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Food Service

  • Food Service

    MCSD FOOD SERVICE has a new website!


    Check it out at: www.MCSDfoodservice.org


    *Follow MCSD Food Service on Facebook!!  https://www.facebook.com/Mechanicville-City-School-Food-Service-102669628013982/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARC8oOWrzpmaUOZwyDymmlDVb90lCznKZyKHJ-aEsV_nFXFUFrsT869KFsw5Ob4KOs9u6O60dPxlxUEQ


    Free Meals for MCSD Families! Click HERE for more information!! 


    2020-21 Free & Reduced Meal Applications are available by clicking here.  Additional information on the application can be found here.


    Be Aware of Food Allergies


    Letter from Food Service Director Deb Mackey regarding MES going peanut free!


    Over 12 million Americans have food allergies; more than 3 million of them are children (that’s almost 1 out of every 25 kids). The most common allergy-causing foods are peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, etc), milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat and soy.

    There are currently several students in our district with lfe threatening food allergies. Ingestion of the offending food can cause:


    • Tingling in the Mouth
    • Swelling of the tongue and throat
    • Hives
    • Difficulty Breathing
    • And even death


    Food allergies are very serious. It only takes one bite to cause a disaster. Milk is in everything from crackers to vitamins and is frequently used as a filler in many products. A candy that is processed in the same plant that houses peanuts is considered unsafe. While buying a student a snack or an extra treat may be a very nice and totally innocent thing to do, please understand there could be serious consequences. A child crying because the cafeteria staff wouldn’t let them have a particular food item may not understand that it is for their own health and safety.  The school nurse and the cafeteria staff have a list of children with food allergies. If you insist on buying a treat for a student please check the list first.

    It really does only take one bite. CHECK  FIRST !

    For more information on food allergies contact Deb Mackey the building nurse, or go to the Food allergynetwork.com

    State Education Department information on Smart Snacks Standards and fundraisers

    The state and federal governments have established nutritional standards for food served and sold in the school, which includes food sold for fundraisers. 

    For more information, click here. 

    USDA Discrimination Policy

    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington,D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (voice) OR (800) 877-8339 (TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Questions or concerns about the School Lunch Program?

    Please contact Food Service Director Deborah Mackey at dmackey@mechanicville.org or (518) 450-4085.