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HSD Offers Free Meals Through December 31, 2020

The Hempfield Food Service Department is pleased to announce that starting September 14, 2020 all Hempfield Students enrolled in HAVEN, virtual learning, and in-person learning programs will be eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch through December 31, 2020. 

Questions and Answers Regarding the Free Meal Extension:

Are all meals free as they were in the spring?
Yes, all meals are free. Food Services will use the electronic POS at each school to track meals for accounting purposes, but no student will be charged for a meal.

Does the extension of free meals also cover snacks and extras?
No, the extension of free meals only provides one breakfast and one lunch at no charge.  If a student wishes to purchase extras or snacks i.e., ice cream, they must have to have funds in his/her account.  

How do HAVEN & virtual learners order meals?
Read more about our school lunch program for HAVEN and virtual learners here.

How do I put money in my child’s account for snacks/extras?
Deposits can still be made on meal accounts by sending a check with the student’s name and student PIN to:

ATTN: Food Service Department
200 Church Street
Landisville, PA 17538

Checks should be made payable to Hempfield Cafeteria Account.

We highly recommend families use the online My School Bucks Program to prepay for snacks/extras at www.myschoolbucks.com 

Normally, I have to complete a meal benefits application for my child to receive free meals.  I have not completed the application as of yet, do I still need to complete an application for the 2020-2021 SY?
Yes, you still need to complete a meal benefits application because the extension only runs through December 31, 2020t.  If your child qualified for free benefits during the 2019-2020 school year, those benefits will carry over into the 2020-2021 school year for 30 business days. Those previous year benefits will expire on October 8, 2020.  

Normally, I have to complete a meal benefits application for my child to receive reduced meals.  I have not completed that application as of yet, do I still need to complete an application for the 2020-2021 SY? 
Yes, you still need to complete a meal benefits application because the extension only runs through December 31, 2020. .If your child qualified for reduced benefits during the 2019-2020 school year, those benefits will carry over into the 2020-2021 school year for 30 business days. Those previous year benefits will expire on October 8, 2020.