Food Services



Transition back to Paid Meals for All Students for 2023-2024

Breakfast and Lunch Prices for the 2023-2024 School Year

  • Elementary Breakfast- $2.00

  • Elementary Lunch– $3.25

  • Middle School/High School Breakfast- $2.25

  • Middle School/High School Lunch– $3.50

*Please keep in mind Milk costs $0.75*

Buying School Meals and Other Items

To buy a school meal or other a la carte items, students can:

  • Pay cash
  • Deposit money on your child’s account by writing a check to School Lunch Fund. The check can be brought to school and given to the cashier in the cafeteria or mailed to 5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
  • Create a prepaid meal account at PAYPAMS allows you to pay for your child’s meals, view the account balance, schedule automatic payments, receive low balance email reminders, view a report of daily spending and cafeteria purchases  To register your child/children:
    • Type in a user name and password. The site will ask you the state where you reside (NY) and you will be guided to Shenendehowa and our school listings. For more information call Shenendehowa Food and Nutrition Services Office at 881-0630.
    • To register your child you will need their student id number. You can find the student id number on the top of your child’s report card or if you have a parent portal account you can find the number on the student’s schedule.
    • PayPams charges a $1.95 transaction fee to the user/parent.
    • If you would like a refund, please contact the Food Service Department at 518-881-0630.
  • If you have any questions regarding this process please call the Food Service Department at (518) 881-0630.


Food Service Price List

Children need healthy meals to learn. To determine if your child(ren)  qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals, please look at the Free and Reduced Meals Packet

Link for Translated Applications

General Information

At Shen:

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables are served every day.
  • Sandwiches are served on whole grain bread.
  • All pasta served is whole grain.
  • Milk is available is in low-fat or fat-free only.
  • Main dishes have been changed to reduce sodium.
  • Dark green and orange vegetables are served on a weekly basis.
  • Dried beans have been incorporated into some of the recipes.