Food Services

M-W food services plans and prepares more than 3,700 nutritionally balanced meals for students every day. The district recognizes the importance of healthy, well balanced nutrition so students are at their best. Menus are available online monthly.

Take a look at this month’s menusFood services staff provides nutritious meals for students.

Free and Reduced Price Meals

Free and reduced-price meals are available to children whose families meet Federal guidelines. Applications are distributed to all students. Only one application is necessary for each household and may be submitted at any time during the school year.

Application Information for Free and Reduced Price meals

Paying for cafeteria meals

Learn more about payment options.

PayPAMS

Through the PayPAMS service, an online meal payment program, parents may create accounts for their children allowing them to purchase school breakfast, lunch and/or snack items.

The PayPAMS website provides a number of convenient features such as:

  • Scheduled recurring payments;Food services provides healthy meals to students
  • Automatic deposits when a child’s account balance runs low;
  • Extended purchase history for the past 90 days; and
  • Low balance email notifications.

To sign up for the online school meal payments for the first time, visit PayPAMS to create an account.

Parents who do not wish to use the online system to pay for school meals can, as always, continue to send cash, check or a money order to school. Please make checks payable to MWCSD Food Services.

Restricting how students spend their cafeteria account

Parents have the option of restricting students from purchasing snacks from their account by filing an Account Restriction Form in (English) or (Español versión) on the Forms page.

Parents specify whether the account funds can be used for meals and/or a la carte choices. Note that the Restriction form limits only prepaid accounts. Students could purchase restricted items with cash.

Food services staff provides healthy meals for students.Nutrition Information and Gluten Free Menu Options

The district provides information on available menu items to assist students to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch in the cafeterias…more

Special Dietary Needs

Reasonable Accommodations: Food substitutions and modifications must be made for students with special dietary needs if:

  • a physician’s statement is on file describing the student’s special dietary needs
  • the physician has indicated the substitutions or modifications that the participant requires.

Please complete the Special Dietary Needs Form on the Forms page.
Procedure:

  • Have form signed by the student’s physician or attach a signed physician’s prescription form
  • Return documentation to the cafeteria at student’s school.
  • Once the form is completed and returned, the school will schedule a meeting with the student’s parent and school staff to discuss the diet prescription and the substitutions/modifications necessary to accommodate the student.
One form per student must be completed for each school year to keep school records up to date. Call the Food Services Office for more information.
Do you have questions, comments or concerns about Food Services? Email them to foodforthought@mw.k12.ny.us.  Response is guaranteed!

Non-discrimination 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:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

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

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.