Food Services

About MCSD Food Services 

a young girl is holding a tray of food

The Monticello Central School District provides healthy school meals – both breakfast and lunch – free for all students attending school in the district.

All students enrolled at Emma Chase Elementary, George Cooke Elementary, Kenneth Rutherford Elementary, Robert J. Kaiser Middle and the Monticello High Schools have access to a  healthy breakfast and lunch each day at school at no charge. There is no fee to be paid or application to be submitted.

Students may purchase additional items a la carte.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why Monticello Central School District makes sure all of its students have access to breakfast every morning.  Should your elementary school child arrive after the bell, our Food Service workers will make sure your child still has the opportunity to jump-start their learning with a wholesome breakfast.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Food Service Department  at (845) 794-8840 ext. 10970.

A note about menus: please be advised that like many other industries, the food services team is experiencing major vendor and supply challenges. We are striving to work within the meal patterns as much as possible. We appreciate your flexibility in the event of unanticipated menu changes. 

Summer Meals 

District residents ages 18 and under are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months. There is no registration required, simply show up at one of the meal distribution sites during the scheduled times (child must be present in order to receive a meal). 

Meals will be provided at the following locations/times/dates:

July 8 – Aug. 15

Monticello High School 
39 Breakey Ave. 
Monticello, NY 12701

Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

July 8 – July 31

Robert J. Kaiser Middle School
45 Breakey Ave Monticello, NY 12701

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Lunch: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

July 1 – Aug. 16 

Thompson Town Park
179 Town Park Rd Monticello, NY 12701

Breakfast: 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Children participating in the following program(s) will be provided free meals:

Liberty Partnership Program

112 College Rd Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759

July 8 – Aug. 15

Breakfast: 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 1 – 1:30 p.m. 

St. John St. Education Center

22 St John St Monticello, NY 12701

July 8 – Aug. 16 

Breakfast: 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Lunch: 10 – 11:30 a.m. 


Read the full SFSP notice to the community

Lunch Menus 

July Summer Meals Menu

August Summer Meals Menu

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant

a young girl is looking at fresh fruit and vegetables on a cart

Thanks to a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant from New York state, fresh fruit ad vegetable carts are available in all of our schools throughout the school day. Staff and students may visit the cart at any point during the school day for a healthy snack. See what’s available on the cart


MySchoolBucks is a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service that allows parents to deposit money into their child’s school meal account at any time.

Parents can also view balances and print a record of recent purchases. To access the service:

  1. Visit
  2. Create an account for your child. You’ll need your child’s name, nine-digit student ID number and school ZIP code. The student ID number MUST include the leading zeros to total nine digits. 
  3. Add money to your child’s school meal account.

Child Nutrition Program 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:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Questions? Contact the Food Services director at 845-794-8840, ext. 10970 or