School Nutrition

During the 2023-24 school year, East Rochester Schools will be implementing meals at no cost for all students through a New York State Community Eligibility Provision approved in the recent State Budget. Please be aware that this includes one breakfast and one lunch every day but does not apply to a la carte items and additional meals.

Households are still asked to fill out an application, as the information collected in these applications are used by the district for purposes that extend beyond meals, including both family and the district’s eligibility for additional funding opportunities. Applications are included in the printed calendar and on our website, under the forms and applications tab

If you have any further questions, please contact Food Services Director Matt Cusimano through email at [email protected] or by phone at (585) 248-6342.


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Good nutrition is critical to student achievement. A well-nourished student will generally have better attendance, be more attentive, and have more energy to take on the day’s activities. The School Nutrition Program provides tasty, nutritious, and reasonably priced breakfasts and lunches to both students and staff.

Free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches will be available for families who meet eligibility criteria. Families can apply for free or reduced-price meals by completing the application forms distributed to parents as part of the school calendar. Additional copies are available from the elementary and junior/senior high school offices, or can be downloaded from the ‘Departments/School Nutrition/Forms and Applications’ link on the district’s homepage.

Funds can be deposited into a student’s account through the use of Payments are also accepted through cash or checks at the cashier station. This site will list a 30-day history of student purchases allowing parents and guardians to track their student’s purchases. You will need your child’s student ID number to use this service. If you don’t know your child’s ID number, then give the school office a call and they can look it up for you. You can also download the app so students and parents alike can stay on top of lunch money needs. Look for the “My School Bucks” App (pictured here) in both Apple and Android app stores.

My School Bucks app image

  My School Bucks 

The food service department is made up of professionals that are dedicated to students’ health and wellbeing. We support and promote healthy habits for lifelong nutrition practices. Meals, foods, and beverages sold at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA dietary guidelines. We stride to provide all students with access to a variety of healthy affordable and appealing foods.

You can contact School Nutrition Director Matt Cusimano at [email protected].

You can also reach the School Business Official, Staci SanSoucie, at [email protected].