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Food Services

Feeding the Body & the Mind

Elementary School boy student in the cafeteria giving a thumbs-up sign.

Every day the dedicated people of our Food Services Department provide appetizing, affordable and nutritious meals for our children.

We encourage all students to participate in our prepay program, MySchoolBucks.com. Please contact the Food Service office in your child's school for information.

School Lunch Manager: Mary Della Penna
mdellapenna@bbschools.org
(585) 494-1220 x1015

c/o Byron-Bergen CSD
6917 W. Bergen Rd.
Bergen, NY 14416

About Food Services at Byron-Bergen Schools:

Food Based Menu Planning
The Byron-Bergen Central School District participates in the USDA Food Based Menu Planning program. Breakfast meets one-fourth of the student’s Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA). Lunch meets one-third of a student’s RDA.

Prepayment
We encourage prepayment utilizing our on-line payment system MySchoolBucks.com. Prepayments may be used for all full and reduced price breakfasts and lunches, and for aIa carte items. If you wish to designate prepayments for meals only, contact the Food Service Department in the building your child attends.

I forgot my lunch money!
We encourage all students to participate in our easy prepay program. Your child(ren) will always have funds available on account, but…

If a student in K-6 has forgotten money or lunch from home, a full lunch will be provided for that day only. Payment for the meal is expected the next day. We offer this as a service to our students.

At the Jr./Sr. High School, a student is limited to two charges. If the account is not paid, the student will not be allowed to make any purchase, including breakfast or lunch, until the account is paid. Ala carte and secondary lunches may NEVER be charged. Adults may never charge.

Free/Reduced Meals Program

The Free/Reduced Meals Program is based on family income. To ensure that your child, if eligible, receives a free/reduced price meal, you must fill out a new application annually. The application must be completed and filed in the District Office within 30 operating days of the beginning of school. We cannot serve your child free or reduced meals after the 30 days without an approved application.

Only one application is necessary for each family. (Application is available above.)

Our breakfast program begins at 7:24 a.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School and 8:30 a.m. in the Elementary School. If you are approved for the free/reduced lunch program you automatically are approved for the breakfast program.

Special Dietary Needs

Most children have no special dietary needs and are able to participate in the Child Nutrition Programs. In some instances, children may experience allergies to certain foods.

If you believe your child(ren) need substitutions due to a disability or allergy, please contact us and we will make the necessary accommodations. You must provide medical certification from your child’s doctor that contains:

  1. Verification that special meals are needed due to your child’s allergy or disability, and
  2. Recommendation and/or /prescription for alternate foods needed to meet your child’s special dietary needs.
  3. Signature of your physician.
If you have any questions regarding meal modifications, contact Mary Dellapenna at (585) 494-1220 x1015.
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