Food Services

West Hempstead's food service is provided by Whitsons Culinary Group. 
Our School District participates in both School Breakfast and Lunch Programs that are open to all students in our schools. Please contact the main office of your child's school if you think you may qualify. On the left you will find a confidential application.
If your child or children currently receive free or reduced lunch, they are also entitled to free or reduced breakfast.

Below is the link to the new food service company, which includes meals for the month, allergy information, etc.

Simply type "West Hempstead" in the search bar to access the menu.  

Meal prices for the 2023 / 2024 School Year are:


Elementary Lunch
Secondary Lunch

Please note that the waivers from the federal government that had previously allowed school districts to provide meals at no charge to all students have expired. As a result, during the 2022-2023 school year, students who do not qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program (see below) will be charged for their meals. Additional meals and a la carte items will be available for purchase by all students.

The school district participates in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Since meals will no longer be provided at no cost to students, please complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Program application in order for your student(s) to qualify for Free and Reduced meals. The District also receives other benefits and funding based on our Free and Reduced Lunch Program applications, so we encourage all families to complete the application. A copy of the application is included in this packet and is also available on the District's website on the Food Services page.

Please contact your school's main office if you think you might qualify. On the left you will find a confidential application. Registration Information
The West Hempstead Food Services Department is pleased to offer parents a secure, family-friendly system for online prepayments and nutrition education. enables parents to deposit money into their child's school meal plan, track item purchases, and view their child's account balance.

On the left you will find directions and frequently asked questions (FAQ's) for You will need your child's student ID number if you wish to sign up for the program. You can obtain this number from the Main Office of your child's school or by calling the Food Service Office. 

There is no charge for setting up an account. In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee of $2.49 will be assessed per deposit transaction. Parents placing money into multiple meal accounts will only be assessed the $2.49 fee once per deposit transaction. The School District does not profit from the use of this site. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Food Service Office.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Food Service Office.

Cynthia Payne, Food Service Director
(516) 390-3275  

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