Welcome & Important Updates

Welcome to the

Bensalem Township School District

Food Services Department 

 
Free or Reduced Meals Applications
 
**IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE APPLYING FOR
FREE OR REDUCED MEALS**

  

The 2019-2020 Free & Reduced determination will carry over into the 2020-2021 School Year, BUT ONLY for the Grace Period, which ends on 10/15/2020.  What this means is, a new Application for Benefits needs to be completed every school year. Complete an application for the 2020-2021 school year before the Grace Period expires on 10/15/2020 or the student(s) will be put on the Full Pay Meal program after the Grace Period ends on 10/21/2020.

 

If your child(ren) were approved via Direct Certification, those determinations/letters would be mailed early-to-mid August. If you do not receive a letter by the end of August 2020, stating that your child(ren) were approved for Free Meals via Direct Certification, then you may apply for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits via www.schoolcafe.com.

 
IF YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT YOUR CHILD QUALIFIES
UNDER "DIRECT CERTIFICATION", YOU DO NOT
NEED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
 
 
1.) Please submit ONE (1) application per household. All of the children (including foster children) should be on the same application. 
 
2.) Please allow a maximum of two weeks for processing.  You will be notified by mail or e-mail of your child's eligibility status. 
 
3.) Please do not submit an application if you have received a letter stating that your child has been directly certified, otherwise an application is required to be completed each school year.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the

Food Service Department @ 215-750-2800 ext. 4080

Need help completing your
Free & Reduced Meals Application?
View the video and help guide by clicking below
 
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 Pauline A. Welch
Food Service Coordinator
215-750-2800, ext. 4209
 
 
Crystal DiGiacomo, MS, RD
Assistant Food Service Coordinator
 215-750-2800 ext. 4208
 
 
Sandy Kesselman
Administrative Assistant Food Services
215-750-2800 ext. 4080