Food Services


June Menu

Menu Changes/Substitutes

No lunch served on scheduled half day
Meals will NOT be served on snow days
Breakfast will NOT be available on days with two hour delays

If you have any questions, please email BCSD Food Service Director Tammy L. Whitman at





Food Service News & Events


REMINDER: Food Service Announcement: LINQ Connect REPLACED Titan Portal 

TITAN Family Portal, the BCSD lunch account system, is now LINQ Connect. 
Parents who use the website to manage their accounts will automatically be redirected. Those who use a mobile app will need to visit their app store and download the new LINQ Connect App. Their username, password and student information automatically migrate to the new site.


The LINQ Connect portal is a secure, online system that allows parents to:

  • Make an online payment to their children’s cafeteria meal accounts
  • Remotely monitor their children’s accounts
  • Set up automatic recurring payments
  • Set up low balance e-mail message alerts
  • And submit an online application for free and/or reduced meals

Please find detailed information and an FAQ about setting up your student’s account here

As a reminder, Free & Reduced Applications approved during the 2021-2022 school year expire on September 30, 2023. Parents and guardians must submit new applications at the start of the 2022-2023 school year to continue eligibility after September 30, 2023.

Families must fill out free and reduced meal price applications for the 2023-2024 school year and meet income qualifications in order to receive free meals. The application can be found on the LINQ Connect portal link on the district’s website homepage LINQ Connect – Making Schools Stronger

Families who do not qualify for free and reduced-price meals for students will need to resume paying for school meals.

If you are unable to fill out the application online, a copy will be mailed to families in mid August or please feel free to reach out to the Main Office of either school.

Meal pricing for 2022/2023 (same pricing as 2019/2020). We accept online payments through LINQ Connect, checks or cash at the register. We do not recommend sending cash with younger students as it can get misplaced or not make its way to the cafeteria. We are not responsible for lost or stolen money that does not get applied to a student’s account.

Pricing for 2022/2023

BES – PreK – 5        Breakfast     $2.10  Lunch $2.60

BMHS 6 – 12           Breakfast     $2.10  Lunch $2.80




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







2023 Spectacular Sandwich Throwdown

Berlin Central School District’s Food Service Department has submitted a unique sandwich idea to a national culinary contest in the hopes of helping the district with unpaid meal charges.
The 2023 Spectacular Sandwich Throwdown is a contest and fundraiser organized by School Nutrition Industry Professionals (SNIP) – a national group focused on raising awareness to reduce or eliminate unpaid meal charges incurred by school nutrition programs.
The Mountaineers have submitted the:
Flying BLT Wrap
8 inch Whole Wheat Wrap
1oz Grilled Chicken
1 tbsp Low Fat Shredded Mozzarella
1 tbsp Low Fat Honey Dijon
Turkey Bacon
1/4 cup Diced Tomato
1/2 cup Mixed Greens.
This delicious wrap has a total of 491 calories.

Now through the end of March, students, parents and community members can visit the Spectacular Sandwich Throwdown page at…/berlin-central-school…/ , and vote for the Flying BLT! Donations are accepted there as well. Funds donated will be divided (based on votes) among participating schools to assist with paying unpaid meal charges.
Votes are limited to one per email address. For more information about the Snip Throwdown go to
Go Mountaineers!!!






“Love Bites” Contest Winners!

The BCSD Food Service Department recently held a “Love Bites” contest in the cafeterias of both BES and BMHS. Congratulations to grand prize winner Addison Burdick and runners up: Dale Hunt, Emma Hunt, Alana Kellar and Brandon Kinnon.
Thank you to all who took time to share their feedback and favorite bites with the Food Service staff.




BCSD Food Service Dept. Notice:
USDA recently received several reports of SNAP fraud in which thieves use “card skimming” to steal SNAP benefits.
Please find the full notice as a PDF here
If you have questions about P-EBT please call 1-888-328-6399
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August 2022 Food Service News and Updates

Effective June 30, 2022, Federal Meal Waivers from the USDA for the National School Lunch Program that have been in place during the COVID-19 pandemic have expired. 

Please find out what this means for you in the letter below. This information is also being mailed home to all BCSD families.

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2022-2023 Free and Reduced Price School Meals/Milk ONLINE Application Form

2022- 2023 Free and Reduced Price School Meals/Milk Application PAPER Form





2022-2023 Meal Information & Free and Reduced Price School Meals/Milk Application

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If you have difficulty accessing the menus, please contact

Free and Reduced Meals

Children from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced priced meals. Reduced priced meals cost each eligible student $0 for breakfast and $0 for lunch. To apply for free or reduced priced meals, submit a Direct Certification letter from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance OR complete a 2022-2023 Application For Free and Reduced Price School Meals/Milk  sign it, and return it to Tammy Whitman, Treasurer/Food Service Director, Business Office.  Registering for this program is completely confidential.


Federal Mandates

Schools across the country are required to meet new federal nutritional standards that promote healthy lifestyles and address the rising rate of childhood obesity and increased health complications.  The guidelines set regulations on portion size, but offer a wide variety of milk, fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains.

  • Only fat free or low fat milk will be offered (flavored will be available)
  • Larger servings of fruits and vegetables and more variety
  • Whole grains products must be served
  • Specific portion sizes for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12
  • Students MUST select a minimum of 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable

The food service staff works hard to maintain these guidelines, but still wants to provide a healthy and tasty meal to students.

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

If you have questions regarding your child’s school lunch account, please contact Heidi Colin Cook Manager 518-658-1500 option 8 extension 1056 or