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.
*** Our food distributors are currently having both supply chain and staffing challenges. We will be doing our best to provide all menu choices listed daily. Menu items are subject to change based on availability of products and deliveries. We appreciate your understanding.
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 at the end of the school year 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, and homeschool.
Please continue to apply for free and reduced lunches as you would each year so that there may be a seemless transition next year.
In addition: This USDA waiver allows for all community children 18 years and younger to receive free breakfasts and lunches.
Meal Service for Virtual Learning Students-
*Meals will be distributed twice per week. 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 and will include Breakfasts and Lunches.
Monday December 20 - 4 Breakfasts and 4 Lunches
Monday January 3 - 2 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches
Wednesday January 5 - 3 Breakfasts and 3 Lunches
Monday January 10 - 2 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches
Wednesday January 12 -- 3 Breakfasts and 3 Lunches
Tuesday (Special Day!) January 18-- 4 Breakfasts amd 4 Lunches
Monday January 24 -- 2 breakfasts and 2 Lunches
Wednesday January 26-- 3 Breakfasts and 3 Lunches
Monday January 31-- 2 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches
Contact David Shefter, Food Service Director, with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
WHEN A STUDENT IS ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH THEY ARE ALSO ENTITLED TO A FREE OR REDUCED BREAKFAST.
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 http://www.compass.state.pa.us/
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: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodsrocks
- Use the site locator for smartphones- Rangeapp.org
The Hamburg Area School District has one site: The Hamburg Area High School.
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: email@example.com.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
David Shefter-- Food Service Director
Phone-610-562-2241 X2533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Janise Parker -- Fiscal Secretary
Phone- 610-562-2241 X2534 or email email@example.com