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Lunch prices & payment

Lunch prices for 2023-24 are as follows:
Breakfast, $1.75
Lunch, $2.75
Breakfast, $1.75
Lunch, $3
Funds can be added to your child's MySchoolBucks account to pay for ala carte items, additional meals and snacks.

Point of Sale System:

We no longer have the cash-for-tickets system in place at Red Hook Central School District. It has been replaced by a new Point of Sale System (POS).

What does this mean?

Each student in school has a student ID# which we use to link your payments to your child's lunch account. Pre-payments are credited to your child’s account. 

How do I Prepay?

Pre-payments can be made by check or cash. Checks are to be made out to RHCSD Cafeteria. Please include your student's ID number on the check. Please put the pre-payment in an envelope & seal it. On the outside of the envelope, write the student’s name, ID#, teacher’s name and grade level. Have your child bring the envelope to:

  • Mill Road Students: Give the envelope to your teacher. These envelopes will be sent to the cafeteria manager's office.
  • Linden Avenue Students: Bring with you to Cafeteria at Breakfast or Lunch and hand to the cashier.
  • High School Students: Bring with you to the Cafeteria at Breakfast or Lunch and hand to the cashier.   
  • OR use the mySchoolBucks program.
  • My School Bucks - Save Today with OnePay
Food Services Director Lawrence Anthony

Welcome to the food services department. Find menus on our school menu page. Breakfast appears on the lunch menu.

Find information and forms on the Free and Reduced Lunch Resources page or you can email or call us at 758-2241 ex 38010.  A free or reduced status assists us with funding and provides benefits for your family.  If your student is considering a college track, they are entitled to SATs at no charge, as well as fee waivers on college applications. That savings can add up!

For any questions about the school lunch program, please reach out to us at, and follow us on Facebook for updated menus and other info.  

The Food Services Department continues to be committed to providing your child with safe and nutritious meals for the upcoming school year.

To ensure everyone’s safety, we follow all CDC, SED and Department of Health safety measures for food handling by practicing glove usage, washing, rinsing and sanitizing all kitchen equipment, counter tops and utensils.

Did you know?

There are five components that make up a full meal: Protein, grains such as rice, pasta or whole grain bread; vegetable, fruit and milk. We have an "Offer vs. Serve" program for K-12 students.

What is offer vs. serve?

Offer vs. Serve means you are allowed three (3) components on your tray to be considered a Full Meal. Three of the five components must be either a fruit or a vegetable. A hamburger on a whole wheat roll is considered two components, protein and whole grain; a slice of whole wheat pizza is considered to be two components, once again the protein and whole grain.   If you are not that hungry, you can choose the slice of pizza and a fruit, vegetable or milk.  If you are very hungry, you can choose all five components offered. If you are a vegetarian and the entrée offered is meat based, you can choose the whole grain, vegetable, fruit, with or without milk to qualify as a full meal.

Why am I charged extra as a la carte if I do not take all three items?

The state and federal government give us money to support your cafeteria program if full meals are purchased. This tells the state and federal government we are offering your student nutritious, well balanced meals. You are charged extra if you do not take the three (3) items because we are not holding up to our end of the bargain in the state's eyes of giving your student a nutritious, well balanced meal. We will not receive our federal and state aids which helps the district with our food services expenses… hence you are charged a la carte prices.