Food Services

elementary school kids in food line

READ MORE: Important update: All student meals are free for the 2023-24 school year


Minisink Valley Central School District is committed to providing students with a high quality food services program featuring local produce, and nutritious, fresh foods, prepared daily and attractively presented. Our Food Services team is proud of the  healthy food served in our cafeterias. Our team works hard to create fresh and nutritious meals which give our students the energy to learn and play.

girls eating lunchAll food and beverage items offer in our schools each day are in accordance with the Federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, and meet all other local and state regulations.

“Smart Snacks in School”

student eatingIn addition the daily meals, students in grades K-12 have the opportunity to purchase foods and beverages “à la carte” during breakfast and lunch periods. These items comply with the “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards which limit caloric, sodium, fat and sugar content.

This program provides students with supplemental nourishment to accommodate their busy schedules and extra-curricular activities.

MySchoolbucks logoMy SchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks is the online payment system used for paying for meals.

kids in cafeteria

girls eating lunch My SchoolBucks allows parents and guardians to quickly, conveniently, and securely pay for student meals using a credit card, debit card, or electronic check. Some families had been using this online payment system to purchase additional items during their student’s lunch period during the time that free meals were available.

kids in cafeteriaMy SchoolBucks also allows parents and guardians to view their child’s account balance, receive optional alerts when balances are low, and see what food purchases were made, at any time, from their computer or phone via mobile app.

To learn more, fund the account or to open an account for the first time, visit: My SchoolBucks

kids in cafeteriaParents continue to have the option of prepaying with cash or check. Checks should be made payable to Minisink Valley CSD.

If you have any questions on how to set up your child’s MySchoolBucks account, contact Cheryl Bellew, at 845-355-5116 or Claire Santiago at 845-355-5217.

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program

Under this program, the district receives funding from the state and federal governments and is authorized to offer free or reduced-cost meals to families who meet specific income guidelines.

Find out if your child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals:

Free and reduced lunch applications

Paper copies can be obtained at the main office of each school, or the office of Diane Super, registrar and school lunch coordinator. or by email:

Students who qualify for a free or reduced price lunch also qualify for a free or reduced breakfast, at the same price.