Lori Audi, Food Services Director
518-283-4600 ext. 22
Online Payments for Food Plans
Free and Reduced Price Meals
The federal Free and Reduced Price School Meals program has provided low-cost or free lunches to students since 1946. It is a completely confidential program. Parents who think they may be eligible are highly encouraged to contact Food Services Director Lori Audi for an application. Applications must be filled out each year. This can be done anytime during the school year. Income eligibility information is available here.
Special Occasion Snack Menu Available
Elementary parents who would like an easy snack solution for special occasions at school can have the Food Services program take care of it for them. For $1.50 a student, a snack, beverage and paper products can be provided. Please provide a one-week notice. See this flier for more information or contact Food Services Director Lori Audi.
Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeteria
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, proteins, and meals with less fat and salt. Healthier choices at lunch make a healthier school environment and teaches children how to make smart food choices.
If you have any questions, please contact Food Services Director Lori Audi.
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 a meal which will be paid back at a later date. Only a regular lunch or breakfast (not snacks or extras) can be “charged”. After three “charges” Food Services Director Lori Audi will contact the parent or guardian. If there is no resolution Ms. Audi will refer the matter to Principal Dr. Mary Yodis.