BKW Food and Nutrition

Elementary School Menu | Secondary School Menu

A Message from the BKW Food Service Department

Dear BKW Families: 

We hope you are well!  With the warm weather upon us the BKW food service department would like to remind you that the meals being delivered contain items that need refrigeration. Meals that are being placed on porches or doorsteps should be moved to a fridge in a timely manner.  Once food is delivered BKW assumes no responsibility. 

We are taking extra precautions to ensure we are safely preparing and delivering meals each week and we want to make sure your food is staying as fresh as possible.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns: Claire.Groudine@bkwschools.org

Stay Well & Safe,
Claire Groudine, Food Service Director

Meal Program Information During School Closure: 

The district will be providing meals during the school closure to any student in the BKW school district.

Meal Pickup Information

For Meal Pick-Ups: Every Monday between 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Please pick up meals at BKW high school. Directions: Drive towards BKW high school main entrance and head left. You will see a garage door to your right. Please pull up to the door to the left of the garage and ring the bell. Meals will be brought out to your car. 

Menu for Week of 5/25-5/29:

Breakfast: Assorted Cereal, Yogurt/Graham Crackers, Whole Grain Muffin, Variety of Fruit
All breakfasts served with a variety of milk
Lunch: 
Whole Grain Bagel with Cream Cheese, Cheese Stick, Fruit/Veg
Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cheese Stick, Fruit/Veg
Taco Kit: Soft Taco, Taco Meat, Cheese, Salsa, Fruit 
Mozzarella Sticks, Marinara Sauce, Whole Grain Roll, Fruit/Veg
All lunches served with a variety of milk 

Meal Home Delivery Information

The district will be making home deliveries to all who are in need of a breakfast and lunch. In an effort to save time, resources, and limit exposure to others, five days worth of breakfast and lunch will be delivered every Monday. Expect deliveries between 9:30 a.m. and noon. All are welcome to receive breakfast and lunch meals free of charge.  If you are interested in meal delivery, please call the transportation office at 518-872-1126 and leave your students name and address.
Note: Backpack Program deliveries are being combined with Monday deliveries. 
We will be sending a bus to the Green Acres Mobile Home Park, Pine Park and Leaning Evergreen.  If you see a bus, and we haven’t stopped at your home, please stop us so that we may distribute your packages.  
We are working with our town partners in making sure everyone is fed; if you know of someone in need, please reach out to the Amy Santandrea at the Transportation Department.
Thank you and stay healthy and safe!
Here is what you need to know:
  • Meals are for all children who attend BKW schools
  • All meals will be at no cost to the family
  • Alternate options available for allergies
  • Additionally, through many generous donations, we will also have representatives from the Town of Berne Youth Council accompanying us on Tuesday and Thursday to distribute food bags to anyone in need at these sites

Meal Information While School is in Session

Meal Costs

  • Elementary/Middle/High School Breakfast — $1.70
  • Elementary School Lunch — $2.80
  • Middle/High School Lunch — $2.90
  • Extra Milk – $50 cents

Farm to School

The BKW Food Services department is striving to provide students with more fresh fruits and vegetables. Our goal is to expose students to more fresh and local produce, as well as educate students about where their food comes from.

This year, we will be starting Harvest of the Month where we will featuring a locally grown fruit or vegetable each month for students to learn about and taste test.  Additionally, we will be incorporating a number of locally produced and grown New York State foods throughout our menus. 

Harvest of the Month
To be determined

School Prohibition Against Lunch Shaming Plan

BKW Schools does not engage in practices that would draw attention to any student who does not have lunch money or whose parents have not paid lunch account balances. Read the plan.

MySchoolBucks Online Payment System

The BKW Food Service Department is excited to provide parents a convenient, easy and secure online pre-payment service to deposit money into your child’s school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view your child’s account balance through a website called MySchoolBucks.com. By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find the lunch lines move along much faster so your child has more time to eat and be with friends.

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program

BKW students are urged to take advantage of free and reduced-price meals at school. This confidential program is available to students from households that meet federal income guidelines. Even if you are not sure that you qualify, you can still apply. The Free and Reduced Lunch Program is coordinated for BKW Schools by the Capital Region BOCES Regional Food Service Management Program. If you have questions or would like assistance with an application please contact Susan Frank, BOCES Shared Food Service Program Specialist,  at (518) 464-5133. Fax – (518) 862-4903.

Important Update: Beginning July 1, 2019, students approved for reduced price meals will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge. New York State is now covering the cost previously paid by the student. To see if you qualify, please fill out and mail in the attached free/reduced application.

Prepaid Meal Plans

Cash or checks can be sent with your student in a sealed envelope marked “Meal Program.” The student’s name should also be included, and if for an elementary student, please also include the teacher’s name on the envelope.

Online payments can be made through MySchoolBucks.com

Any number of prepaid meals may be purchased at one time.

Food Intolerance & Allergies

If your student has a food allergy or intolerance, please let us know right away. We will need a doctor’s note. Call the school nurse at (518) 872-2030 for a “Diet Prescription” form.

Birthday Baskets (Pre-K through Grade 5)

The BKW elementary cafeteria offers Birthday Baskets that can be delivered to your student’s classroom. It’s affordable and convenient for you and fun and healthy choices for the student’s special day. Birthday Basketball Order Forms will be sent home the month of your student’s birthday.

The USDA Summer Meals Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY or text “FOOD” to 877-877

Families will receive assistance to find the location, meal times, and contact information for summer meals based on their full address, city and/or zip code. The summer meals finder is located in the USDA Department of Agriculture website. This website is easy for families to use as they can access summer meal locations by entering their zip code. No paperwork is necessary. Must be 18 years old or younger.

Elementary School Lunch Menu

Please check back when school resumes

Everyday Breakfast

All Breakfasts include 100% Juice/ Fruit & Milk for $1.70

  • One entrée: Breakfast Sandwich, Bagel with Cream Cheese, Yogurt with Graham Crackers, Cereal (Served with choice of fruit/100 percent fruit juice and low-fat/fat free milk). Friday Breakfast Special: Whole Grain Donuts

    Daily Offerings

    • Assorted Sandwiches, Assorted Salads, Hummus w/ Pita Chips/Vegetables, Yogurt, Cheese Pizza, Protein Box
    • Taste Test Thursday & Harvest of the Month: Each month we will be featuring a LOCAL fruit or vegetable to try
    • Served with each meal: variety of fruit and milk (1% low fat, skim, or 1% chocolate)

    Secondary School Lunch Menu

    Please check back when school resumes

    Everyday Breakfast

    All Breakfasts include 100% Juice/ Fruit & Milk for $1.70

    • One entrée: Breakfast Sandwich, Bagel with Cream Cheese, Yogurt with Graham Crackers, Cereal (Served with choice of fruit/100 percent fruit juice and low-fat/fat free milk). Friday Breakfast Special: Whole Grain Donuts

    Daily Offerings

    • Assorted Sandwiches, Assorted Salads, Hummus w/ Pita Chips/Vegetables, Yogurt, Cheese Pizza, Protein Box
    • Taste Test Thursday & Harvest of the Month: Each month we will be featuring a LOCAL fruit or vegetable to try. 
    • Served with each meal: variety of fruit and milk (1% low fat, skim, or 1% chocolate)