• Welcome to Food & Nutrition



    Make sure you apply for benefits for the 2023-2024 school year.

    Fund your student's account and apply at www.schoolcafe.com.


    The Food Service Operation at the Chambersburg Area School District is determined to provide nutritious foods that provide our students with the options they need and want to be able to choose a healthy and balanced diet. 


  • Due to nationwide distribution and product shortages, various products are being substituted and menus are being adjusted if necessary.   Food service is diligently working to supply a variety and options to our students.  

    Substituted items may contain allergens.  Managers and staff are doing their best to monitor these changing products and substitutions.   

  • Money/Funds:

    We are requesting parents/guardians to utilize our free online payment system to add funds to their student's account.  www.schoolcafe.com

    Breakfast cost is $2.10 for K-5, and $2.20 for secondary.

    Lunch cost is $3.00 for K-5, and $3.15 for secondary.


    Funds may also be sent to the Food Service office at:

    721 South Sixth Street.

    Chambersburg, PA  17201

    Please make sure to add student data and a phone number to contact. 

  • Community Eligibility Schools (CEP)  schools - 2023-2024 School Year

    The following schools are enrolled in CEP for the 2023-2024 school year

    1. Andrew Buchanan
    2. Benjamin Chambers
    3. Early Learning Centers
    4. Falling Springs
    5. Fayetteville
    6. Franklin Learning Center
    7. Grandview
    8. Guilford Hills
    9. Hamilton Heights
    10. Lurgan
    11. Marion
    12. Merakey
    13. New Franklin
    14. Scotland
    15. South Hamilton
    16. Stevens

    Students enrolled in these locations receive breakfast and lunch at no cost to the student. 

    Additional items or snacks would require funds to be in a student's account.

    PA School Meal Initiatives:

    For this upcoming school year, 2023-2024, there has been a continuation of the Universal Free Breakfast Initiative. This means no student will be charged for a complete (Reimbursable) breakfast at any of our schools.

    Also for this school year, 2023-2024, there is a new initiative that allows any student that qualifies as Reduced to not be charged for their complete (Reimbursable) lunch.

    Both of these Initiatives will not cover any additional items for student purchase. These items will be charged to the students account and money needs to be available on their account.


    The Food Service Operation is responsible for the operation of cafeterias in the Chambersburg Area School District's 17 buildings including, the Franklin County Career and Technology Center, the Franklin Learning Center, Merakey, and several Head Start Programs.

    Food Service Staff work to ensure that all school programs are compliant with local, state and federal regulations. 

    The Food Service Office is located at:

    721 South Sixth Street

    Chambersburg, PA 17201

    Main Phone Number: 717-261-3416

    Food Services Director: 717-261-3391

  • 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, disability, age, 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) E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.