Dear East Penn School District Families,
For nearly 24 years, we’ve provided high quality, healthy and delicious food. This year will be no different, only those meals are available at zero cost to you . Your support for more meals served means more funding and resources available for your school district to help sustain your school’s food service program. Together we can
ensure that all kids in our community have access to t he same healthy, nutritious meals!
Starting Monday, August 30, 2021, East Penn School District will offer a FREE breakfast and FREE lunch to each student who chooses to receive a meal. Students that are returning to in person learning and VESPA students may take advantage of this special federally funded meal option.
Students enrolled in the fully remote learning option must complete the “VESPA learning meal order form” located on the district website:
Department s >> Food Service >> VESPA Meal Information
Parents are strongly encouraged to continue to return the regular National School Lunch Program free and reduced meal applications as soon as possible to avoid any gap in benefits when the special school meal funding ends.
We’re so excited to welcome you back in the 2021/2022 school year! As always, our goal is to provide high-quality, nutritious, healthy, and well-balanced meals to all students. We’ve certainly missed everyone’s smiling faces! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or feedback. Regards,
Paul Vlasics, Food Service Director
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.
Food Service Director –(610) 965-1680 | Email
Food Service Director –(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
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 Decimation Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at the Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a U.S.D.A. Customer Page , 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, DC 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The East Penn School District Food Service Department is proudly managed by The Nutrition Group.