Food Services

Food Services Main Office: (518) 328-5490
Federal Lunch Program: (518) 328-5005


Summer Food Programs

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.

The Rensselaer County Youth Department sponsors the Summer Lunch Program. 

Click here to find locations throughout Troy in 2016.


Free meals for all Troy students

Troy City School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) which allows all students to receive meals and milk at no charge – regardless of household income.

Parents are asked to complete the lunch application form each year. This form also helps to determine eligibility for ADDITIONAL state and federal programs that may benefit your child. Please return this form to your building principal.


Sodexo, Inc. – Troy’s food service provider

Sodexo, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Sodexo employees set out each morning to treat every person we encounter with the highest level of respect and service. And when you put that effort, expertise, and enthusiasm together, it adds up to “a better day” for our clients, their customers, and our people.

The food services here at Troy City School District continues to evolve with the latest and most up to date nutrition values for students being a critical guideline. In so stating the values we follow include:

Sodexo Values: We believe that children should be empowered to make food choices that reflect Dietary Guidelines for Americans. We believe that good nutrition and physical activity are essential to children’s health and educational success. We believe that school meals that meet Dietary Guidelines for Americans should also appeal to children and taste good. We believe our programs must build upon the best science, education, communication, and technical resources available. We believe that public-private partnerships are essential to reaching children to promote food choices for a healthful diet. We believe that messages to children should be age-appropriate and delivered in a language they speak, through media they use, in ways that are entertaining and actively involve them in learning. We believe in focusing on positive messages regarding food choices children can make. We believe it is critical to stimulate and support action and education at the national, state, and local levels to successfully change children’s eating behaviors.

Sodexo is committed to upholding and embracing these principles in our daily duty of providing the food and services required by our students. It continues to be our goal to be a good partner to the Troy City School District on behalf of the 4000 students whom we serve.


Nondiscrimination Statement

justice-poster-conducted-programs-160-x149In 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. If you have any questions regarding the “And Justice for All” poster or the Nondiscrimination Statement, please contact your Child Nutrition Program representative at (518) 473-8781.