116 Volney St.
Phoenix, NY 13135
FAX: (315) 695-1201 (315) 695-1573 E -mail: info@phoenixcsd.org


Welcome to Food Service  

Healthy minds are fueled by healthy foods! Students perform better in the classroom, are more focused and more active when they eat meals that are well-balanced and nutritious. To this end, the Phoenix Central School District Food Service Department offers breakfast and lunch for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and works diligently to keep meal prices affordable. The 2017-18 meal prices are $1.55 for breakfast (at all schools), $2.60 for lunch at Michael A. Maroun Elementary, $2.65 for lunch at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School and John C. Birdlebough High School. Checks may be written out to “Phoenix CSD Food Service Dept.” Adult lunch prices are $4.00. On average, the district serves more than 237,000 healthy meals each school year. 

Quick Links
> Free and Reduced Price Meals
Apply for free/reduced price meals. Follow the instructions and submit the application once it is complete.
Application (English)
Application (Spanish)
Fact Sheet

> Newsletter
Check out the link and learn about the PCSD's school nutrition program. You'll find answers to frequently asked questions.

> FoodKeeper App Designed for Smart Food Storage
Check out the USDA's new FoodKeeper app. The FoodKeeper application offers users storage advice about more than 400 foods and beverages, including types of baby food, dairy products, eggs, meat, poultry, produce, seafood, and more.


My School Bucks
PCSD is excited to offer MySchoolBucks! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for free. 
>Payment and registration information 

  Smart Choice Café
The Phoenix Central School District School Nutrition Team works with a registered dietitian through the Smart Choice Café program to offer the healthiest menu items possible to fuel healthy minds and active learners at every grade level. Fresh fruit, whole grains, reduced fat dairy and a variety of vegetables have been part of our regular menu for several years and we follow "Choose Sensibly" guidelines developed by the NYS School Nutrition Association.

> Learn more about Smart Choice Café
  Free/Reduced Meal Information           
Yes, there IS such a thing as a FREE LUNCH! Your child may be able to receive free or reduced (.25 cent) breakfast and lunch! Anyone can apply and the school nutrition team can help!
  USDA Food and Nutrition Programs and Services         
Learn more about the food and nutrition programs and services offered through the United States Department of Agriculture. This includes food distribution programs, child nutrition programs, and supplemental nutrition assistance programs 
> Learn more about USDA Food and Nutrition Programs and Services
  Host a School Lunch Birthday Bash
We would like to help you celebrate your child's birthday at school! Birthday Pizza Party packages are available at each school building and include a choice of pizza, plates, birthday napkins and ice cream for the birthday boy or girl. Downloaded a return the order form to the kitchen manager at your child's school.
> Birthday Bash Order Forms [pdf]
  Summer Lunch Program
Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition. The Summer Lunch Program provides free, nutritious meals to children in the Phoenix community.
> Summer Lunch Program
Food is Fun
Get kids excited about nutrition and making healthy choices by letting them help in the meal preparation process. They will learn to read and follow instructions while also feeling the satisfaction of creating a delicious dish. Visit some of the useful websites prepared for you by the school nutrition team at your child's/children's school.
> Recipes and Ways to Make Food Fun

On the Path to Health and Wellness
Good nutrition habits serve as the foundation of a child’s overall well-being, and the Phoenix Food Service Department wants to strengthen that foundation for each student. To guide students along the path to health and wellness, the district’s Food Service team has served up several helpful resources.

> How to Make Health and Wellness a Priority 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Are you a caring, dedicated professional who is ready to serve the students of the Phoenix Central School District? The Food Service Department is currently looking for food service professionals who are available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Successful candidates would start as a substitute in the Food Service Department and can apply for a permanent employment as positions become available. Shifts vary and start at $10.40/hour. Food service, retail and cashier experience are very helpful. Complete the application below and submit by in person or by mail to: Phoenix Central School District, 11 Oneida Street, Phoenix, NY 13135, ATTN: Patty Barber. (Office is located on the Cherry Street side of the building, not the railroad tracks side. Please enter through door labeled FOOD SERVICE, ring bell for entry.) Or, applications can be faxed to (315) 695-6259. The Phoenix Central School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
> Non-Instructional Employment Application

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:


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 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)   email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.