Passaic Arts & Science Charter School

Lunch Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is our lunch service provider for each school?
A: Maschio’s Food Services has been our lunch service provider since September 2007, when Bergen-ASCS first opened its doors in addition to all of our schools that are currently open.

Q: Where can I find information on Maschio’s Food Services?
A: You can find information on Maschio’s at

Q: Who can I contact at Maschio’s if I have any questions, concerns or suggestions?
A: You can contact Mr. Daniel Malave, who is our lunch supervisor at [email protected] or headquarters at 973-598-0005.

Q: Who can I contact at iLearn Schools if I have any questions, concerns or suggestions?
A: You can contact Mrs. Elmina Scillia, who is our Lunch Coordinator at [email protected] or at 201-773-9140.

Q: Does Maschio’s follow the New School Lunch Nutrition Standards?
A: Yes, Maschio’s cafeterias are providing school meals that meet or exceed the new nutrition standards that were mandated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture this past January.

The final meal pattern is based on the 2010 Healthy, Hunger Free Kid’s Act and requires school meals to follow strict nutrition standards. We are hopeful that these improvements will have positive influence to your child’s health.

Q: Where can I obtain a lunch application? Do I still need to fill one out if I am not interested in the Lunch Program?
A: You can obtain a lunch application here. If you are a Bergen-ASCS parent/guardian, download this application. If you are a Passaic-ASCS parent/guardian, download this application. If you are a Paterson-ASCS parent/guardian, download this application. If you are a Hudson-ASCS parent/guardian, download this application. Yes, we request that a lunch application be submitted every year to your child’s school. It is one application per family, even if you are not interested in participating in the lunch program.

Q: When do I complete this form? When is the form due? What sections do I need to complete this form?
A: It must be completed at the beginning of the school year and is due at that time as well. Once all applications are received, the status is determined whether your child qualifies for FREE or REDUCED lunch and takes effect on October 1st each year. All newly enrolled students will automatically have to pay the full price for breakfast and lunch until a status is determined.

Q: What sections do I need to complete this form? Where do I return this form when done?
A: For those who are interested in participating in the lunch program, you are required to fill out completely Sections 1-5. For those who are not interested in participating, please complete only Section 1 and 5. Please be sure in Section 4 to write NOT INTERSTED or DO NOT QUALIFY. Once you have completed, please return to the Main Office of your child’s school.

Q: What is the full price of a meal for breakfast and lunch? What is reduced price?
A: Full price for breakfast is $1.90 and lunch is $2.90. Reduced breakfast price is $0.30 and lunch price $0.40.

Q: Where can I make a payment?
A: You can make a payment online at and create an account to pay online or at your child’s school to the secretary.

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