Berlin CSD would like to let families know that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2021-2022 school year.

The USDA recently announced it was extending the program until June 30, 2022, to help ensure children have access to school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The flexibilities extended will allow schools to continue to provide no cost meals.

As a result, students who purchase breakfast or lunch at school by ordering through website will continue to receive free meals. BES orders must be into the myschoolbucks website between 8/18 and 9/2 for the month’s entrees.

IF a student happens to forget their breakfast or lunch, we will have a limited number of entrees available. We will have on hand, PB & J or other entree in case we need to hand out a meal for a student who forgot or didn’t order a meal.

Meals at BES will be bagged for students to come through the line. They will be allowed to choose a juice or milk to go with their meal. Snacks will also be available for those students who have money on their account. We will not be accepting payment at point of sale. If you would like your child to be able to purchase a second entree or snack please make sure they have money on their myschoolbucks account.

Students at BMHS will go through the meal line and select their entree. Snacks and second entrees can be purchased if students have money on their myschoolbucks account. We will not be accepting payment at point of sale.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter 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
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email:

If you have any questions regarding the Berlin Central School District Food Service Program, please contact Tammy Whitman, Food Service Director, at 518-658-1500, option 8, ext. 1022 or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.