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A student must choose at LEAST 3 of 5 components available for the school lunch price. Meat/Meat Alternate, Choice of Vegetable, Choice of Fruit, Grain/Bread, and Choice of Milk (1% White, Fat Free White, 1% Flavored). A minimum of ½ cup serving of fruit or a minimum of ½ cup serving vegetable MUST accompany a reimbursable lunch!

Payments via check should be made payable to MCSD Cafeteria.

* You must re-apply for free/reduced meals every school year.

Your student’s free/reduced meal status from the previous school year carries over for the first 30 days of the current school year. If you are not re-approved for free/reduced meals for the current school year, your student will start to be charged full price for meals effective on the 31st day of school. If you received a letter this school year stating that your student is direct certified for free meals you do not need to fill out an application.

Meal Prices

Meal Price
Elementary Lunch $2.85
Elementary Breakfast $0*
Middle & Jr. High School Lunch $3.00
Secondary Breakfast $0*
High School Lunch $3.00
Reduced Price Breakfast $0*
Reduced Price Lunch $0**
Milk FF or 1% White/FF or Skim Flavored $0.70

*No charge for student breakfasts in SY 23-24 through the State's Free Breakfast Initiative
**No charge for reduced-price lunches in SY 23-24 through the State's Free Lunch for Reduced Eligible Students Initiative

Food Service Highlights for School Year 2023-2024

Breakfast is free for all MCSD students during SY 23-24 through the State’s Free Breakfast Initiative.

Lunch is free for Reduced-price eligible students during SY 23-24 through the State’s Free Lunch for Reduced Eligible Students Initiative.

Students who receive Medical Assistance can now be Direct Certified for Reduced-price meals. Therefore, be sure to check the Benefit column next to your child’s name on the Notice of Direct Certification Letter.

Direct Certification letters were mailed on 8/23/23. The Direct Certification letter is also posted in Family Access on the Home screen and on the Food Service Tab by clicking on “Eligibility Letters”.

The following schools are Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools this year where all students receive free meals: East Derry Elementary, Lewistown Elementary, Strodes Mills Elementary and Lewistown Intermediate.

Parents of students who are not Direct Certified for free/reduced meals and do not attend a CEP school are responsible for paying for their student’s school lunches or for applying for free/reduced-price school meals. The cost of a lunch in SY 23-24 is $2.85 for grades K – 5 and $3.00 for grades 6 – 12. A Free/Reduced Meal application will be sent home with your student at the beginning of school. The application packet is also posted on the MCSD website under the Lunch Menu link.

If you think there is any possibility your household may qualify for free or reduced price meals, please complete and submit an application.

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: Program Discrimination Complaint Filing, 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

Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442

Email U.S. Department of Agriculture

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Quick Links

* Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer: