable.
    • Additional items, such as milk, ice cream, or a double entree (i.e. a second slice of pizza) can be purchased.
    • Juice, milk, and additional items can be purchased by students who choose to bring their lunches to school.

    Port Byron's foodservice team each day strives to reduce waste while preparing an adequate number of meals for students. If your child does not wish to participate in the school's free meal program, please contact Port Byron's Food Service Manager Gina Kilmer at ext. 1114 or by email at