Goshen offers breakfast and lunch to all students. We
serve more than 1,400 reimbursable - complete lunches per day.
In addition, eating a good breakfast is beneficial to
our students. In fact, the USDA has determined that eating breakfast
helps improve math, reading and standardized test scores; improves
memory and performance; and decreases behavioral issues.
Like lunch, breakfast is served each day. If there is
a two-hour delay, breakfast will not be served. Lunch will be served
each full day, even on a three-hour delay.
To save time, we encourage you to pre-pay for your
student's meals by placing money on the student’s account. For more
information, visit the
Prepaid Cash Accounts page.
MySchoolBucks, our new online school meal payment
In September 2016, the
Goshen Central School District began using MySchoolBucks, a secure,
online payment system that allows parents to quickly deposit money into
their child’s school meal account at their own convenience.
Free and reduced-price meals are available to
children who meet Federal guidelines. Applications are located in the
center of the school calendar and are listed below in Adobe PDF format.
Only one application is needed per family.
Applications for the 2016-17 school year should be
submitted by October 1. Students who received
benefits during the prior school year will continue to receive benefits
until October 14. Completed applications should be returned to the Food
Service Department or a school nurse.
Please be sure to check out the links on the
right-hand column. They will provide more information about our program,
such as menus and student accounts.
If you have any questions please contact the Food
Service Department at (845) 615-6490.
Order your child's birthday treats
through the Food Services Department! Price per class is based on a
class size of 15. Place your order at least one week in advance. Payment
is due with order. Please note - the price increase of gluten
free cookies is due to an increase in the cost to the district.
Print the order form (PDF)
The National Hunger Hotline, 1-866-3-HUNGRY, operated
by WhyHunger, is a toll-free phone number available to people in need of
food assistance. Families can call the National Hunger Hotline to find
summer meal sites in their communities.
Visit the USDA website to enter the zip code and zoom
out for area locations.
In January 2012, at the direction of the Healthy
Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by Congress, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a final rule to
promote the health of America’s school children. The rule establishes
new, science-based nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and
School Breakfast Programs.1 These standards are based on the
recommendations of doctors, nutritionists, and other experts, and are
designed to ensure that taxpayer-funded school meals reinforce the
efforts of parents who are trying to instill their children with healthy
eating habits and lifestyles in the face of the nation’s growing child
The new standards identify the healthy ranges for
five categories of food--fruits, vegetables, grains, meats or meat
alternatives, and fluid milk--as well as the healthy ranges for total
calories, saturated and trans fat, and sodium. For the grains and the
meats/meat alternates components there are science-based, age
appropriate daily minimum quantities, as well as weekly minimum
and maximum quantities for total calories.
Goshen School’s submission of certification
documentation for January 2013 was approved as meeting the interim rule
as set forth in this Act.