Cohoes City School District



All students in Grades PreK-5 receive free breakfast and lunch every day through the Community Eligibility Program (CEP).

Middle School students also receive free breakfast every day.

Students in grades 6-12 should fill out a Free and Reduced Price Lunch application, EVEN IF the student brings lunch to school daily.

Qualifying families could help the district with eligibility and funding meals based on need at CMS and CHS.

Application for Free and Reduced Price Lunch [PDF]

Consent to release Free and Reduced Price Lunch eligibility status [PDF]


The district works with Whitsons School Nutrition to serve nutritious, high quality meals made from fresh, wholesome ingredients.


January menus in printer-friendly PDF format

Abram Lansing  Breakfast | Lunch

Harmony Hill  Breakfast | Lunch

Van Schaick  Breakfast | Lunch

Cohoes Middle School  Breakfast | Lunch

Cohoes High School  Breakfast | Lunch


2017-18 Menu Prices*

Milk 75 cents
Breakfast $1.25
Reduced breakfast 25 cents
Lunch $2.85
Reduced lunch 25 cents


School Meal times


Abram Lansing School 8:30 - 9 a.m.
Harmony Hill School 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Van Schaick Grade School 8:20 - 8:45 a.m.
Cohoes Middle School 7:50 - 8:15 a.m.
Cohoes High School 7:15 - 8:49 a.m.


Abram Lansing School 10:50 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Harmony Hill School 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Van Schaick Grade School 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Cohoes Middle School 10:43 a.m. - 1:01 p.m.
Cohoes High School 10:20 a.m. - 12:12 p.m.


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Student Accounts

All students in grades K-12 have an account. Cash, checks or money orders are accepted, as well as online payment. Make checks payable to "Cohoes Lunch Fund" and include with payment the child's account number and child's full name. For information about making online meal payments for your students, see the information below. Students may also use cash to purchase meals and/or snacks.


Dietary services

Monthly meal menus are distributed to all students in Grades Prekindergarten through Grade 5. They are available to all students upon request. These menus comply with federal nutrition regulations. Special dietary services are available, but must be accompanied with a note from the child's physician and be on file in the school lunch office.


Free/reduced meals

Students who meet the financial eligibility guidelines are entitled to one complete breakfast and one lunch each day. Free/reduced meal applications are available at any time during the school year. They may be requested at the school lunch office, through the food service staff or can be downloaded.

Additional important information for those who may be eligible for free/reduced meals is available here.


Send completed applications to:

Cohoes City Schools Food Service
Attn: Laura Manzer
1 Tiger Circle
Cohoes, NY 12047



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