• Available July 2024, SUN Bucks to help families of free or reduced eligible students! Click the link on the left!

    NEW SUN Bucks program for free or reduced eligible students to help families over the summer. Click the 2024 SUN Bucks link on the left for more information!

     

    Breakfast will continue for the 2023-2024 school year!

    Funding for no cost breakfast has been approved! Breakfast will be available for all students free of charge for the entire 2023-2024 school year!

    In the event of a 2 hour delay, breakfast will NOT be served. This applies to the entire 2023-2024 school year.

    Enrolled students who are in-school learning will be able to get a breakfast meal 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 fruit juice and milk must be taken to receive a breakfast meal deal price. Gluten free options include 1 bowl of GF Cereal (currently Honey Cheerios or Lucky Charms) 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 fruit juice and milk must be taken to receive a GF breakfast meal deal price.  

    • 1 no cost breakfast will be offered to all students. Additional breakfast meals on the same day will be charged to a student's account accordingly. 
    • Items that are not chosen as part of a meal deal (single milk, single fruit, single main entree item, etc.) must be charged to a student's account as an A la Carte item. All 3 breakfast components, as listed above, must be taken to qualify as a meal.
    • 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. 

    New Lunch Information

    Additional funding has been included in the State of Pennsylvania budget to cover the $0.40 reduced lunch charge for those students who qualify for that benefit. Reduced lunch students will be charged for their lunch; however, it will be at no cost to families.

    Additional Information  

    While the outlook for the 2023-2024 school year looks more stable than the previous year, there are still some items that are having production and availability issues. We expect to be able to source 90-95% 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 in 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.

Food Services Department

Phone: 610-282-3121 Ext- 7330

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Gregory Martin

Coordinator of Food Services

Office: 610-282-3121 ext.- 7330

Email: marting@slsd.org

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.

We encourage any family who can benefit from free or reduced meals to submit an application, whether you believe you'll qualify or not. 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 2023-2024 Free and Reduced Meal application online at www.COMPASS.state.pa.us.



2023-2024 School Lunch Prices

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