Meal Prices & Payment

Your child's school has a computer based point of sale system.  A computerized bar code identifies whether the child qualifies for free or reduced price meals or is full paid.  The bar code enables only authorized Food Services staff to access the child's account.  Each child has their own account into which parents can deposit any amount of money at any time.  Prepay envelopes are provided for your convenience.  Please put your child’s name on the front of the envelope.  You may pay with cash or by check made payable to "Hempfield Cafeteria Account".  Payment for meals is expected at the time of the purchase.

All meals can also be paid for online via  Visit their site for more instructions on how to sign up your child's account for online payments.  (You will need to provide your child's student ID number, which can be found on the Sapphire Parent Portal)

Free & Reduced Price Meals Program

Familes may apply for free or reduced price meals at any time during the school year.  Every year one new family application must be completed.  Applications are approved based on Federal standards for family size and family income. If you need an application, they are available in each school office and in the Food Services Office.  

Select one of the following three methods to apply: 

  1. Hempfield School District EZMealApp:  This is an online free and reduced price meal application that is a fast, easy to follow and step-by-step process which is confidential and allows for quicker approval processing.  Use this link to apply online:  If you have any questions, please call the Food Services Department at 717-898-5566.  Note:  When using EZMealApp link, be sure to select Hempfield School District and NOT Hempfield AREA School District!
  2. Online State Application:  COMPASS is a system used by DPW that allows citizens of Pennsylvania to apply for programs, such as Free & Reduced Price School Meals, Food Stamps, Energy Assistance, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), etc., online at 
  3. Paper Application:  Paper applications are availble upcon request. Please contact the Food Services office at 717-898-5566 between 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.