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Food Services

Reduced-Price Meals

Apply on paper or online

Apply for free or reduced-price meals by downloading and submitting the 2022_2023 Meals Application.pdf
apply through the MySchoolApps link:  
Additionally, students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals will receive a no-cost snack through the Afterschool Snack Program. 

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

Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
  1. mail:
     U.S. Department of Agriculture
     Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
     1400 Independence Avenue, SW
     Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
     (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
     [email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Pricing & Payment Options

Byron-Bergen Central Schools will begin charging for meals again at the start of the 2022-23 school year. Breakfast will be served at a cost of $1.50 and lunch will be $2.30 at the Elementary School and $2.55 at the Jr./Sr. High School.
Students paying for lunch can do so through a MySchoolBucks account. This service is used to prepay for any breakfast and lunch meals purchased at school as well as ala carte items such as snacks and drinks.  If you choose to sign up for this service, you will need your student’s ID # which can be obtained by contacting the main office at the Elementary or Jr./Sr. High School. Students may also pay cash.

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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