Food Services Department

The Food Services Department participates in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and After School Snack Programs, providing nutritious meals and snacks daily to students and staff. Regulations regarding meal patterns and program procedures are established by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Not only is our department concerned with serving nutritious meals, we are also very diligent in maintaining food safety and sanitation standards. Every school has a minimum of two staff members who are trained and ServSafe certified.

*Please Note: Breakfast will not be served at the elementary schools in the event there is a 2-hour delay.  A cold grab-and-go breakfast will be available at all secondary schools.

You will find answers to many of your questions by clicking on the links to the right.  The selection of a la carte items available to students in the course of a school day is now restricted by Federal mandates. We have worked hand-in-hand with the HSD Wellness Council to provide the best offerings within these mandates. For more information about Food Services, check out our Department Blog.

Pay for School Meals Online

Did you know that you could pay for your child's meals online?  In addition to seeing your child's cafeteria balance, you can also receive automatic email reminders about when payments are needed.  Learn more by visiting (You will need to provide your child's student ID number, which can be found on the Sapphire Parent Portal)

Please Note: When registering with My School Bucks for the first time, be sure to select "Hempfield School District (Lancaster)" not "Hempfield Area School District"

"Special Delivery" Celebration Packages

Would you like to recognize or reward your child for a job well done or have a special delivery package for their birthday?  We have a "Celebration Surprise" special delivery package available, filled with a variety of educational and fun items!  Check out our Celebration Surprise Flyer for more information and order form!

Food Services Info

Mr. Brian Rathgeb
Director of Food Services







Catering Information

Department Contacts

Meal Prices & Payments*

Summer Food Service Programs

*Check this page for free & reduced lunch info


Medical Plan of Care Form

Monthly Wellness Newsletters

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015