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Food Services

Department of Food Services

102 Loralee Drive , Albany, NY 12205
Phone (518) 869-3576 Fax (518) 869-6481
Annette Sukup
School Lunch Director

Meal Prices

Effective Dec. 1, 2023 complete meals are free for all South Colonie Students.

Please note that while complete breakfast and lunch meals are provided at no cost to your household, students opting for home-packed lunches will need to purchase milk separately.

Additionally, any second entrees, snacks, and/or beverages can be purchased by the student. 

  • Milk — 75 cents

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Breakfast & Lunch Program

South Colonie Schools offer breakfast and lunch to all students. If there is a two-hour delay, no breakfast will be served in any buildings except for the high school.


Pay for School Meals Online

For instructions on how to create a LINQ account to add money to your student’s meal balance please view this support article.

LINQ Connect 

The TITAN online payment program is a secure and convenient way to pay for their child’s meals.

  • After creating an account, parents can:
  • Add money to meal accounts
  • Monitor student account activity
  • Transfer money from siblings
  • Meal applications
  • Set spending limits
  • Receive low balance notifications

We encourage parents to utilize the pre-payment option.


Free and Reduced Priced Meals

South Colonie participates in the National School Lunch Program providing nutritious meals for all students. Free and reduced meals are provided daily based on household size and income. Reduced meals are provided to families at no cost. All information is kept strictly confidential. To see whether your family qualifies for this program all you need to do is complete an application available at your child’s school or you may contact the South Colonie Food Service Department at (518) 869-3576. Only one application needs to be submitted per household. You will be notified within in 4-5 business days if you qualify for the program. An application package is also included as an insert in the South Colonie calendar mailed to parents’ homes in August or may be downloaded below. Parents are encouraged to submit the completed application to their child’s school or district office BEFORE the start of school each year.

If you are unable to access any of these forms, please call (518) 869-3576 for assistance


Food Substitutions

Reasonable accommodations to regular meal patterns or food substitutions will be offered at no extra charge to students with disabilities when that need is supported by a statement signed by a physical attesting to the need for the substitutions and recommending alternate foods.

The district will also allow substitutions for non-disabled children who are unable to consume the regular meal because of medical or other special dietary needs if the request is supported by a statement signed by a recognized medical authority. Substitution of a nutritional
equivalent to dairy milk may also be provided with a medical note.

To inquire about meal modifications or substitutions for allergies, please contact the Food Service Department at the information above.


Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service.

The Connectivity Program provides:

  • Up to $30/month discount for broadband service
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

How to Apply
To apply, you can fill out an application (either online, by mail, or through a participating service provider) and submit documentation verifying your child/children receives school meal benefits through the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program.

If you have questions about the Affordable Connectivity Program, your eligibility to participate, or to find information about participating providers near you, please visit, call 877-384-2575, or email 


Summer Meals

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the link below to find a site near you: 


Job Opportunities

Looking for a job that lets you be at home when your family needs you there? The South Colonie Food Services Department has openings for folks who appreciate family-friendly working hours and working with great people.

For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (518) 869-3576 or visit the Employment section of this website.


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:

U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410. This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Fax (202) 690-7442

This institution is an equal opportunity provider