Food Services

elementary school kids in food line

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.

All 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.

two girls at lunch


high school girls at lunch

“Smart Snacks in School”

In 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.

Ace the fox with students at breakfast

My SchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks helps parents manage, monitor and review their children’s food purchases, right from their computers or smartphones. You can prepay for breakfast, lunch and/or snacks, restrict certain types of purchases, and set spending limits.

To get started, go directly to and set up an account.

Special note: For the 2021-22 school year, all meals are free!  However, families may wish to load their MySchoolBucks account with funds to finance a la carte items which aren’t a part of the free school meal program.  Examples of a la carte items are beverages, snacks and second entrees. 

Parents 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 355-5116 or Claire Santiago at 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.