Free & Reduced Price Breakfast & Lunch Program

Applying for Free/Reduced Price School Meals

Free/Reduced Priced Meals are available for eligible families. Family circumstances can change at any time; therefore, please know that applications can be completed anytime during the school year.

  • Families can submit Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Applications online by logging in to SchoolCafe by clicking the icon below. The application process is quick and easy. Applying online will speed up the determination process and benefits can be utilized sooner. Please remember to include all students in your household that attend BHASD schools on the same application. 

PA School Meals

  • OR click here to download and print the application for the 2022-23 School Year. Once complete, please return or present the form to their school office where the child attends. The information will be forwarded to the food service department, where the applications are reviewed.

  • Families who qualify for free/reduced price lunch may also qualify for additional benefits. Click here for info.

Children may be determined “categorically eligible” for free meals through participation in certain Federal Assistance Programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or based on their status as a homeless, migrant, runaway, or foster child.

Children can also qualify for free or reduced-price school meals based on household income and family size. Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the Federal poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of the Federal poverty level are eligible for reduced-price meals.

Click here to review the 2022-23 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Additional Assistance May Be Available

Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services has an online tool to help families apply for programs and manage benefits. There are new forms of assistance, and you may qualify for additional benefits due to the effects of COVID-19. Please visit the COMPASS site to learn more.

 In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1.  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2.  fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.  email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

BHASD Frequently Asked Questions about Free/Reduced Lunch