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School Meal Menus

You can view menus, allergens and nutritional values on LINQ Connect by clicking the links below.

Free Meals for All Students

Throughout the 2023-24 school year, the district will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.

All students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge each day of the 2023-24 school year. No application is required to participate in this program.

However, families should complete the Household Income Eligibility Form (HHIE) by Oct. 1. The data gathered from this form allows the district to receive additional state and federal funding, and can qualify students for benefits such as reduced fees for SAT and ACT tests, reduced college application fees, discounts on Chromebook warranties and discounts on monthly internet services and computer purchases. The information from the HHIE form is confidential.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin Wright at erin.wright@neric.org or by calling 518-464-3945.


Breakfast is served every school day from 7:45-9:20 a.m. Students in grades 7-12 can utilize the grab and go breakfast or go to the cafeteria during a study hall.

Research shows that children who eat breakfast:

  • show improvement on math, reading and standardized test scores
  • establish healthier habits for later in life
  • have fewer absences and incidences of tardiness
  • are more likely to behave better in school
  • consume more calcium, fiber, foliate and protein

LINQ Connect

Cambridge CSD uses LINQ Connect for school meal payments. There are four easy steps to creating your free account.

  1. Go to LINQ Connect from any computer, tablet or mobile device: https://linqconnect.com/
  2. Register for a free account
  3. Search for the Cambridge Central School District
  4. Add funds securely to student accounts (or use the LINQ Connect app)

For more information, view the LINQ Connect resource center.

If you have any questions, please contact John Lybert at 518-677-8527, ext. 1427 or john.lybert@cambridgecsd.org.

Policy Against Meal Shaming

The goal of the Cambridge Central School District is to provide student access to nutritious meals each school day and to ensure that a pupil whose parent/guardian has unpaid school meal fees is not shamed or treated differently than a pupil whose parent/guardian does not have unpaid meal fees.

Student Wellness

Given the documented connection between proper nutrition, adequate physical activity and educational success, the Board of Education adopted a student wellness policy to provide district students with a school environment that promotes student health and wellness.

Food Assistance Resources


SNAP provides monthly benefits to buy food at grocery stores, farmers markets, and other locations. SNAP helps families stretch their food budget so kids can get the nutrition they need to learn and grow. Apply for SNAP online at MyBenefits.ny.gov.

The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) offers one-on-one help applying for SNAP. NOEP can tell you if you may be eligible for SNAP, answer questions, and help with your application. It’s free and confidential. Find a NOEP Coordinator near you at FoodHelpNY.org.

Summer Food

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Please visit the USDA website to find a location near you, or text “Summer Meals” to 97779 or call 1-866-348-6479 to find a site nearby.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (which can be obtained online), from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov