|School Lunch Director||Brian Wright
What's for breakfast & lunch?
Summer Meal Information
Click below to find FREE MEALS for Kids & Teens this summer, or call: 2-1-1 or 1-866-3-HUNGRY or text: "FOOD" to 877-877.
School Lunch Overview
The Baldwinsville Central School District Food Service Department provides nutritious, cost effective meals to our students and staff each day. Our Child Nutrition (CN) Programs include the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The guidelines and funding are provided through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Reviews of our Food Service programs are conducted by the CN Division of the New York State Education Department on a regular basis. Each meal is analyzed for its nutritional content and adherence to the appropriate USDA guideline. You can read the USDA guidelines HERE.
Baldwinsville Central School Food Service Department is a self sustaining business within the School District. What this means is that most expenses related to School Lunch are paid for with the revenue generated from the sale of meals, USDA reimbursement and ala carte sales.
Typical expenses for the Food Service Department include: Food Service salaries, benefits and insurance, food cost, equipment purchases and repair and maintenance. Most purchases are done through cooperative bid managed by BOCES. Some of the bid categories are groceries, paper and plastic, milk, ice cream and smallwares.
Families may fill out an application for Free and Reduced meals at any time. Income guidelines are established annually by the USDA, applications are included with the annual District mailing during the summer, prior to the start of the school year. Additional applications are available at the Food Service office located in the District Office.
Any questions relating to the School Lunch program can be directed to Brian Wright, School Lunch Director, at (315)638-6063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pay for Meals with Cash, Check, or Through MySchoolBucks
If you would like to pay for your child's meals with cash or check, you can send your child in with the payment and he/she can give it to the cashier in the cafeteria. The payment will be deposited into your child's account, which you can track on MySchoolBucks. Please make your check out to Baldwinsville Food Service.
If you would like to pay in person, you may do so at the Food Service office, located in the District Office at 29 East Oneida Street on the district's main campus. The department is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday and can only take payments of cash or check.
USDA Guidelines for School Meals
USDA Guidelines for Snacks Sold in School
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_
Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals
USDA Guidelines for School Meals
USDA Nutrition Guidelines for Snacks Sold in School
How to register with MySchoolBucks
Food Service Comment Form
School Meals Patterns with Flexibilities, 2018-19
No Meal Charging Request Form