Lancaster Central School District

Centers of Learning and Growth

Lancaster Central School District’s Food Service Department provides parents a convenient, easy and secure online prepayment service to deposit money into your child(ren)'s school meal account at any time. This service also provides parents the ability to view account balance(s) through the Web Site (formerly known as
You may also print out a copy of your child(ren)'s transaction history report. This report will show you all dates and times of your child(ren)'s cafeteria purchase history.

You may also register for email alerts at which will inform you when your child(ren)'s school meal account has attained a low balance.  
MySchoolBucks has a new smartphone app, which makes paying for school meals even easier this year. Now parents have one more way to conveniently pay for their students' meals. Click the following link to get the New mobile app:

Why is the Lancaster Central Food Service Department changing to MySchoolBucks from MyNutrikids?
MyNutrikids has merged with Heartland Payment Systems School Solutions to become part of MySchoolBucks. The MySchoolBucks solution provides a number of benefits and is already live in thousands of schools throughout the United States.
This change allows greater capabilities for users including:
  •  Scheduled recurring payments
  •  Automatic deposits when your child's account balance runs low
  •  Extended purchase history for the past 90 days
  •  Low balance email notifications
  •  E-wallet to save credit card information for future use
  •  Mobile-friendly website

While MyNutrikids payments were processed through the third party vendor PayPal, MySchoolBucks is a single vendor that owns and operates the entire solution.

What is the web address for MySchoolBucks?
Is my login username and password still the same for MySchoolBucks?
Yes, once the transition is complete , your existing username and password will remain the same when logging into the website.
I have an existing MyNutrikids account, are my children still associated with MySchoolBucks account?
Yes. If you currently have an existing account, your children will still be associated with your account after the transition to An email will be automatically sent by the system to all parents registered with MyNutrikids explaining how to use the system and some of the benefits once their MySchoolBucks account has been activated.
Do I still have to use PayPal?
There is no need to use PayPal or any other third party service with MySchoolBucks. If you have already created an account through PayPal, it can still be used with other participating websites or canceled by going to the PayPal site.
What payment methods does MySchoolBucks accept?
With MySchoolBucks you can make a payment using your Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit card or debit card. You may also make payment using an E-check payment directly from your bank account. The convenience fee for cafeteria account deposits will increase to $1.95, which will cover all deposits made within a single transaction.

May I still make payments with Cash or Check without using Web site?
You may continue to make no-cost advance payments at all school cafeterias, with cash or by check, payable to the Lancaster Central School District. Please write your child’s full name on the check. Cash or Check advance payments are also accepted at the Lancaster Central School District Food Service Office located at 177 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Checks can also be mailed to the Lancaster Central School District Food Service Department, 177 Central Avenue, Lancaster, New York 14086.
How do I register with
  • You will need your child's student ID number; you may get this number by contacting your child's school or  the Lancaster Central Food Service Department at 686-3246.
  • Click Sign Up and follow the easy steps on the screen for adding your child/children into the system. Follow the online instructions for making payments.
If you have any questions contact Tami Augugliaro, Food Service Director at 716-686-3245 or Lynda West, Administrative Assistant at 716-686-3246.