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Food Service

Numerous studies have proved a positive relationship between good eating habits and learning in school. 

In support of that effort, the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District Food Service Department provided approximately 253,000 meals during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

New in 2023-2024 

The District is pleased to announce a meal certification option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program called the Community Eligibility Provision. This certification allows our schools to offer both breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students during the entire 2023-2024 academic year, and following three years (2024-2025, 2025-2026, and 2026-2027).

Each student will be allowed one full breakfast and one full lunch per day, under the certification. Students will be charged for individual items and double meals, which can be purchased using personal checks, cash, or cashless payments through MySchoolBucks. A credit/debit card, e-check, personal check, and cash are accepted forms of payments.

All families are asked to complete the Community Eligibility Form and submit it to Food Service Department at school or by emailing

Allergies/Meal Modification Process

Please notify your school nurse of any food allergies. All meal modifications must have a written note, submitted by a state licensed healthcare professional to the school nurse. The note must include the name of the allergen (food) and how it affects the student if exposed.

All allergy information will then be provided to the Midlakes Food Services staff from the school nurse. It is important that the school nurses receives this information first.


Families may use a convenient and secure prepayment service to deposit funds into a child’s meal account. The service offers families the ability to view a child’s account balance, meal history and more at 

MySchoolBucks allows families to handle prepayments for their children enrolled at Midlakes from a single account. A credit/debit card, e-check, personal check, and cash are accepted forms of payments. For more information, contact the McSchoolBucks at or email the district’s Food Service Department at

School Menus

All school menus for both buildings (breakfast and lunch) can be printed and translated online using the tools on our website. Breakfast and lunch menus along with a list of a la carte items can be found on the website under each individual school and the Food Service sections under the “Departments” dropdown menu.

EBT Food Benefits

The Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District does not administer the P-EBT food benefits program, which provides temporary benefits to households with children who would have received free school lunches under the National School Act, if not for a reduction of in-person learning due to the pandemic.

For more information on P-EBT food benefits for New York State residents, visit the state's Frequently Asked Questions page or call (888) 328-6388.

Additional Resources

►Elementary Meal Menus
►Secondary Meal Menus
►Community Eligibility Form

photo of Chefs Salad by Midlakes Food Service

Contact Us

Families may contact the Food Service Department by calling (315) 548-6415 or emailing

Additional Resources

►Elementary Meal Menus
►Secondary Meal Menus
►Community Eligibility Form