Financial Help for Families

Financial Help for Families

We know times are tough and it's easy to get the feeling that there's nowhere to turn.

Within this page we hope to provide some possible answers via links to programs and services you may not have known were available beginning with our own Free and Reduced Meal Program.

Please click on the links below to explore the various possibilities. And be sure to check back occasionally as we will add new information as we become aware of it.

After all, GCSD is not just a school - we're part of the community.

Are you paying too much for lunch??

Lunch kids

GCSD Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Children's Health Insurance Connection

Saratoga Hospital Child and Family Health Plus School News

Dear School Administrator/Health Coordinator:

For a great school year, every child in New York State should have health insurance!

Saratoga Hospital Child and Family Health Plus:

  • Offers FREE screening and enrollment services to all families in Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Washington counties;
  • Can come to your school to address administration, teacher, staff and parent groups on the topic of public health insurance;
  • Will meet families one-on-one at a time and location that is convenient to the families to screen or enroll them in public health insurance.

If you consider this to be a service families in your school district could utilize, please call 518-580-2021 to speak to one of our enrollers.

In the meantime, would you kindly help us by:

  • Posting the attached flyer in your school building(s);
  • Sending the flyer home with your students;
  • Distributing the flyer at administrative, teacher, staff and parent meetings;
  • Completing and faxing the attached referral for any child/family needing health insurance.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with our mission of helping children get the health care they need and deserve!


Cathy LaMay Program Manager

Child and Family Health Plus

NY Nutrition Outreach

Call your Washington County NOEP, Teresa DePaul, at 518-587-5188 ext. 408 for more information. SNAP and Free/Reduced School meals are federally funded programs that bring money to our local economy, making these programs a win-win!

Do you need help putting nutritious food on your table? Do you want to know If you may be eligible for free / reduced school meal?? Contact your local NOEP Coordinator for a free, confidential prescreening for SNAP benefits recertification. Your NOEP can also assist you with free/reduced school meal applications.