School Nutrition Parent Guide 2021-2022

USDA National School Meal Waivers have been extended!  Free breakfast and lunch meals at school for all students for the entire 2021-2022 school year!  

First Breakfast K-12....................FREE

First Lunch K-12.........................FREE

There is still additional cost for a la carte items.  A la carte items include but are not limited to snacks and bottled water.  A la carte items are priced accordingly.  

Although school meals are available at no cost to students this school year, applying for meal benefits is still very important! By applying for meal benefits you may be eligible for the following:

  • P-EBT Funding
  • Free or reduced fees for sports
  • Reduced registration fees for AP Exams
  • Discounted rates on college application fees

Your application affects funding in many areas!

  • School Funding
  • Internet & Technology
  • Access to grants
  • Resources for classrooms, teachers & children

Packed Lunch Power Pack

If your child prefers to bring their favorite lunch from home, try our FREE fresh add on items to go with your packed lunch.  Students must take all three to be free which would include a fruit, vegetable, and milk for free.  

Student Lunch Account

All students are issued a student identification number when they enter the Carmel Central School District.  We encourage you to work with your student to memorize this number.  Students will use the code throughout their time in the district to identify themselves at the register.   The use of this number speeds up service for all students and gives them more time to enjoy their lunch.  

Although we will be accepting cash and issuing change this year, we continue to encourage students to use their lunch account as much as possible.  If you have not done so, please go to and create an account.  Funds can be deposited on-line via the website, by the using the MySchoolBucks app, or in the cafeteria with a cash payment or check payable to "CCSD Cafeteria Account".  

Please remember students are not permitted to charge negative on their lunch fund accounts.  

Food Allergies

Healthcare provider notes must be sent to the school nurse.  The school nurse will inform the cafeteria staff and a note will be placed on your child's account.  

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.