Return to Headlines

FREE Breakfast & Lunch


 The Food Service Staff at Cuba-Rushford would like to welcome all our students, parents, community members, teachers and administrators.  It is our goal to provide the best service, the highest quality of food, and win the trust of our students along the way.  We want our customers to have an excellent experience in both the Primary Café (Age 3-Grade 5)  and the Rebel Grill (Grades 6-12).

All students receive FREE meals in school for the 2016-17 School year

On the first day of classes in September 2016, Cuba-Rushford School District began providing school meals to all students eating at Cuba-Rushford under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. CEP is a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to students regardless of household income.  This letter was sent to all parents in August 22nd.  Here is a link to the letter with some questions and answers (Q & A).  Click here.

Note: CEP requires the school to provide a complete meal. Individual items, additional items or second meals are not included under the program.

==> IMPORTANT: CEP does not eliminate the need to complete the Community Eligibility Provision Household Income Eligibility form. All families should complete the form (unless they receive SNAP, Medicaid or TANF benefits) and turn it into the building secretary.

Food Services Program

Cuba-Rushford School District offers a lunch program at each of its schools. Menu offerings provide from one third to one half of the daily nutritional requirements for a growing child. Students who bring their own lunch may also purchase any à la cart items.  

Breakfast Lunch prices

Elementary: $1.85 / $2.35
Middle School: $1.85 / $2.35
High School: $1.85 / $2.35
Milk Prices: 50¢

MySchoolBucks- Point of Sale Service in Cafeteria

Cuba-Rushford has partnered with MySchoolBucks Point of Service System to provide accurate online school meal accounts. 

Note: Parents who created accounts originally in MySchool Lunch Money will find that their accounts have been automatically transferred to My School Bucks. Existing usernames and passwords are still valid in the new system.

Students with Food-Based Allergies

In conjunction with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, the Cuba-Rushford School District Food Service Department is required to obtain a physician signed Special Dietary Needs Form for all students with food-based allergies.  This will allow the cafeteria to deviate from the required meal pattern to better service your child's needs.  The Special Dietary Needs Form will ensure that your child’s allergy needs are recorded and on file with the Food Service Department. Please note that this form is in addition to the medication form that you may have completed if you child has an epi-pen or other medication in the school nurse’s office.

The Special Dietary Needs Form should be returned to:

Food Service Department
attn: Crystal Malota
5476 Route 305
Cuba, New York 14727


may also be faxed to 585-968-2651

    No Charge Policy

    The school district in 2013 adopted a 'NO CHARGE' policy.  Students are not able to take a meal if they do not have money in their lunch account or cash on hand.

    We now have more options to allow you to place money on your child(ren)’s account(s):

    1. Paying in person with cash or check
    2. Paying with debit/credit card online through (on our site)
    3. Sending in a check by mail.
    I encourage parents to sit down with your children and develop a plan that addressed:
    1. How you will fund their children’s lunch account (3 options above)
    2. How, when and who will check on their account balances to ensure there are sufficient funds.
    Students, who do not have money on their account, will be given a basic meal that meets the NY State and Federal requirements (Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich and water.)  Students who receive free lunches under the Free and Reduced Lunch Program will not be affected.  Students who receive a reduced pricing will need to fund their account as indicated above.  It is very difficult for students, especially elementary students, when they are not able to purchase a lunch.  Please help us avoid this situation by carefully developing a weekly or monthly plan with your child.

    Should your child (ren) not have money in their account for more than three days, the following process will be followed:

    1. You will receive a call from the Food Service Department.  When you do, we will give you a reminder and or leave a very generic voice mail.  Please take the time to fund your child(ren)'s account.
    2. Unfunded accounts will then be turned over to your child's principal.
    3. The inability of a principal to connect with a parent/guardian and or any person listed in the emergency contacts provided to the district by you in a reasonable time frame will be referred to local authorities to ensure the safety of the child.

    District Lunch Program Policy

    The school food service program policy also provides that there will be no identification or discrimination against any child because of race, religion, sex, color, national origin or inability to pay the full price for a meal or milk.  The policy is available on the left navigational bar.