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2021-2022 School Year Public Announcement for School Meals Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program
Byron-Bergen CSD announced an amendment to its policy for Byron-Bergen area school children for serving (breakfast and/or lunch) under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program for the 2021-2022 school year, which would allow for all children attending the following schools to be served meals at no charge.
Byron-Bergen Elementary School
Byron-Bergen Junior Senior High School
6917 West Bergen Rd, Bergen NY. 14416
For additional information please contact the following person:
Mary Della Penna 
Food Service Director
Byron-Bergen CSD
6917 West Bergen Rd
Bergen NY  14416
585-494-1220 ex1015
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Feeding the Body & the Mind

Elementary School students in the cafeteria.

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, Please contact the Food Service office in your child's school for information.

School Lunch Manager: Mary Della Penna
[email protected] 
(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.

We encourage prepayment utilizing our on-line payment system 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!
Due to the enactment of the Prohibition Against Food Shaming Program, policies on charging lunch have changed. For full details please read the Meal Charge and Prohibition Against Meal Shaming Plan

Important Notices
Beginning August 15, 2018 is accessible to parents/guardians to prepay their student(s) account.  

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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