• Food Services

    Serving Education Every Day! 

    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. 

    HAVE YOU HEARD THE GREAT NEWS!?  School meals will be free of charge for all families again in the 2021-2022 school year.  Read the USDA press release here.

    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.   

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MENU CHANGES - We are facing unprecedented 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.

    CAFETERIA ACCOUNT BALANCES: Please use this form to request account balance refunds or transfers between students.  

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    Even though school meals are provided to ALL students free of charge for this school year, it is still important to apply for free or reduced price school meals if your family will need help when this program ends.  Please apply now so that the transition back to the regular meal program is smooth.  Apply for help paying for school meals - families with current income of less than $4,086 per month are eligible for meal benefits. 

    apple   Thank you!  Community donations allowed us to pay off all student IOUs at the end of last school year.  All families will start the 2021-22 school year without having to worry about money owed to the cafeteria. 

  • Feed Children is Essential


    Along with a dedicated group of SCASD faculty, staff, and student volunteers, SCASD Food Services prepared and distributed more than a million meals in the 2021 school year.  School meals are the largest food security program in the United States.  It was a gift to be able to continue to provide families with healthy food for their children even when schools were closed or for students who continued to learn at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    "When families were encouraged to take advantage of the meal kits for their kids, what got me was the suggestion that school meals might provide some comfort and normality for your kids. I asked my son if he'd like to have school lunches and he said "YES!" before I even finished the sentence. I wish I had taken a picture of his face when the Italian Dunkers showed up. 🙂 I completely underestimated how much those lunches would help him feel like he was still connected to his school. These made our lives easier while my husband was laid off, but the emotional value of them was even greater. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone involved for making my kid feel a little less isolated."

    Additional Help for Food
    If 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.  
    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 1.877.8HAMBRE
    Text: “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877
    Download: RangeAPP.org mobile app
    Visit: fns.usda.gov/summerfood rocks
  • SCASD School Lunches are Planned to be Delicious & Nutritious
    Federal 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!   
  • Maintained by:
    Megan Schaper, Food Service Director
    Contact Us

    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, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

    (2)     Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3)     E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov.


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Last Modified on November 23, 2021