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Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year - Letter from Food Services
PIN Number for Meal and Snack Purchases Information Sheet
To kick off the new year we wanted to share a few things you and your child should know when it comes to mealtime in the school cafeteria.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
Your child(ren) may be eligible to receive free or reduced school meals based on your income or state benefits received. Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, school meals are no longer free for all students as this federal funding is discontinued for districts to provide free meals to all students. In order to be eligible for free or reduced meals, families will need to complete an application unless they participate in a qualified benefits program (e.g., SNAP, TANF, or certain Medical Assistance).
Please note: Effective October 1, Pennsylvania will increase the income threshold for all applicants to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (FPIG). With this change, more than 420,000 additional Pennsylvanians in more than 174,000 households will be newly eligible for SNAP and will receive, on average, $63 a month. Read more here.
APPLY: Click here to complete the application: https://www.schoolcafe.com/
INSTRUCTIONS: Click here for School Cafe instructions or watch this video for instructions on using School Cafe.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Please review the eligibility information for your household here.
The National School Lunch and Breakfast Program (NSLBP) is a federally assisted service that helps schools provide meals in over 100,000 public and non-profit private schools, as well as residential child care institutions. In previous years, NSLBP provided over 31 million children with nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals each day. The NSLBP follows the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) guidelines for nutrition and dietary specifications for each meal provided to students.
Special Dietary Needs
If a student has a food allergy or medical condition, parents must send a written doctor’s note to the school nurse. For dietary substitutions, federal regulations require students to have a written doctor’s note. The nurse will forward this information to food service personnel. Should a student need a special dietary menu to meet their needs, please contact the food service director at (610) 853-5900 ext. 5522.
All parent requests should be updated annually for student requirements or restrictions that do not require a doctor’s note. To do this, parents must notify the food service offices at (610) 853-5900 ext. 7142
Haverford offers an online payment service for parents to manage their student’s lunch accounts. This system allows parents to set up automatic payments and monitor purchases.
Please visit www.schoolcafe.com to set up an account.
Students will need to use their PIN number (which is also their student ID number) for all cafeteria transactions. Please have your student practice their number if they have not used it in the past while in the cafeteria.
Director of Food Services
(610) 853-5900 ext. 7141
Josh Winokur, Chef
(610) 853-5900 ext. 7142
MS & HS Breakfast Price:
$1.75 - full paid
.30 - reduced
Elementary - $2.90
Middle - $3.25
High School - $3.35
Reduced Lunch (all levels) .40