Food Services


Pay for your child’s school meals online using mySchoolBucks

You can pay for your child’s meals from the comfort of your home using mySchoolBucks — a secure online service that lets you pre-pay for meals online using a credit card, debit card or checking account.

mySchoolBucks allows you the convenience of adding funds to your child’s meal account, scheduling automatic payments, opting to receive an electronic “low funds” reminder message and viewing a monthly report of your child’s daily spending and purchases. If you do not want to pay online, you can still create an account to stay informed of what your child is choosing for lunch.

Breakfast/Lunch School Meals

Children need healthy meals to learn. Stillwater Central School District offers healthy meals every school day. Beginning July 1, 2019, students in New York State who are approved (with a free and reduced price meals application) will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge.

Please note that a federal program that provided free meals to every student is no longer in effect for the 2022-23 school year. Read more.

Free & Reduced Price Meals

A Free and Reduced Meal Application can be downloaded here.

Your children may qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meals program. Complete one application for all students in your household and return it to your child’s building principal.

Stillwater does not have a free milk program. If a student wants a milk or an extra milk, it will need to be purchased. Applications can be filled out any time and they should be submitted to your child’s school building principal.

Questions? Call Food Services Director Joan Hopeck at (518) 373-6100, ext. 30513.

Meal Charging and Prohibition Against Meal Shaming

It is the District’s goal to provide students with access to nutritious no- or low-cost meals each school day and to ensure that a student whose parent/guardian has unpaid meal charges is not shamed or treated differently than a student whose parent/guardian does not have unpaid meal charges. Read the entire policy

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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