Food Services

The South Colonie Food Service Department is committed to serving nutritious meals for our students. Please see the following information below to learn more about our department.

Breakfast and Lunch Program
School Menus
Pay online
Free and Reduced Priced Meals Available For Qualifying Families
Food Substitutions
Affordable Connectivity Program
Summer Meals
Job Opportunities
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement


The 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.


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      Pay for Your Child’s 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 Available For Qualifying Families

      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

      Did you know that many families that qualify for Free and Reduced priced meals are also eligible for discounted or reduced priced internet. Visit the Affordable Connectivity Program section for more information.


      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 518-869-3576 ext. 0452.


      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 https://getinternet.gov/, call 877-384-2575, or email acpsupport@usac.org.


      Summer Meal Feeding Sites When School is Out

      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:

      https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks


      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.


      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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , 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:

      Mail: 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

      Email: program.intake@usda.gov
      This institution is an equal opportunity provider