On October 16, 2020 the NYS Education Department shared that the USDA is extending the free meal program for all students now through June 30, 2021.The New York State Education Department (SED) has elected the use of the Nationwide waiver flexibilities provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.
***All Free and Reduced Meal forms can be found at the bottom of this page.***
Remote Ordering Through Nutrislice
We are in the process of implementing a new remote ordering system that is tied into our online menu system through Nutrislice. This system/App will allow parents to order meals for their children by a predetermined cut off time for the next day. We will also have an option to order for the entire week if you so desire. Please be assured that we will also have a cancellation feature, by a pre-determined deadline each morning, should your child be absent. Please be on the lookout for more information and tutorials once we roll this program out.
Letter to Parent/Guardian with Additional Information about MySchoolBucks
The MySchoolBucks website provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance.
*NEW OnePay Membership feature on MySchoolBucks
From that site you will create your account and add money to your child’s school meal account. All you need is your child’s name, student ID number and school ZIP code. The student ID number is not the same as your child’s PIN number that they use in the cafeteria. The number you need is found (at the secondary level) on their schedule and report card. Please contact your child’s school for a student ID number.
At the elementary level, if they need their id number, they need to get that from their school office.
If you have any questions about these services, please feel free to contact the Food Services Department at 315-487-4661. Click on the MySchoolBucks logo to access your MySchoolBucks account.
Please be aware that MySchoolBucks is an independent entity that provides this service to West Genesee. MySchoolBucks collects a service charge for deposits made through their website. Also, the maximum deposit for any one child is currently $120.00 online. We continue to work with MySchoolBucks in an effort to raise the maximum deposit amount allowed per transaction. There is not a service charge for deposits made directly at your child’s school building.
Food Pantry Information for Over the Summer
Many students enjoy breakfast and lunch at school on a regular basis. It is understandable when families find it challenging to provide those meals during school vacations.
Food pantries partner with the Food Bank of CNY to provide low cost, nutritious food to those in need. The following is a list of food pantries and services available in our community to assist families. Please know that you will be serviced by the food pantry nearest your legal address. If you have questions or need assistance please call:
The Interreligious Food Consortium (IRC) weekdays at 315-474-8855 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Their website is: http://www.ifccny.org/.
To locate a Summer Food Service Program site near you:
- Text FOOD to 877877 and a list of sites will be sent to your phone.
- Call the SFSP hotline at (866) 3-HUNGRY.
- Click here to view an interactive map with information on all the summer meal sites in New York State.
- The New York State Department of Health’s Growing Up Healthy Hotline, (800) 522-5006, can also help locate a summer meal site in your community.
- The Food Sense Program is offered by the Food Bank of CNY. It is an opportunity to purchase groceries at a discount. People of any age or income can participate. Call the Senior Center at 315-672-5820 for more information.
Local Food Pantries:
Manna from God Food Pantry
Address: 104 Hudson Avenue, Nedrow, NY 13120
Hours: 2nd & 4th Thursday 10am-12pm
Navarino Community Food Pantry
Address: 4389 S Onondaga Road, Nedrow, NY 13120
Hours: 3rd Thur 10am-Noon & 6:30pm-8pm
Phone: (315) 673-9228
On this webpage you will find the latest information and updates concerning food distribution for students during the District lock down period.