Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Programs
The Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Programs are available for low-income families, Apply after July 1st of each school year. You may apply at any time during the school year if there are any income changes. If you have received a Direct Certification Letter for the 2019-2020 school year, you do not need to reapply.
How to Apply for Free and Reduced Priced Meals- Link to letter
DO NOT apply until July 1st, 2019. You may apply any time during the school year if there are any changes in your income.
Apply for free and reduced priced meals on line at School Café.
Paper applications are also available on line (put link here), at the office where your child attends school or contact Michelle Rhoads at 717-865-2117 ext. 2518.
Friday, October 4, 2019, is the deadline for the carry-over applications from the 2018-19 school year. If the District has not received a new application by Friday, October 4th, 2019, (the date all applications from last year expire), students will be charged full price for breakfast and lunch beginning October 7, 2018.
Families that have applied for the 2019-20 school year will have received an eligibility letter stating if they are free, reduced or paid lunches by October 4, 2019.
What Qualifies as a Free or Reduced-Price Meal?
The Offer Versus Serve concept is utilized in grades K-12. Offer Versus Serve provides students the opportunity to choose only those foods in which the student intends to eat. This USDA concept is designed to REDUCE food waste and give the student the opportunity to SELECT only foods they will enjoy.
Breakfast: Students must choose 3 out of the 4 components offered (fruit, protein, grain, milk) to complete a meal, however one must be a fruit.
Lunch: Students must choose at least 3 out of the 5 food components (fruit, vegetable, protein, grain, milk) to complete a meal; however, 1 of the 3 groups must be a fruit or vegetable.
Choosing less than 3 food groups OR more than 5 food groups will result in being charged ala carte prices. Our staff members are trained to encourage students to select the appropriate items to complete a meal, but they cannot require them too.
Breakfast & Lunch Meal Prices
Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.
For more information on this program please call or visit one of the items listed below:
If your child has food allergies or other special dietary needs, substitutions may be made, but only when supported by a signed statement by a recognized medical authority.
Please visit our FORMS page or see the building nurse for more information.