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Food Services

The North Colonie Central School District provides students and staff with a variety of well-balanced meal options inside our school cafeterias. 

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department’s website, which emphasizes the importance of nutrition and fitness while providing helpful learning tools to teachers, parents, and students.


North Colonie uses Linq Connect as a secure and convenient way for parents to pay for their child’s meals. Once you create an account, you can:

  • set up automatic payments
  • make manual payments
  • view account balances
  • receive low balance notifications
  • monitor your child’s spending
  • view payment history

We encourage parents to take advantage of the option to prepay, as this helps our lunch lines go faster and gives our students more time to eat, relax and play.

School Meal Menus

All menus are regularly updated and can be viewed here.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Children who meet federal income guidelines may be eligible to receive full schools meals for free.

Prohibition Against Meal Shaming

It is the district’s goal to provide students with access to nutritious no-cost or low-cost meals each school day and to ensure that a student whose parent/guardian has unpaid meal charges is not shamed or treated differently than a student whose parent/guardian does not have unpaid meal charges.

Meal Charge Policy

Although payment for school meals is typically due at the time of the sale (through a prepaid balance, cash or some other means), the North Colonie Central School District recognizes that at times, students are unable to make this payment for a variety of reasons. The district has established a school meal charge policy to provide clear information about how these situations will be handled, including steps designed to avoid any embarrassment of children.

View the district’s Meal Charge Policy.

Food Services

Lisa Ostrowski
Director of Food & Nutrition Services
Phone:  (518) 785-8591 x3143

Alex Clements
Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition Services
Phone: (518) 785-8591 x3141

For information specific to your child’s building, visit the Food Services website.



  • Breakfast: $2.00
  • Lunch: $3.25

Shaker Middle School, Shaker High School and Private Schools

  • Breakfast: $2.25
  • Lunch: $3.50