Food Services

Director of Food Services & Wellness

Lauren Collica
Pawling Central School District Food Service Department
Food Service Director: Lauren Collica
Email: CollicaL@pcsdny.org
Phone: 855-4627

 

The PCSD Food Service Department is committed to serving nutritionally balanced and appetizing meals to our students at an affordable price.  We are devoted to fuel our students with nutrient dense foods to help keep them satisfied for a full day of academic success!  We also enjoy feeding our faculty and staff!

We work with local vendors to offer fresh, local foods whenever possible.  We proudly serve Hudson Valley Fresh Milk and utilize the USDA Pilot Produce Program to use USDA entitlement dollars to purchase local produce when in season.

Update for summer:

Visit here to find free summer meals: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

 

We participate in the USDA and NYSED Child Nutrition Programs and abide by all the nutritional guidelines required.

School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program features an “offer vs. serve” plan.  This means we meet regulations of what is offered and students have the option to select what goes on their tray.  We offer 3 to 4 components on a daily basis:

  • Whole Grains
  • Protein
  • Fruits/Vegetables
  • Milk

Students are to select 3 items to make a complete meal.  We always encourage each student to fill their tray with all of our offered components, but a la carte purchasing is always available.

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program features an “offer vs. serve” plan as well.  This means we meet regulations of what is offered and students have the option to select what goes on their tray.  We offer 5 components on a daily basis:

  • Whole Grains
  • Protein
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Milk

Students are to select 3 of the 5 components to make a complete meal.  We always encourage each student to fill their tray with all of our offered components, but a la carte purchasing is always available.

Please feel free to contact the Food Service Office with any questions, concerns, or suggestions at 845-855-4627 or via email; collical@pcsdny.org.

USDA Nondiscrimination 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, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA

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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en linea en:http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_Compliant_6_8_12_0.pdf. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: 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; o

(3)     correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.