NEW UPDATE as of 10/8/2020
MNSD LUNCH PROGRAM
The Marple Newtown School District Food Service Department is happy to announce that the USDA has extended nationwide waivers to continue the Seamless Summer Option through the end of 2020.
This extension means that we are able to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled in our district and anyone 18 years old and younger that live in their household.
Starting October 5th (Elementary) and October 12th (Middle & High School), FREE lunch will be provided in schools during A&B days. Wednesdays will be the NEW PICK UP DAY. On Wednesday, you will receive 3 lunch meals and 5 breakfast meals.
- Fill out the attached form.
- If you have already been picking up meals and filled out the form, you will automatically be put on the list for pick ups on WEDNESDAYS (Please do not fill form out twice!)
- Last pick up day for Tuesday and Thursday schedule will be Oct 1st.
- October 7th will be the start of the new pick up day at the following locations:
- Meal pick up will be at Marple Newtown High School. Please form a car line around the backside of the school by the loading dock on Wednesdays between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
MNSD Cafeteria employees will be on location to assist you.
If you are interested and have not already filled out a form, please CLICK HERE to fill out the lunch program form. If we do not receive the form back, the student(s) will not be provided lunches for pick up.
I hope you and your family are safe and well during this COVID-19 situation, and thank you for the opportunity to help you in these difficult times.
Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns.
Tina Stiles, Food Service Director
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
(Q) Will I receive confirmation that I filled out the form? No, your pickups will start immediately on Wednesdays.
(Q) My students does not qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch, am I still eligible for the free meal during A&B Hybrid and pick up? Yes, the USDA waiver extensions includes everyone, regardless of lunch status.
(Q) Do I need to pay for the meals? No, the meals that are distributed are provided at no cost.
(Q) Where and when do I pick up the meals? The meal pickup is on WEDNESDAYS between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM at Marple Newtown High School. A completed meal pick up form (see link above) is required in order to receive meals.
(Q) What will be in the bags? Wednesday pick up will include 5 Breakfasts and 3 Lunches. If you are all virtual, you will receive 5 lunches and 5 breakfasts.
(Q) How long will this program last and will I be charged for these meals at a later time? According to the USDA’s announcement, this program should last until the end of 2020 or until funding runs out. You will be notified if there are changes to this program. You will not be charged for any meals.
(Q) Does my child/student need to be with me at the time of pick up? No, parents/guardians can pick up the meals without the child or student present.
(Q) What will my Childs lunch look like in school? Menu is posted online under food service mnsd website. Only one option will be provided during the A&B schedule.
(Q) Can I pick up for other families? Yes, as long you provide the names of the children you are picking up for. Reminder one child in each household must be enrolled in MNSD to be eligible for free meals.