Food Service

Food Service Department

Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES’ Food Service Department is excited to provide you with a convenient and secure online payment service called MySchoolBucks. This website allows you to deposit money directly into your child’s school meal account and view balance/purchase information for the past ninety days.

From this website you can create your account and add money to your child’s school meal account. All you need is your child’s name, school and birth date. Detailed instructions are available from the left menu on this page that will guide you through the process. Click here to access this service.

Things to know:

  • If you have more than one child enrolled at BOCES you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account.
  • Payments may be made with a Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit or debit card. You may also make a payment using an e-check.
  • In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee for each transaction will be assessed to cover the bank fees. The convenience fee is $2.49 per deposit transaction. Parents placing money into multiple meal accounts will only be assessed the $2.49 fee once per deposit transaction.
  • Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES will not profit from the use of this site.
  • You may fund up to $120 per child, but a family may pay for all of their children on a single transaction.
  • If you are interested in Free or Reduced Lunch, please click here for an application.

We are very excited to offer this new service and are confident that MySchoolBucks will benefit you, your child and our BOCES. If you choose not to take advantage of the online payment service you may continue to make advance payments via check, which should be made payable to Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES or PNW BOCES. Please remember to write your child’s full name on the check.

If you have any questions about this new service, please feel free to contact the Food Service Department at (914) 248-3698 or contact MySchoolBucks directly at (855) 832-5226.

Jill Csordas
Food Service Manager
(914) 248-2266
Patti Pfister
Support Services Coordinator
(914) 248-3698