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**

  

It is important to note that this determination is based on the current school year (2019-2020).  This 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, if you complete an Application for Benefits, you will need to do so again after the start of the new school yearJuly 1, 2020 – or the student(s) will be put on the Full Pay Meal program after the Grace Period ends on 10/15/2020.

 

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.

 

Please note that none of the information above affects the current Free Grab-and-Go Meals Program operating at our various schools and Creekside Apartments, which is free to all students up to age 18.  The information in this letter is only in regards to the standard breakfast and lunch meals served in the cafeteria, while the students are physically attending school.

 

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

 
 
IF YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT YOUR CHILD QUALIFIES
UNDER "DIRECT CERTIFICATION", YOU DO NOT
NEED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
 
*Please note there are no paper applications*
 
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

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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