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Food Services

Central Valley Food Service provides our students with nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch every day school is in session. Meals eaten on campus are free of charge through the Community Eligibility Provision, a federal program that helps underwrite school meal costs in economically disadvantaged communities. Additional items or extra meals are available for purchase using cash or MySchoolBucks. For questions or more information, please contact Food Service Director Dominick Mauro at 315-894-5000 ext 55302 or dmauro@cvalleycsd.org.

  • Central Valley School District provides school meals to all students eating at Central Valley under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. CEP is a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to students regardless of household income.

    Note: CEP requires the school to provide a complete meal. Individual items, additional items or second meals are not included under the program.

    CEP does not eliminate the need to complete the Community Eligibility Provision Household Income Eligibility form. All families should complete the form (unless they receive SNAP, Medicaid or TANF benefits)

    What is a complete meal?

    A student must choose:

    • One serving of fruit or vegetable

    AND

    • Two servings (one from two of the following categories):

      • Meat or meat alternate

      • Grains/breads

      • Milk

    The chart below shows examples of items that might be offered at a meal:

    FOOD CATEGORY

    BREAKFAST

    LUNCH

    Meat/meat alternate

    low-fat sausage, lo-fat yogurt

    cheeseburger, taco, chicken fingers

    Fruit

    canned or fresh fruit, fruit juice

    canned or fresh fruit

    Vegetable

    not normally offered

    tossed salad, hot vegetable

    Grains/breads

    cereal, toast, bagel, muffin, pancake

    roll, pizza, sandwich

    Milk

    1% or skim milk

    1% or skim milk

  • CEP requires the school to provide a complete meal. Individual items, additional items, or second meals are not included under the program.

    Grades PreK-1

    • Extra breakfast is $1.85
    • Extra lunch is $3.10
    • Extra milk is $0.50
    • Extra lunch entrée is $1.75

    Grades 2-4

    • Extra breakfast is $1.85
    • Extra lunch is $3.10
    • Extra milk is $0.50
    • Extra lunch entrée is $1.75

    Grades 5-12

    • Extra breakfast is $1.85
    • Extra lunch is $3.10
    • Extra milk is $0.50
    • Extra lunch entrée is $1.75

     

    Complete list of all cafeteria prices - student and adult

  • Students can purchase additional milk, entrées, and snack items using cash or with money placed on their student accounts.

    How student accounts work

    • Parents/guardians place money on their student(s) account(s) .
    • Each student receives a unique account that they access with a PIN.
    • Money can only be spent on cafeteria food purchases.
    • Gives parents an accounting of how money is being spent.

    Added benefits

    • This is a debit account. Students can only spend what is in their account. They cannot "charge."
    • Students cannot take cash out of the account. The money can only be used for cafeteria purchases.
    • Staff teaches students how to use the system and helps with forgotten PINs.

    Adding money to the account

    • Send cash or check (payable to Central Valley School District Cafeteria) with your child to school, or
    • Use a credit card via MySchoolBucks. MySchoolBucks charges $2.75 per deposit.
    • A single deposit can be used for multiple children within the family.
  • Form has nothing to do with free meals

    Although Central Valley provides free meals to all students who eat in Central Valley schools, the district risks losing a portion of its federal school aid because parents are not completing household income forms. Please help by filling out one Community Eligibility Provision Household Income Eligibility form per household. All families should complete the form (unless they receive SNAP, Medicaid or TANF benefits).

    Community Eligibility Provision Household Income Eligibility form

  • Under the Central Valley Central School District Wellness Policy, all four Central Valley schools will put greater emphasis on educating children about making healthy food choices, encouraging students to exercise by making it more fun than work, and make sure children are making healthy food choices while at school.

  • Central Valley CSD is committed to protecting the health and safety of all students. This includes our students with physician-confirmed food allergies. Please refer to Accommodating Students with Special Dietary Needs Policy & Procedure for more information and for a copy of the form your health care professional must complete. If you cannot download the document and form, or for any questions, please contact your school nurse or one of the food service employees listed on the right of this webpage.

  • Non-Discrimination Statement

    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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

    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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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.

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

More Information

Director of Food Services

Dominick Mauro
Central Valley Academy
111 Frederick St.
Ilion, NY 13357
Phone: 315-894-5000 ext 55302
Email: dmauro@cvalleycsd.org


Cook Manager

Mike Maiorano
Central Valley Academy
111 Frederick St.
Ilion, NY 13357
Phone: 315-894-5000 ext 55302
Email: mmaiorano@cvalleycsd.org

Barringer Road Elementary

Shelly Siefried, Head Cook
326 Barringer Road
Ilion, NY 13357
Phone: 315-894-5000 ext 65300
Email: ssiefried@cvalleycsd.org
 


Fisher Elementary

Mary Szewczyk, Head Cook
10 Fisher Ave.
Mohawk, NY 13407
Phone: 315-894-5000 ext 71161
Email: mszewczyk@cvalleycsd.org

Jarvis Middle School

Lori Salvagni, Head Cook
28 Grove St.
Mohawk, NY 13407
Phone: 315-894-5000 ext 81113
Email: lsalvagni@cvalleycsd.org
 


Central Valley Academy

Dave VanVolkenburg, Head Cook
111 Frederick St.
Ilion, NY 13357
Phone: 315-894-5000 ext 55302
Email:dvanvolkenburg@cvalleycsd.org