East Penn School District is proud to offer SchoolCafé, a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments to their children’s cafeteria accounts.
School Café is the place to go for completing Free and Reduced Meal Applications. If you have not received a Notification of Approval for Free Meals – Direct Certification in the mail by mid-July, you may complete an application by using the School Café website. No computer? No problem! You can apply using your smartphone with the mobile-friendly website or download the app.
Benefits of SchoolCafe:
- Mobile-friendly website
- Smartphone app available for download
- 24/7Access. You will need your student’s ID number to set up a new account
- Fund your child’s account securely with your Visa or MasterCard
- Set-up automatic payments or make one-time payments
- View account balance and student purchase history
- Sign up to receive email notices when account balances are low
- Place student limits on à la carte purchases
- Transfer funds between student accounts
- Request Refunds
Collection of Unpaid Meal Charges
School Lunch Debt
Students will not be denied a regular reimbursable meal. Students who do not have money with them or in their meal accounts may charge the cost of their meal to their account and debt will accrue. Students may not charge food items beyond what constitutes a regular reimbursable meal.
At the beginning of the school year, letters listing money owed will be mailed or emailed by the food service provider or Business Office to any parents/guardians whose children have accrued debt during previous years.
Balance reminders will be sent home every two (2) weeks by the food service provider for students who have accrued debt.
If the debt remains unpaid for two (2) months, the food service provider, building principal or designee will contact the parent/guardian to discuss payment options.
If the debt remains unpaid for six (6) months, the Superintendent or designee will send a letter to the parent/guardian advising that the debt be referred to a collection agency or legal action be taken.
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Director of Food & Nutrition –(610) 965-1680 | Email
Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition –(610) 965-1680 | Email
Food Service Administrative Assistant –(610) 966-8309 | Email
School Café Technical Support
For School Café Technical issues please contact School Café Customer Support at 855-729-2328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Discrimination Statement 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.
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The East Penn School District Food Service Department is proudly managed by The Nutrition Group.