Meals in School and Grab & Go Meals
2020-2021 School Year
Hybrid students have the option to receive breakfast and lunch from the cafeteria on the days they attend. Please pre order your school meals through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The USDA has extended the waiver that allows complimentary meals for all students 18 and under. Visit our Lunch Menus page for monthly Early Learning Center and State Road Campus menus.
In addition, we will continue to provide our Grab & Go Meals on Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Due to Thanksgiving Break, there will be no Grab and Go meals on Wednesday, November 25th. Because we have a hybrid schedule, you may pick up these meals for the days your student is not in school. The USDA does ask that duplicate meals not be obtained (eating a meal in school AND receiving Grab & Go meals for the same day.) You do not need to be enrolled at AGCS to participate in the Grab and Go Program.
We look forward to welcoming your students back in the building and seeing you at the Grab & Go line!
We hope you will utilize this food service program, as a nutritious and healthy breakfast and lunch is a vital part of each school day.
Thank you for the privilege to feed your children! Please direct any questions to Leona Bankoski, Food Service Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-667-5000, ext 313.
2020 Spring & Summer Grab & Go Success!
The Food Services Department has concluded their Spring & Summer Grab & Go Meal Program and is excited to share that over 14,000 meals were provided to our community during these months.
In addition, we were the recipients of a Nourishing Neighbors grant in the amount of $5,000. Nourishing Neighbors, an initiative of the Albertsons Companies Foundation, established this opportunity to help local families impacted by the current crisis. This grant money is specifically aimed at increasing participation in, and access to local meal programs.
Managing Your Lunch Account
AGCS offers schoolcafé, an online service for the convenience of replenishing lunch accounts with a debit or credit card. Please note that schoolcafé adds 5% to each online payment transaction. Visit schoolcafé to make an online deposit to your child's cafeteria account, check balances, review purchases, and to get low balance reminders. For information on using schoolcafé, please download the schoolcafé Instructions Flyer.
You are also welcome to send in a deposit for your student via check (made out to AGCS) with no additional charges. Please use the Cafeteria Account Deposit Slip and mark the envelope "Cafeteria Deposit," with your child's name and homeroom Teacher.
Meal Programs at AGCS
Delicious, nutritious breakfasts will be served starting on the first day of school, through our Grab & Go program. Breakfast examples: fruit, cereal, yogurt, muffins, bagels, fruit juice and milk.
Complete lunches are prepared fresh daily and include five components: Meat/Meat Alternate, Grain, Fruit, Vegetable, and Milk. Every day we offer our Students a wide variety of healthy, tasty lunch items that kids love to eat, including favorites like:
♥ Chicken nuggets
♥ Bosco sticks
♥ Ham & cheese wrap
♥ Turkey sandwich
♥ Mozzarella sticks
Please download these helpful documents for more information about breakfast and lunch at AGCS. This information may be modified, due to the effects of the 2020 global pandemic.
Online Nutrition Resources
Choose My Plate - Maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Here, you'll find printable materials, food pyramid guides, healthy food activities, and more!
Dole Children's Health - Dole's "SuperKids" site on nutrition.
Growing Up Healthy - Nemours Children's Health System's site, with information on healthy eating, physical activity, screen time, sleep routines, and emotional wellness.