School meals are available free of charge, for all children 18 and under, until further notice given by the USDA.  For program details please call Lauren Collica at 845-855-4627 or email for more information on how to get free meals.

Why should you take advantage of free school meals?

1. Every free meal served helps support the food service department.

2. Every household is entitled to receive free meals regardless of previous eligibility qualifications.

3. By ordering free meals, you do not take away from anyone else who may need them.

4. We offer delivery.

5. By ordering meals, you help support local dairy and produce farms.

6. We can help take lunchtime stress off your plate.

7. It is comforting for your students to have something familiar from school while learning at home.

8. Let us help you save on the cost of lunch.

9. Meals are free for all students who learn at home or at school!

10. We take pride and joy in feeding PCSD students!



1. Cada comida gratis servida ayuda a apoyar al departamento de servicio de alimentos.

2. Todos los hogares están completos para recibir comidas gratis independientemente de las calificaciones de elegibilidad anteriores.

3. Al ordenar comidas gratis, no se las lleva nadie más que las pueda necesitar.

4. Ofrecemos entrega.

5. Al pedir comidas, ayudas a apoyar las granjas de productos lácteos y productos agrícolas locales.

6. Podemos ayudar a eliminar el estrés de la hora del almuerzo de su plato.

7. Es reconfortante para los estudiantes tener algo familiar de escuela mientras aprenden en casa.

8. Permítanos ayudarle a ahorrar en el costo del almuerzo.

9. Las comidas son gratuitas para todos los estudiantes que aprenden en casa o en la escuela.

10. ¡Nos enorgullece y nos alegra alimentar a los estudiantes de PCSD!

Director of Food Services & Wellness

Lauren Collica
Pawling Central School District Food Service Department
Food Service Director: Lauren Collica
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.

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.

Pawling School is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE! MySchoolBucks provides:

Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or with the Mobile App for your iPhone, Android or Windows phone!
Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district. Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
Security MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.
Enrollment is easy!
1. Go to and register for a free account.
2. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.
3. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
4. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you
choose, before you are charged.
If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:
Visit and click on Help/FAQ’s
Thank you,
Pawling Schools

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:, 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:

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: 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:

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.