PA Pandemic Nutrition Relief
As part of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, funding for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) has been extended through June 2021. Through P-EBT, eligible school children receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits via EBT cards to purchase food outside of school. The Department of Human Services (DHS) is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to identify eligible children and issue P-EBT tentatively in late May. More information can be found on the DHS P-EBT Guide Webpage.
The PDE has requested all Parent/Family/Public Inquires be directed to the DHS Customer Service Line: 484-363-2137.
Free and Reduced Meal Application
Applying for free and reduced meal benefits has never been easier! You can now apply, submit, and track your application status from start to finish through your schoolcafé account.
- Complete your Free & Reduced Applications right from your computer or phone
- Easily see the results of you applications
- Access your submitted applications and eligibility notifications
For more information on using schoolcafé, please download the schoolcafé Instructions Flyer.
If you need assistance in completing the application, you're welcome to contact Ms. Karen Furlano at 484-667-5000, extension 312.
For a hard-copy of the instructions and forms, please download the following 2019-2020 documents: