Cafeteria & Food Service

The Neshannock Township School District is committed to providing healthy and well-balanced meals for our students.  We continuously strive to offer a large variety of quality food choices in the cafeteria that focus on health, wellness, and good nutrition.

Freshly prepared, nutritious lunches are provided daily by The Nutrition Group.  Our program follows the nutritional requirements of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program and the District’s Wellness Policy.  This assures school meals meet the nutritional standards set forth by the USDA and Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Families that have children attending a public school district can apply online for free or reduced price school lunches through the National School Lunch Program using COMPASS or the Schoolcafe Website.  COMPASS allows Pennsylvanians to apply for social services programs, such as Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),  Energy Assistance, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), etc. online. The COMPASS Website is www.compass.state.pa.us.  Parents can use the Schoolcafe app to apply for free or reduced lunches through the application process. The Schoolcafe website is www.schoolcafe.com.  A new application is required each year for ALL participating students to keep receiving free or reduced meals.  However, there is a 30 day carry over from the previous school year to the current school year.  Parents should remember that after the 30 day carryover, lunches will be set back to a paid status if application has not been made.  If parents do not have access to the Internet, a paper application can be made by contacting Mrs. Concetta P. Fiorante, Director of Pupil Services, Neshannock Township School District, 3834 Mitchell Road, New Castle, PA  16105 at 724-658-4793 or cfiorante@ntsd.org.

2017-2018 Breakfast and Lunch Menus:

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

The National School Lunch Program

Nut Free Snack Suggestions

Important Documents and Downloads

 Cafeteria Policies

  • Charging Ala’ Cart or Country Store items is not permitted.
  • The cut-off date for Cafe’ charges is 3 weeks prior to the end of the school year. Negative balances must be paid prior to the end of the school year.
  • Accounts with positive balances will be carried over to the next school year.
  • Students should remember that multiple items should be combined into a single purchase. Purchasing items separately results in an increased cost.
  • Jr / Sr High Students are encouraged to use their Student Id cards to reduce account errors and speed up the line.
  • One student cannot charge another student’s lunch to their account.

We use Schoolcafe Points of Sale in our cafeterias. Parents can prepay their children’s lunches in a variety of ways.

Neshannock Memorial Elementary

  • Students can pay cash at the lunch line.
  • Cash can be sent in an envelope to the homeroom teacher or cafeteria manager.
  • Checks can be made payable to Neshannock Township School District and sent to school. Please list the student’s name and ID number on the check.
  • Parents can use the Schoolcafe Website, schoolcafe.com to prepay student meals.
  • Parents can setup an account by using their child’s school Student ID number.
  • The student ID number can be found on Student ID cards, report cards, or by contacting the school.

Neshannock Junior Senior High School

  • Students can pay cash at the lunch line.
  • Cash can be sent in an envelope to the homeroom teacher or cafeteria manager.
  • Checks can be made payable to Neshannock Township School District and sent to school. Please list the student’s name and ID number of the check.
  • Parents can use the Schoolcafe Website,schoolcafe.com, to prepay student meals. Parents can setup an account by using their child’s school Student ID number .  The student ID number can be found on Student ID cards, schedules, report cards, or by contacting the school.
  • Students enter their Student ID number at the Point of Sale to access their account.
  • The cashier can see the student’s name and picture to assure the correct student is using the account.

Checking Lunch Account Balances

Lunch account balances are displayed on the Schoolcafe website.  Parents can access a student’s account balance by logging into the dashboard. All payment and sales data should be on the Schoolcafe site within 24-48 hours after the transaction. Funds are available in the cafeteria within 2-24 hours after deposit.

Price of Meals

Children need healthy meals to learn. Neshannock Township School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.00; lunch costs $2.25 for elementary students and $2.50 for middle school and high school students. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

summerfoodsmallThe Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session.

Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT AND COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination 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 or retaliation 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 or 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 of 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 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: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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