Updates from Food Service
On Friday, September 9, 2022, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania will make it possible for all schools participating in the School Breakfast Program to provide free breakfast for all enrolled students during the 2022-23 school year, beginning October 1, 2022. Regardless of income, all enrolled students in the Mifflinburg Area School District will be able to eat a free breakfast daily.
The Mifflinburg Area School District applied to the state for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. CEP provides free breakfast and lunch for the schools that qualify. The Mifflinburg Elementary and the Mifflinburg Middle are the only schools that qualified and were approved for CEP. Therefore, the Mifflinburg Elementary and the Mifflinburg Middle Schools will receive free lunches for all enrolled students, in addition to the free breakfast. The Mifflinburg High School and the Mifflinburg Intermediate schools did not qualify for the free lunches and will be charged $2.85 for lunch but will be able to have free breakfast.
Parents/guardians of the Elementary and Middle School students with either a reduced or paid status will be refunded the monies that were paid from the start of school, August 24th through September 30th. The District will review those records and issue the refunds accordingly over the next few weeks. Thank you in advance for your patience.
2022-2023 Student Meal Prices:
Breakfast - Beginning October 1, 2022
All Schools - $ 0.00 Free
Reduced Price - $ 0.00 Free
High and Intermediate - $2.85
Reduced Price - $ .40
HS Sandwich Bar - $2.95
Middle and Elementary - $0.00 Free
Reduced Price - $ 0.00 Free
If you think your child/children may qualify for free or reduced priced meals for the 2022 - 2023 school year, please complete an application. The link is found below or you can call 570-966-8241 for a paper application.
As you are aware during the pandemic, the governing body of our national breakfast and lunch program, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided the opportunity for school districts across the country to provide free meals to all students regardless of income eligibility. The USDA has not extended this opportunity for free meals to continue for the 2022-2023 school year. Thus, the 2022-23 school year will require Free/Reduced priced meal eligibility for students/families to be determined through the traditional application process. These forms are sent home the first day of school. I encourage all families to apply by completing the application sent home or through our website.
We are trying to be as cashless as possible and would encourage you to prefund your student’s account through EZ School Pay, by using a credit or debit card. The processing fees will continue to be waived. The instructions for EZ School Pay are on the district website. Any questions, please contact the Food Service office at 570-966-8241. Thank you.
An application must be completed and approved each school year. If you feel you may qualify for free or reduced meals, you should submit an application.
Applications can be submitted at any time during the school year. Applications can be downloaded or submitted electronically by clicking the link on the district website under Meals & Nutrition and clicking on the PA School Meals Apply for Meal Benefits link(see link below.) Applications are also available at your child's school office or by calling the food service office at 570-966-8241.
Students approved for subsidized meals at another school district are not eligible in our district until an application has been received and approved by the MASD. If a member of your household receives Food Stamps or TANF Cash Assistance, your child is eligible for free meals, but an application may still need to be provided to help us to register your child for benefits.
Questions concerning the application approval process should be addressed to the Food Service office at 570-966-8241
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
The Mifflinburg Area School District has immediate job openings in our Food Service Department. Starting pay can be contingent on current or prior work experience. If you, or someone you know, is interested in joining our Food Service Team, you can obtain an application for employment by stopping by the District Administration office, 178 Maple Street or going online to the district website at Mifflinburg.org under “job opportunities” and click on Food Service Employees.
Please use your student's ID number, NOT your student's social security number on the application. If you do not know your student's ID number, please call 570-966-8241 before you begin your application.
Click the link below to access EZSchoolPay. You are able to view money available on your child's lunch account and/or add funds to your child's account.