Cafeteria Services

Food Services Director, Megan Beck
518-456-6200, ext. 3110

Guilderland schools offer students food choices that adhere to the nutritional requirements set forth by the New York State Education Department under the Child Nutrition Program and the Federal Government under the Department of USDA.

These mandatory requirements look at portion serving sizes for fruits and vegetables, proteins, starches, and milk; and minimum and maximum calories allowed during lunch and breakfast. These required food choices also meet adequate amounts of calcium, fiber, vitamins A, E, D, and limit saturated fats and overall total dietary fat content to maintain a healthy student.

Cafeteria menus

Please click on any link below to view the most current school cafeteria menu.


Breakfast is served daily in the elementary school cafeteria from 7:50-8:15 a.m.;  8-9:00 a.m. in the middle school cafeteria; and 7-7:30 a.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Cafeteria prices

  • K-8 breakfast: $1.95 per day
  • High school breakfast: $2.50 per day
  • Elementary lunch: $2.80 per day
  • FMS lunch: $3.05 per day
  • GHS lunch: $3.05 per day

Reduced-price (breakfast and lunch): $0.25

Milk (white and chocolate): $0.60

Please note: All checks for breakfast/lunch should be made payable to GCSD School Lunch Fund. Parents can also set-up an online payment account for their child(ren) using SchoolCafé.

Free and Reduced Price Meals

In accordance with the National School Lunch Act, Guilderland provides free or reduced price school lunches/breakfasts for students from needy families. Application forms are mailed to district residents each August, included with the district calendar and transportation schedule. Application forms are also available in all individual school main offices.

Note: Interested families must apply each year, even if they have participated in the program during the previous school year.

Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible for free  meals or reduced price meals. Reduced price meals cost each eligible student .25¢ for lunch and .25¢ for breakfast.

Complete an online free and reduced price breakfast/lunch application. 

Incomplete applications cannot be approved, so be sure to fill out all required information.

Children can eat for free during the summer. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or text “FOOD” to 877-877.


Do you have a meeting, classroom party, or function coming up that will be hosted within the district? If so, visit the catering page for more info.

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