Food Service Department

12002376_975332815823448_960107276255266561_oHealthy bodies are one of the keys to achieving healthy minds. To ensure our students are fueled for a full-day of learning, breakfast and lunches are served at the elementary and jr./sr. high school. Our Food Services Department operates Cafes in both buildings and focuses on nutrition and healthy eating habits, in collaboration with Bassett Healthcare’s School Based Health Center’s 5-2-1-0 program. The cook-manager oversees operations at the Cafes.

Purchasing / Costs

Cooperstown CSD utilizes a point-of-sale system that uses a unique number to identify students. Student accounts are funded by cash, check (made out to “Cooperstown Central School District), or credit/debit card through My Meal Money. The cost of meals varies based on the student.

  • Breakfast
    • Elementary: $1.25
    • Jr./Sr. High: $1.30
    • Reduced Price: $0.25
  • Lunch
    • Elementary: $2.30
    • Jr./Sr. High: $2.50
    • Reduced Price: $0.25
  • Milk Only
    • All Students: $0.40

Free and Reduced Meals at School

The United States Department of Agriculture and New York State understands the importance of healthy meals for growing children. We encourage all Cooperstown Central School District families to apply and see if they qualify for free or reduced-priced meals at school. Students that qualify for free or reduced lunches, also qualify for free or reduced breakfasts.

Please note that all information received on applications is strictly confidential and students who receive a benefit are never identified.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application

My Meal Money

This service allows parents to monitor balances and set up email alerts when balances are low, view student purchases and place daily or weekly spending limits through the My Meal Money website. Each student has a unique school meal account that can be accessed by using their last name and unique student number. You may obtain this number by calling the Counseling Office or accessing the Student-Parent Portal.

Please note – funds are synced between the payment gateway and our POS system around 1 p.m. on school days.  Account balances may take 24 hours to process.

Dietary Restrictions and Food Allergies

If your student has dietary restrictions, please communicate this directly to your child’s building nurse. Once this information is received, it will be passed to the Food Services department.  If you have any questions, or need to update your child’s dietary / allergies – please contact the nurse’s office in their building.

  • Soy: bread, dinner roll, hamburger or hot dog bun, english muffins, saltine or graham crackers, pasta, vegetable oil, wraps, pancakes, waffles, mini-burger, chicken patty, chicken nuggets, hot dog, turkey burger, tuna fish, chicken dark meat strips, fajita chicken strips, taco meat, taco shell, gravy mix, soup base, pizza crust, bagels, cereal corn flakes, raisin bran contains trace of soy, dressing packets, margarine
  • Wheat: wheat bread and rolls, pizza crust, crackers, saltine or graham, pasta, pancakes, waffles, mini burger, chicken patties, chicken nuggets, turkey burger, chicken dark meat strips, cheese sticks, any breaded item, bagels, soup base, gravy mix, cereal corn flake, raisin bran
  • Milk: pancakes, waffles, cheese sticks, cheese, dairy products, yogurt, ranch and caesar dressings, instant mashed potato, margarine, any breaded item
  • Egg: mayo, cheese sticks, egg salad, any breaded item, egg noodles, waffles, pancakes, most baked goods
  • Peanut or Nut or Tree Nut: peanut butter, baked good made with nuts, coconut or coconut oil. Non-dairy whip topping contains coconut oils. Reminder, check content in cooking oil before baking with it.