Food Services



Buying School Meals

To buy a school meal, 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 PAYPAMS account. 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 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

Federal School Meals Requirements

Shenendehowa complies with the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act providing healthier entrees to our students. The requirements include:

  • Increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables. Students must have ½ cup of fruit or vegetable on their tray for it to count as a full meal.
  • Reducing the sodium in meals over the next 10 years
  • Setting calorie limits for the first time
    • K-5: 650 calories
    • 6-8: 700 calories
    • 9-12: 850 calories
  • Increasing whole grains

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.