Food Service/Menus


One of the most important ways in which we can help our children perform better in their classrooms is to provide them with the nutrition necessary for the healthy growth of their minds and bodies.
See our online menus HERE!
Lunch menu to print HERE!
Breakfast menu to print HERE!

Free Lunch and Breakfast This Fall!

The Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District is pleased to announce that all students will be eligible for free breakfast and lunch beginning this September. No sign-up or pre-registration is needed. The free meals are made available by the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) federal program. The Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD is also encouraging families to complete an income form found here: You can also download a printable copy HERE

The form is vital for other grants and aid programs that will benefit our school. 

School Meal Costs for 2023-24

Breakfast - Free

UPK-6 Lunch - Free

7-12 Lunch - Free

Adult Breakfast $3.00

Adult Lunch $5.00

Food Allergies or Intolerances

If your child has any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please communicate this directly to our district school nurse. Once this information is received, it will be passed to the food service department.

LINQ connect 

LINQ Connect to Replace MySchoolBucks

While school meals are free for 2023-24, students will still need to purchase snacks, second portions or other ala carte items. They can do this through our new pay system called LINQ Connect*!

You can create an account on LINQ Connect by:

Heading to or download the “LINQ Connect” app from the app store

-Register using your name and email address

-Add funds securely to students accounts

If you have a balance through our old system, MySchoolBucks, it will be automatically transferred to LINQ Connect. 

Parents /guardians can still make payments with cash or check. Checks should be made payable to the Waterford School Lunch Fund. Please write your child’s full name on the check and send the check in to school with your child. 

If you have any questions about LINQ Connect please contact Jennifer Radigan, Shared Food Service Program Specialist at Capital Region BOCES at 518-464-5106 or by email at [email protected].

*there is a 3.95% fee (minimum of $2.95) per transaction made on LINQ Connect

Waterford-Halfmoon School District Wellness Policy #5661

Waterford-Halfmoon School District Policy #5660

Food Assistance
To be automatically eligible for Summer EBT food benefits:

  • A child must receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and/or Temporary Assistance (cash) benefits, or be directly certified for free meals through Medicaid, OR
  • A child must be determined eligible for free/reduced price school meals by their school.

These children will receive benefits automatically and DO NOT need to apply. Most eligible children will receive their benefits this way. These families will receive a letter this summer letting them know that their child is eligible.

For those households that do need to apply, children may be eligible if they meet two criteria.

  • The child must attend a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which our district does, AND
  • The household's income must be at or below the income limits for eligibility for free/reduced price school meals (2024-2025 School Year Income Eligibility Guidelines)

If your household must apply to be considered for benefits, an online application (English and Spanish) will be available by July 1, 2024.

New York State Child Nutrition Program

For information about the end of Emergency SNAP Benefits, please contact the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance by
visiting this link.

USDA 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 at: P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf(link is external), 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:


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or


(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or


[email protected](link is external)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Summer Meals Program

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger, at many locations while school is out of session. Click here to see the summer meal options in our area, text “Summer Meals” to 97779 or call 1-866-348-6479 to find a site nearby.

Waterford-Halfmoon Food Services Director

Kelly Schenkman
[email protected]
(518) 769-9053

Waterford-Halfmoon Food Service Program Specialist

Jennifer Radigan

Capital Region BOCES

900 Watervliet-Shaker Road

Albany, NY 12205

[email protected]

Phone: (518) 464-5106