Serving Education Every Day!
We believe that good nutrition is a key to learning. Our mission is to provide high quality, healthy school meals that support student growth and learning. The staff of the State College Area School District Food Service Department work hard to make sure that healthy and delicious meals can be a part of your student's day. Explore our pages to learn more.
Free or reduced-price meals are available for families who apply and meet income eligibility guidelines. Learn more and apply for help here. Families with gross income of less than $4,625 per month are eligible for meal benefits. Families who are not approved for free or reduced-priced meals must maintain account balances to pay for their childrens' lunches. Please contact the Food Service Office if your family is not approved for free or reduced meals but is experiencing financial hardship and needs help. Community donations may be available.IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MENU CHANGES - We continue to face issues with the supply chain that may require us to make substitutions to the planned menu. We are working very closely with our distributors and manufacturers to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our program. THANK YOU for your patience and understanding.
Additional Help for FoodIf you or anyone you know is experiencing financial hardships and are need help with food for the family, please check out Foodfinder.us, a nonprofit website and app (for iOS or Android) that offers the location and contact information of more than 40,000 food pantries and similar food programs across the country. The FoodFinder website and app can be utilized to pinpoint local free food providers within the community. One such provider is the Food Bank of State College located at 1321 S Atherton Street, State College. Another tool to help find food resources is the Free Food Map developed by the Penn State School of Hospitality Management.Families who do not qualify for free or reduced-price school meals but are nonetheless experiencing financial hardship should contact the Food Service Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-231-5093. Community donated funds may be available to help.Families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:Call: 211 or 1.866.3HUNGRY or 1.877.8HAMBREText: “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877Download: RangeAPP.org mobile app
SCASD School Lunches are Planned to be Delicious & NutritiousFederal nutrition standards ensure that school meals are well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed. The meals served in our schools include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat milk, and whole grains. And we take quality seriously. We cook from scratch and use "whole" foods as often as possible. We employ two certified chefs and train all of our staff to prepare food that looks and tastes great. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school meals!
The Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In addition to accepting SNAP benefits, the market also participates in the Philly Food Trust Market Bucks program. This program provides coupons that are redeemable for fresh fruits and vegetables. Customers can receive a $2 coupon with every $5 SNAP transaction. The Pine Grove Mills Farmers Market is a producer-only market that seeks to provide access to fresh and healthy foods, support local growers and producers, and be a community gathering place. The market opens every Thursday, 3-7 pm, from June through the end of September in the parking lot of St Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Grove Mills. For more information about the market, visit pgmfarmersmarket.com or @PGMFarmersMarket on Facebook.
Megan Schaper, Food Service Director
The State College Area School District will assess a $35.00 fee for all checks returned by the bank.
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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.