Food Services

Food Services

Food Services

We have been notified by NYSED Child Nutrition that the USDA has extended the provision of free meals to our students through June 30, 2023

It is still very important for reimbursement and other state grants that the Free & Reduced Price Lunch application be submitted.

We need only one application per family. If your children are in more than one school building, you may receive more than one application. You may keep or discard any duplicates.

If you have any questions or need help in filling out the application form, please contact: 
Cassandra Castle, Assistant Food Service Director at 607-433-8243 Ext: 2153

Welcome to Oneonta City Schools

Breakfast and Lunch

2022 - 2023

Oneonta City Schools are pleased to announce all students enrolled at Oneonta City Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2022-2023 school year. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a free and reduced application. A CEP application is available online and we encourage each family to fill it out and return it as soon as possible for other funding options available to our school. Only one breakfast and one lunch is available at no charge. Extras, snacks, ala carte items and milk (purchased

separate from a meal) will have to be purchased. Make sure you join us for breakfast and lunch!

We are proudly taking part in New York Thursday, a New York State Farm to School initiative! NY Thursday meals are cooked from scratch in each district’s kitchen using seasonal foods that are grown, harvested and/or produced in state. We will be offering the meals once a month, sometimes twice!

This Farm to School program supports local farms, provides fresh and healthy lunches to students, and broadens students’ understanding of local food systems.

This program is made possible by Food and Health Network, DCMO BOCES Food Service Management team, the Sidney Farm to School Program, and of course, New York State farms.

We will also have “lunch pail buddies” available for your child! Let us provide the fruit, veggie and milk, you supply anything else! This counts as a meal, so there is no charge! They just grab a bag, put their number in and go!

Myschoolbucks will still be available if you would like to see what your child is eating or put money on his or her account for snacks. Go to to sign up today. There is a nominal fee to make a payment, but free to sign up and check balances or history!

“School meals, We Serve Education Every Day"'

Prepaid Meals and Charge Procedure

In an effort to ensure your child has access to a la carte items (snacks, additional meals, etc), we suggest:

  • Use MySchoolBucks online payment system. This system allows for depositing of money on account for purchases in the cafeteria. It also allows a 30-day review of the cafeteria purchases. 
    • Click on Sign up today on the MySchoolBucks website
    • Select NY – drop down menu – Find Oneonta City School
    • Create your User Name and Password
      • Add your student’s ID number or birthdate, Name and School
        • Student ID Number is their Oneonta 5-digit Lunch PIN
      • View account balances, meal purchases, and receive an e-mail alert when child(ren)s account balances are low for FREE.
      • ONLY a single $2.75 charge for a deposit transaction whether it is on 1 child or multiple children
  • Pay for prepaid meals by check or money order, made payable to Oneonta City School District.
    • In the memo of the check, please write the exact dollar amount for the breakfast account (B) and the lunch account (L).
    • Write your child’s name in an obvious spot on the check.
    • Deliver payment to your child's school or by mail to:
      Oneonta City School District
      Attn: Food Service Director
      130 East Street
      Oneonta, NY 13820

Meal-charging Policy and Anti-meal sharing policy


Cassandra Castle

Assistance Food Service Director
(607) 433-8243  x2153



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