Free & Reduced Price Breakfast & Lunch Program

Online Application for Free & Reduced Price Meals

PA School Meals

In recognizing the need for helping meet the nutritional requirements of children and to comply with Public Law 91-238 and the regulations of the United Stated Department of Agriculture, the Brandywine Heights Area School District makes available to children of eligible families, a reduced price or free lunch. An income scale (federal register) is used to determine eligibility of children for inclusion in the program. Parents who feel that their children may be eligible should complete the on-line application by clicking on the PA School Meals box above. If internet is not available complete the Application Form and 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. Parents are informed of their children’s eligibility. In deciding if children are eligible for either a free or a reduced price lunch, consideration is given to unusual circumstances such as seasonal unemployment and similar emergency situations. If an application is rejected, the reason for rejection will be clearly stated in a return notice. This notice will also tell how and to whom an appeal may be made. All applications will be handled privately and information will be kept in strict confidence. Children who receive free or reduced price lunches will be treated in the same manner as those who pay the full price.

In the operation of the child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, gender, color, national origin, age, or disability. The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us:

  1. By mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication,
    1400 Independence Avenue,
    S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

  2. By fax (202) 690-7442

  3. or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

BHASD Frequently Asked Questions about Free/Reduced Lunch

Federal Register with Free/Reduced income thresholds (all years)

Free & Reduce Price Meal Eligibility Carryover

If your son/daughter received a free or reduced lunch during the month of June 2018, he/she will be eligible as a carry over for lunch during the months of August/September 2018. You must file a new application form by October 5, 2018, and be approved for whichever category of eligibility by the Food Service Supervisor, in order to qualify for this service for the remainder of the school term.


Parents or legal guardians may apply for free or reduced price meals anytime during the school year. If they are not eligible now but a change occurs, like a decrease in household income, and increase in household size, becoming unemployed, or get food stamps or TANF cash assistance for their children, please complete a new application.

Free & Reduced Price Meal Application Form

If you are interested in applying for free/reduced lunch, please apply online by clicking on the PA School Meals box at the top of the page or download the form below, complete, and submit to:

Brandywine Heights Area School District
Attention: Food Services
200 West Weis Street
Topton, PA 19562

Pennsylvania Household Application for Free/Reduced Price School Meals

If you want to find out if you qualify for Pennsylvania health and human services, apply for new benefits, finish your application or check your status, please click here. This link will bring you to the State of Pennsylvania’s COMPASS website.