Food Service Director
(518) 283-4600 ext. 22
To pay for school meals online, visit MySchoolBucks payment system.
Parents who may be eligible for free or reduced price meals for their children are encouraged to inquire about the federal Free and Reduce Price School Meals/Milk Program. This program is completely confidential. Please note, applications for the program must be filled out each year, even if you have participated in the program previously. Applications can be submitted anytime during the school year.
Elementary school parents who would like any easy snack solution for special occasions can have the school cafeteria program take care of it for them! For $1.50 a student, a snack and beverage can be provided along with necessary paper products. Please give one-week advanced notice. For more information see this flier or email Food Services Director Lori Audi or call her at 283-4600 ext. 22.
Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeteria
Like all schools, Gardner-Dickinson follows federal standards that help ensure meals are healthy and well balanced to provide students with the nutrition they need to succeed in school.
Students now have more options to enjoy fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins with meals containing less fat and salt. Healthier choices at lunch make a healthier school environment and teaches children how to make smart food selections that will hopefully carry with them throughout their lives.
If you have any questions about how the cafeteria staff is meeting these federal standards, please email Food Services Director Lori Audi or call her at 283-4600 ext. 22.
Meal Charge Policy
If a student forgets to bring money for a school lunch or breakfast, the district will allow the student to "charge" the cost of his/her meal, which will be paid back at a later date. However, only a regular lunch or breakfast can be "charged", not snack or extras. After three "charges", Food Service Director Lori Audi will contact the parent or guardian. If there is no resolution, Ms. Audi will refer the matter to Principal Mary Yodis.