• No-Cost Breakfast!

    **NEW INFORMATION, 12/14/22: In the event of a 2 hour delay, breakfast will NOT be served. This applies to the entire 22-23 school year.

    Enrolled students who are in-school learning will be able to get a breakfast meal at no cost in their school cafeteria.  No breakfast distribution to remote students will happen at this time. 

    Breakfast menus are available by clicking "School Menus" on the left side of this page.

    The listed serving times below may be adjusted as necessary. We will notify parents/guardians of any schedule changes.

    • Hopewell Elementary and Liberty Bell Elementary will serve breakfast from 8:40am to 9:10am.
    • Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School will serve breakfast from 8:35am to 9:10am.
    • Southern Lehigh High and Middle Schools will serve breakfast from 7:15am to 7:30am.

    A breakfast meal consists of an entrée item (breakfast sandwich, yogurt & muffin, mini waffles, bagel, Pop Tarts, etc.), fruit or fruit juice, and a choice of milk. A fruit or juice must be taken to receive a no-cost breakfast meal. Gluten free options include 1 bowl of GF Cereal (currently Honey Cheerios or Cinnamon Chex) or 2 - 4oz. Yogurt or 2 String Cheese Sticks or 1 - 4oz. Yogurt & 1 String Cheese Stick, fruit or fruit juice, and a choice of milk. A fruit or juice must be taken to receive a no-cost breakfast meal.  

    • One no-cost breakfast meal per enrolled student per school day.
    • A second breakfast meal can be purchased after the first breakfast is received at no cost. Students must have money in their lunch account or cash in hand for a second breakfast meal, but there is no cost for the first breakfast meal.
    • Once their meal is selected, students will go to the register so the breakfast can be credited to their account. There is no cost for a meal but SLSD is reimbursed based on the individual eligibility of the student, so meals need to be associated with a student's account.
    • This new program will not affect school lunches. Free and reduced lunch status will continue to depend on individual family eligibility and will be charged to a student's account accordingly. 
    • Students will pick up their breakfast in their school's cafeteria.

    Please check the Cafeteria FAQ's section, on the left side of this page, for more information. 

    Hello SLSD Family.

    While the outlook for the 2022-2023 school year looks more stable than last year, there are still some items that are having production and availability issues. We expect to be able to source 80-90% of the items we usually use to provide healthy school meals that follow the necessary guidelines. There could be times that we will not receive what we order, which will necessitate a menu change the week or even the day of service.

    When there is a need to change menu items, the Lead Cafeteria Worker notifies the main office of their school, so the menu change can be communicated to the students. When we are aware that a menu change is necessary a day or more in advance, an email will be sent out to notify parents. We are striving to ensure product shortages and menu changes do not happen. Through our bidding process, we have acquired a new main grocery food purveyor that is excited about the opportunity to service all the schools in our food purchasing co-op, and they are confident that they will be able to provide the necessary items we require to feed the students.

    Please keep in mind,  menus are created with the expectation of not having supply concerns. So, we continue to ask for everyone’s patience and understanding during these extended unusual times. 

    Thank you.


    Thank you to Giant in Coopersburg!! 

    Thanks to their "Make a Difference Together" program, where patrons can round up the change from their purchase and make additional donations to the program which helps local organizations financially by offering the collected donations and rounded up change for a 2 month period. This year, the Food Service Department was given $7,508.88 to help feed students by offsetting the additional costs associated with the products we purchase for meals.


    Nondiscrimination Statement 

    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,
    https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, 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) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.

Food Services Department

Phone: 610-282-3121 Ext- 7330


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Gregory Martin

Coordinator of Food Services

Office: 610-282-3121 ext.- 7330

Email: marting@slsd.org

To date, the USDA has NOT extended the nationwide waiver which provided for free meals for every student. 

If students are not Directly Certified for free meal benefits, families must submit the income and name of each person who lives in the household, via an application. This can be done online at the link provided below or a paper application is available through your child's school office. 

A la carte items will be available for purchase and students must have money in their accounts or in hand in order to purchase a la carte items (extra entrée, milk, snacks, etc.). A complete lunch includes:  Entree item, Vegetable, Fruit or Juice, and Milk (Vegetable, Fruit, and/or Juice MUST be selected to constitute a complete meal). Please feel free to contact the Food Services office at 610-282-3121 Ext.- 7330 if you have any questions.

**Free meals are NO LONGER available to all students for the upcoming 22-23 school year. ONLY students who are directly certified by the State of Pennsylvania or turn in an application that establishes free or reduced eligibility, based on the household's income, will receive those benefits.

Information from the free & reduced application can be used by the State of Pennsylvania to provide additional funding to families that need it. Even if you don't think your family will qualify, we still encourage you to fill out a free and reduced lunch application. Click here to view the application on our website. 

You may also fill out a 2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meal application online at www.COMPASS.state.pa.us.

"Meals To Go" (Heat & eat) Lunch Kits are NO LONGER being offered.



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Rita Balik

Secretary to the Director of Support Services

610-282-1030 Ext. 5301


2022-2023 School Lunch Prices