school lunch


Free meals for all children ages 18 or under will be provided this summer from July 5 through August 5, 2022.

Free breakfast & lunch for children will be available Monday through Friday at 8:30am and 11:45am respectively beginning on July 6. Main Campus meals will be served from Coxsackie-Athens Middle School Cafeteria.  This year it is planned that meals will also be available from the EJA Main Office. Signs will be posted.

No registration or income requirements are needed.  Anyone 18 years old or younger can receive a free meal, regardless if they are a district resident. If you have questions, please contact the Food Service Director, Mary DiStefano at 518-731-1821.

Coxsackie-Athens Central School District provides free summer meals for kids in partnership with the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

August 2022 Menus



Welcome back everyone! As a friendly reminder, Coxsackie-Athens CSD will be returning to charging for school meals this year. Please be sure to fund your student’s meals account by paying online with MySchoolBucks.

Get Started Today:

  1. Go to or download the mobile app

  2. Create your free account and add your students using their school name/student ID

  3. View cafeteria purchases and add funds using your credit/debit card or electronic check


apply online

my school apps

Below, please find a link for Free and Reduced Price School Meals.  This application is not necessary for CEP participation.  However, data collected assists with other non-related programs that are important to our school and your student.  By subscribing to this app families are able to complete the application process right from your home.

Healthy School Menus

"If a sharp mind is the basis for learning, healthful meals are the food for thought.”

With childhood obesity rates at an all time high, crafting healthy school lunch menus that appeal to kids has never been more important. We offer fresh, interesting and healthy menus that meet USDA nutritional guidelines.

Recipe Development

Coxsackie Athens School District menu development process begins with a review of our extensive recipe database with resources from locally grown fruit and vegetables and USDA commodity products.  And coming soon, Farm To School initiatives.

All menus are created through our USDA-approved nutritional analysis software to make sure that all comply and meet age-appropriate targets for calories, total fat (30% or less) and saturated fat (10% or less). Our nutritional analysis also makes sure that our menus provide the proper levels of protein, vitamins, fiber, minerals, calcium and sodium for our students.

Please see our Meal Shaming Policy, where our goal is to ensure that students are not shamed or treated differently for paid/unpaid meal fees.

Coxsackie-Athens Central School District is committed to the optimal development of every student. To achieve personal, academic, developmental and social success, we need to create positive, safe and health promoting learning environments at every level, in every setting, throughout the school year. Please see our Wellness Policy for more information.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact Mary DiStefano at 518-731-1821 or

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.