Hello SLSD Family.
While the outlook for the 2022-2023 school year looks more stable than last year, there are still some items that are having production and availability issues. We expect to be able to source 80-90% of the items we usually use to provide healthy school meals that follow the necessary guidelines. There could be times that we will not receive what we order, which will necessitate a menu change the week or even the day of service.
When there is a need to change menu items, the Lead Cafeteria Worker notifies the main office of their school, so the menu change can be communicated to the students. When we are aware that a menu change is necessary a day or more in advance, an email will be sent out to notify parents. We are striving to ensure product shortages and menu changes do not happen. Through our bidding process, we have acquired a new main grocery food purveyor that is excited about the opportunity to service all the schools in our food purchasing co-op, and they are confident that they will be able to provide the necessary items we require to feed the students.
Please keep in mind, the August and September menus were created in July with the expectation of not having supply concerns. So, we continue to ask for everyone’s patience and understanding during these extended unusual times.
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Food Services Department
Phone: 610-282-3121 Ext- 7330
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Gregory Martin
Coordinator of Food Services
Office: 610-282-3121 ext.- 7330
To date, the USDA has NOT extended the nationwide waiver which provided for free meals for every student.
If students are not Directly Certified for free meal benefits, families must submit the income and name of each person who lives in the household, via an application. This can be done online at the link provided below or a paper application is available through your child's school office.
A la carte items will be available for purchase and students must have money in their accounts or in hand in order to purchase a la carte items (extra entrée, milk, snacks, etc.). A complete lunch includes: Entree item, Vegetable, Fruit or Juice, and Milk (Vegetable, Fruit, and/or Juice MUST be selected to constitute a complete meal). Please feel free to contact the Food Services office at 610-282-3121 Ext.- 7330 if you have any questions.
**Free meals are NO LONGER available to all students for the upcoming 22-23 school year. ONLY students who are directly certified by the State of Pennsylvania or turn in an application that establishes free or reduced eligibility, based on the household's income, will receive those benefits.
Information from the free & reduced application can be used by the State of Pennsylvania to provide additional funding to families that need it. Even if you don't think your family will qualify, we still encourage you to fill out a free and reduced lunch application. Click here to view the application on our website.
You may also fill out a 2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meal application online at www.COMPASS.state.pa.us.
"Meals To Go" (Heat & eat) Lunch Kits are NO LONGER being offered.