Welcome Food Services

  • Update to Child Nutrition Waivers for 23/24 School Year: 
    Please be aware that New York State did not extend the child nutrition waiver that allowed schools to serve free meals to all students. Please be sure to complete a free/reduced school lunch application for your child(ren). The application will be made available in mid August. Click here to access the free/reduced lunch application page. 
    Important notice for Parents/ Guardians:
    Please make sure your child/children have funds on deposit in their cafeteria account. Children who have exhausted their funds will be allowed to charge their meal, but they will not be allowed to charge extra a la carte items. Parents will be notified when their child's account balance is depleted or has a negative balance. Please make sure to send payment for account charges promptly.
    *Students who submitted a completed application for Child Nutrition Programs in the 23/24 school year will carry over into the current school year for up to 30 days. Eligibility from the previous school year will expire on 10/15/23. Please be sure to reapply for the 23/24 school year prior to 10/15/2023.
    Need to add money to your child's account? No problem!
    The district has a program called MySchoolBucks in which you can monitor your child's account and add money if you wish. By participating in this program, your child will never have to worry about their account balance. You can also send a check to the district office or the cafeteria to apply money to your child's account. If you have any questions regarding your child's account, please feel free to call the Food Service Director, Anna Thomas at 716-286-7288 or Lynn Braunbach in the business office at 716-286-7245.

    A Note About Meal Charges
    If a child has a negative balance, a regular breakfast and lunch will still be provided and the meal will be charged to their child's account.
    Cost for Breakfast: $1.85
    Cost for Elementary Lunch (K-5): $2.20
    Cost for Secondary Lunch (6-12): $2.40  

     Additional Food Service Program Information: 
    • Charging a meal is a courtesy we extend to our students in the event they forget or lose their lunch money. 
    • Food Substitutions for Children with Disabilities: 
      • Federal regulations governing the operations of Child Nutrition Programs, Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require that children with disabilities be offered the opportunity to participate in all academic and nonacademic activities, including school nutrition programs. The District will make reasonable accommodations to those children with disabilities whose disabilities restrict their diets, such as providing substitutions and/or modifications in the regular meal patterns. Such meal substitutions for students with disabilities will be offered at no extra charge. A student with a disability must be provided substitutions in food when that need is supported by a statement signed by a physician attesting to the need for the substitutions and recommending alternate foods.  However, the school food service is not required to provide meal services (for example, School Breakfast Program) to students with disabilities when the meal service is not normally available to the general student body, unless a meal plan is required under the student's individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 Accommodation Plan as mandated by a physician's written instructions. 
    • Food Substitutions for Nondisabled Children:
      • Though not required, the District will also allow substitution for non-disabled children who are unable to consume the regular meal because of medical or other special dietary needs, if the request is supported by a statement signed by a recognized medical authority. The District may also allow substitutions for fluid milk with a non-dairy beverage that is nutritionally equivalent (as established by the Secretary of Agriculture) to fluid milk and meats nutritional standards for students who are unable to consume fluid milk because of medical or other special dietary needs if the request is supported by a statement signed by a recognized medical authority or by the student's parent/legal guardian.
    • Access to our full food service policy. This policy includes the procedure for charging lunches.