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Food Services

Francis Zaryski

Francis Zaryski

Phone: (607) 849-3149

Jr./Sr. High School
(607) 849-3149

Appleby Elementary
(607) 849-3172

The Marathon School District is committed to high levels of learning for all students. We strive to provide engaging and equitable learning environments for everyone. To ensure that all students are afforded an optimal learning environment, the district will provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students.

Continuing this September, the entire district will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision part of The Healthy and Hungry Free Kids Act, a federally-funded program. The savings to our families are significant, as each family will save up to $900.00 a year for each student in the family.

Students will still use their 4-digit Lunch Pin Numbers as they come thru the Breakfast and Lunch lines. A la carte options and second meals are not free and will still be available for students. These items can be purchased using cash or My School Bucks account. No charging for snacks or ala carte items.


Please help us to continue to obtain and be eligible for free meals and additional programs provided by the state and federal government that benefit your child by filling out the Household Income paperwork and returning it to your home school.

Thank you in advance for completing the form, and if you have questions or concerns, please contact our cafeteria manager at (607) 849-3149.


Is your Junior/Senior high student hungry at the end of the day – with sports and activities still to come before dinner at home? Boxed snacks are available every day after school.

For $5.00, your child can choose one of three sandwiches, Snack Chips, fruit, and a cold drink. Salads are also available for $5.50. Please turn in the form by noon to the cashier, with no exceptions.

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MySchoolBucks is the district's partner for online school meal payments.

Here are links to managing your student's account and adding funds.

click here for free summer lunch for students


What is a "Healthy Diet"? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describe a healthy diet as one that:

  • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products;
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and
  • Low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.

The Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate recommendations are for the general public over 2 years of age. MyPlate is not a therapeutic diet for any specific health condition. Individuals with a chronic health conditions should consult with a healthcare provider to determine what dietary pattern is appropriate for them.

MyPlate helps individuals use the Dietary Guidelines to:

  • Make smart choices from every food group.
  • Find the balance between food and physical activity.
  • Get the most nutrition out of calories.
  • Stay within daily calorie needs.
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