Food Services

  • Welcome to the Hamburg Area School District Food Service Department web page. As a partner in education, we are committed to providing our students and staff with wholesome, nutritious, and appetizing foods, served in a courteous and professional manner. Our menus meet the standards set by the National School Lunch Program.

    Breakfast and lunch is served in all buildings. The Middle School and High School have several serving lines that offer many options for selecting a reimbursable meal. These healthy, convenient, and economical meals contain high-quality ingredients from the five food groups: grains, vegetables, fruits, meat/poultry, and dairy products. Research has found a clear connection between good nutrition and student achievement, and schools that have implemented healthy food programs report fewer behavior problems.


                                                 Important Message  Nov. 23, 2020  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 

    Meal Pick-Up will be available Monday October 26, at the high school.  (3 Lunches and 3 breakfasts)

    Pick-up will be available from 5pm-6pm at the loading dock in the rear of the high school building.

    Please click here to reserve your meals



    Covid-19 Waiver Update 

    Please note: The USDA has announced a waiver that allows for all children 18 years and younger to receive breakfasts and lunches for free.   The waiver expires on 12/31/20 or when the program runs out of funds.  Below you see the Covid -19 procedures. Currently, all meals are free.  This includes students that are on campus, attending HAVA, homeschool, and cyber/charter schools.

    Please continue to apply for free and reduced lunches as you would each year so that there may be a seemless transition when the funds are depleted or Dec. 31, 2020, which ever occurs first.    

    In addition: This USDA waiver allows for all community children 18 years and younger to receive free breakfasts and lunches.  Please follow the same instruction as noted for Virtual/Homeschool students in the Covid-19 Covid Food Service Update below. 



    Covid-19 Meal Pick-up at the Hamburg Area Middle School


    Monday October 26 (2 Lunches and 2 Breakfasts)

    Wednesday October 28 (3 Lunches and 3 Breakfasts)

    Monday November 2 (2 Lunches and 2 Breakfasts)

    Wednesday November 4 (3 Lunches and 3 Breakfasts)

    Monday November 9 (2 Lunches and 2 Breakfasts)

    Wednesday November 11 (3 Lunches and 3 Breakfasts)



                Click Here for Meals for Meal Pick-Up on October 19 



    HASD Covid-19 Food Service Procedures


    Serving Line Procedures for On-Campus Learning-

    *Elementary students will have a choice of their entrée. The remaining items will all be placed onto their tray.

    *Secondary Students will choose between entrees/hot sides and then will add their own choices of pre-packaged/cupped fruits and vegetables to their tray.

    *All cashiers will use handheld scanners to scan the student’s bar code. Pin Pads will not be used.


    Breakfast Service for On-Campus Learning-

    *Breakfast will be sent home in the afternoon to be eaten the following morning.

       --Elementary students should request breakfast from their teacher each morning.

       --Secondary students will pass through the café each afternoon.

    *The Breakfast bag will include breakfast entrée, fruit, juice, and milk.



    Meal Service for Virtual Learning and Home School Students-

    *Meals will be distributed twice per week. This first week will be 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts on Tues. Sept 8 and 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts Thurs. Sept 10. Most weeks will be Mondays (2 Lunches and 2 Breakfasts) and Wednesdays (3 Lunches and 2 Breakfasts). Please look for updates.

    *The meals will be distributed from the Middle School from 1:00 PM until 1:30pm. Please park in the front of the building and enter through the cafeteria doors. Signs will be in place.

    *The menu is undefined but will usually have a hot lunch on pick-up days plus addition lunches and breakfasts.


    ***Families should pre-register for their meal pick -up by 8:00am on each service day through the District’s Website /Food Service Department


    Contact David Shefter, Food Service Director, with questions. 610-562-2241 X2533HASD




    Free & Reduced Price Meals Information 

    The District serves free or reduced price meals daily to students who qualify, based on income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Click Here to be directed to the on-line application. If you would prefer a paper application you can obtain one meal through the District Food Service office or any other school office at any time during the school year.  You can request assistance completing  an application by contacting  Debbie Cashman at 610-562-2241, ext. 2534.

    Please note: It is never too late to apply for participation in the Free/Reduced Meal Program for your child. Your confidential application is kept on file in the Food Service Office and is not shared with anyone. Applications should be submitted on-line with this link.  (Application)   




    COMPASS allows Pennsylvanians to apply for social service programs, such as Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Energy Assistance, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), etc., online.  Families can use COMPASS to apply for free or reduced price school meals only, or they can apply for other services at the same time (FS, TANF, etc.). You can apply for free or reduced price school meals online by going to the COMPASS website at


    Summer Meals Locator

    Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the summer while school is out of session.  You can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children beginning in mid-May.

    • Call 211
    • Call  1-866-3Hungry or  1-877-8Hambre
    • Text "MEALPA" to 877877 during the summer months
    • Visit the website:
    • Use the site locator for smartphones-


    The Hamburg Area School District has one site: The Hamburg Area High School.


    Nondiscrimination Statement

    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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA  (not all bases apply to all programs).  Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

    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 or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email:

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.




    Contact Information

     David Shefter-- Food Service Director

      Phone-610-562-2241 X2533    or email


     Janise Parker -- Fiscal Secretary

      Phone- 610-562-2241 X2534  or email



Mr. David Shefter, Director of Food Services
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