Food Service 

School meals, which continue to be some of the healthiest meal options for students, feature kid-approved foods and are an important part of the learning day!

2022-2023 School Lunch Program Information

What you need to know:

  • For the 2022-23 school year, breakfast will cost $1.50, and lunch will cost $3.50 at the elementary’s and $3.75 for secondary students.
  • Unfortunately, the nationwide waivers for federally funded meal programs for all were not renewed for the 2022-2023 school year.  However, free or reduced-priced meals are still available to students who qualify for these benefits. Regardless of family situations, all students are encouraged to dine in the cafeteria together. 
  • Families experiencing financial hardship should continue to complete the Free/Reduced price lunch application (at any school building or by clicking here Application - English,  Application - Spanish.
  • It is strongly encouraged that all students and staff enroll in MySchoolBucks, but cash will now be accepted at all schools.
  • Student PIN Numbers to be used at registers will be emailed to parents.

Should you have any questions or concerns about our food service program please contact our Food Service Director Ms. Jackie Houatchanthara at or 914- 769-5500 ext. 1890.

What Makes a Meal

Food Services Survey Q&A - Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in the Food Service Survey! The following are the most common responses received:

  • Can alternative menu options be made available in the cafeteria? (i.e. gluten free)

    We will continue to work with the Food Services Director on ways to enhance menu options based on the feedback provided in the survey.

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  • What can be done to shorten the lines in the cafeteria?

    Now that students are becoming more familiar with their PIN numbers, lines are moving at a faster pace. We will continue to work with our Food Services Director to implement additional efficiencies.

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  • Is pizza considered a meal?

    Yes. Pizza is considered a complete meal when it is served with the required components (fruit and/or vegetable). When purchased as a complete meal, it is available to all students.

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  • Can portion sizes be increased?

    The District participates in the National School Lunch program. Portion sizes are predetermined and based on the established Federal guidelines. Please be aware that all meals consist of at least three components, so be sure you are maximizing your options and refer to the pictorials on the website for examples of what constitutes a complete meal.

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Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals. To apply for free or reduced price meals, please read the guidelines and submit a Direct Certification letter from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance OR complete the application below, sign and return it to Stefanie Flynn, Mount Pleasant CSD, 825 Westlake Drive, Thornwood, New York 10594.

Annual Parent Letter 2022-2023

Income Eligibility Guidelines 2022-2023

 2022-2023 Application - English

2022-2023 Application - Spanish


 The USDA provides information regarding Summer breakfast and lunch programs for students in need when school is not in session.  To find Summer Meals: