If you have questions regarding your food service account please email:
Breakfast and lunch are available to all Brandywine Heights Area School District students. BHASD Food Service follows the National School Lunch Programs Regulations.
Prices for the 2023-24 School Year:
Elementary & Intermediate: Breakfast: FREE For All Students, Lunch $2.75 (Reduced-eligible students should not be charged the 40 cents for reimbursable lunch meals)
Middle & High: Breakfast: FREE For All Student, Lunch $3.00 (Reduced-eligible students should not be charged the 40 cents for reimbursable lunch meals)
How Did This Occur? With the state budget being at an impasse, PDE noted that they do not have the authority to provide funding for these new initiatives until the budget is signed by the Senate and Governor. However, PDE noted that they have authority to pay federal meal reimbursements and state payments already authorized in the school code, 24 P.S. §13-1337.1. PDE will begin to make the new “initiative” payments once the budget is enacted.
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How To Load Money Onto Your Children's Lunch Account
Log into your Infinite Campus account
On the left hand menu click on School Store
Then click on School/ Food Service Department/Cafeteria Account Balance.
From there you can load funds to a student
Application for Free/Reduced Price meals
Online applications makes it faster and easier for parents to apply for free and reduced meals. This free service enables families to receive program benefits faster than using the paper application. Your application is electronically submitted directly to the child nutrition office for processing. To apply for meal benefits online you can get the application one of two ways. Please click the following link to find Eligibility Guidelines.
You can create an account at Schoolcafe.com
You can apply at PA COMPASS
Or click here to download and print a paper version of the application. Once complete, please return or present the form to the school office where the child attends. The information will be forwarded to the food service department where applications are processed.
Please fill out the Account Balance Request Form if a student has moved out of the district, graduates, or an extra online payment was made in error. You will have the option to request a refund, transfer funds to another student, or donate the remaining funds within a positive school meal account. Check refund requests will only be accepted up to 30 days after the last day of school, for graduating seniors. Once the 30 days have passed, any positive balances will be automatically donated to help other students in need. If your child is not a graduating senior, account balances will automatically be transferred into the next school year.
Please remember that check refunds can only be issued if the amount in the account is more than $5.
To fill out the request form please click the following link: Account Balance Request Form
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Article (click here to read) – School Meals: A Nutritious Choice for Your Students! Food Service follows what is called a Traditional menu with Offer vs. Serve. This means that students are offered daily: 1 serving: Meat or meat alternate 1 serving: Fruit 1 serving: Vegetable 1 serving: Bread or bread alternate 1 serving: Milk A student needs to take at least 3 out of the 5 items listed, and one of the items must be a fruit or vegetable to qualify for a meal price. Extra items such as ice cream, bagged snacks, bottled water and beverages other than milk are not included in the price of the meal. The cafeteria uses cycle menus. The breakfast menu is for one week, and the lunch menu is a four-week cycle. In addition to the posted menu alternative meals are also available.
The Brandywine Heights Area School District uses a computerized Point of Sale payment system for all school meals and items purchased in the district’s cafeterias. Schoolcafe is an automated cafeteria check out system. The process for students purchasing their breakfast and lunch will be the same. A student will go through the lunch line, choose their food items, and when they proceed to the register, they will either enter their pin number (Student ID #) or swipe their ID card. No need for handling cash in the serving line. Every student will have their own personal meal account based on their current student ID number. Students can access their accounts on the PIN pads located at every register. Staff will help students become familiar with the process the first few weeks of school. If your child should forget their PIN number or misplace their ID, a food service staff member can access it through the register. Free/Reduced lunch information is securely contained within the system and the meal will be processed just as it is for all other students. Money in the child’s meal account at the end of the school year will be carried over to the next school year.
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires all School Food Authorities (SFAs) to inform families about the availability and location of free meals for students over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) offers free, nutritious meals to children 18 years and younger during the summer when school is not in session. SFSP is a federal child nutrition program. There are approximately 2500 locations throughout Pennsylvania that serve breakfast, lunch and /or snacks. Many of the locations provide activities as well.
How to find a SFSP location near you:
Call: 211or1.866.3HUNGRY or 1.877.8HAMBRE
Text: 11FOOD11 or 11COMIDA11 to 877877
Download: RangeAPP.org mobile app
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