New York school lunch programs that spend 30% of their food budgets on NY food products are eligible for reimbursements. Schools that meet this standard can get back up to twenty-five cents per meal the following school year. The NYS Education Department administers the 30% initiative per Chapter 56 of the NY State Laws of 2018.
A worksheet to determine if your food product is eligible for the 30% NYS initiative and to ensure that you have the appropriate supporting documentation.
Recordings from the 30% Incentive Program Summit.
CCE Harvest NY materials and webinars for preparing for audits and submitting 30% initiative documentation.
A collection of products that qualify for the 30% NY Initiative, and are widely available for purchase.
This report analyzes procurement data and survey results from 53 of the 57 school food authorities (SFAs) that qualified for the 30% NY Initiative during the 2019-20 school year to shed light on procurement trends, varying pathways, best practices, and strategic approaches to successfully achieving the 30% NY Initiative.
Harvest NY has conducted several trainings, webinars, and tutorials about the 30% NY Initiative and other topics which can be viewed on their YouTube page.