Food Services Personnel
Jenelle Himmelreich, Director of Food and Nutrition Services
Mary Heckathorn, High School Manager ext. 20532
Kim Wilson, Assistant Director and Middle School Manager ext. 30532
Lucy Hollinger, Fort Zeller Elementary Manager ext. 50530
Tracey Weik, Intermediate School Manager ext. 40532
Kathy Dove, Jackson Elementary Manager ext. 60530
Free Breakfast for students continues throughout the 2023-2024 school year!
All students that are interested in receiving breakfast must go through the cafeteria line or breakfast cart and provide their student pin number in order to account for the meal participation. However, there is no charge for the first breakfast meal. Second meals and snacks are charged at ala carte prices.
FREE/REDUCED PRICE MEAL BENEFITS
ELCO participates in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs. Families must apply each school year. If you would like to apply for free or reduced price lunch, please visit
SchoolCafé website at SchoolCafe.com,
COMPASS website at www.compass.state.pa.us
Complete and submit a paper application which is available at all school building offices.
For SchoolCafe.com, you will need to create a user ID and Password and then add your child(rens) information. You will need their 7-digit ID number for the online application.
If you have any questions, please call your school.
Remember that bottled water and ala carte snacks are offered and charged at ala carte pricing. Potable water is available at all times in each of the school cafeterias free of charge through a water bottle filling station or water fountain.
ADDING MONEY TO YOUR STUDENT’S ACCOUNT
Cash and Check Deposits - We are asking our families to have all cash and check deposits in an envelope with the students' name printed, cash amount and the student's ID Number. We are trying to eliminate the handling of cash at the registers. All cash deposits will all be placed in the student's account and no change will be given. Please send only what you want deposited at that time. We will have extra envelopes available at the registers for the students to fill out if an envelope is forgotten.
SchoolCafe is available for parents/guardians to monitor school lunch accounts. Parents/Guardians, follow the SchoolCafe instruction manual located below to sign up for an account and link it to your son or daughter. You will need your child’s student school ID which can be found on the Student Information sheet sent home this summer or being distributed to your child the first day of school.
Should you need help locating your child’s school ID, please contact his/her school building. Should you have a specific question about SchoolCafe, please contact his/her school building and ask for the cafeteria.
SchoolCafe is available for making online deposits and to make the selections for the purchase that are allowed for your child's meal account. You will also be able to use your credit card to add money to your child’s meal account. There is a 5% convenience fee per deposit. If you have more than one child in the District, the fee goes by the total amount of the deposit, not by the individual student deposits. As long as the transaction is at one time.
There is no fee create and maintain your child's meal account. You may view the purchasing history as well as be notified for low balances through email.
This technology allows us to provide debit accounts for purchases, and increases the speed of food service to students so they have more time to eat and converse. Parents enjoy the convenience of prepaying for their child's purchases at whatever level they choose. The point of sale system also eliminates the overt identification of students who are eligible for free or reduced benefits.
The system allows you to put money in your child’s account for meals and/or ala carte items. Students still have the option to pay cash on a daily basis. We urge you to take full advantage of this system by placing money into your child's account on a weekly, monthly or annual basis. You choose the amount you want to deposit. Any money not spent by the end of school will be available for your child's use the following school year. You may use the feature to receive a low balance notification. For proper notification of low balances, it is recommended to use $10.00 as the minimum balance so that you are notified in a timely matter.
We are proud of the quality Food Service Program we offer at Eastern Lebanon County School District, and we do our best to keep our customers, the students, happy and well fed.
Medical Care Plan for Food Service
If your child requires any special dietary need or has a food allergy, please let us know. Follow the link below for information on how to submit the medical care plan form.
The USDA Medical Care Plan for Food Services is used for student with food allergies or special dietary needs. This for must be filled out and signed by an physician or medical authority.
Mission Statement for Food Service
The mission of the Food and Nutrition Services Department is to provide a variety of appealing and nutritious foods in an environment that is respectful of each student's needs and differences. Food Service employees will provide all students the opportunity to reach their maximum learning potential through healthy food choices.
Non Discrimination 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, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal of retailiation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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 (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing of have speech disabilities may 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 complaint fo discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at http:www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or wrote 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 Assitant Secretary for Civil Rights
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