Smethport Area School District Smethport Area School District
414 S. Mechanic St., Smethport, PA 16749-1522

Smethport Area School District

Lunch Program

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Lunch Program

Children need healthy meals to learn. Smethport Area School District offers healthy meals every school day.

A reminder to parents or guardians that if your financial status changes throughout the year, you are encouraged to call 887-5543 to request a lunch form be mailed to you.

Encourage your son/daughter to learn his/her student account number.

Due to NEW government regulations, ALL students MUST take either a 1/2 cup of fruit or a 1/2 cup of vegetables with their lunch in order for it to be considered a reimbursable lunch.

Elementary Lunch Prices

Cafeteria Prices ~ Daily / Weekly / Average Monthly

Elementary Student Lunches ~ $2.00 / $10.00 / $40.00

Reduced Lunches ~ $0.40 / $2.00 / $8.00

Adult Lunch ~$3.50

Elementary School Lunch Procedure

  • If an account has a negative balance, no extras or doubles may be purchased.
  • The elementary homeroom teacher will be given a confidential letter to send home with the student, letting the parent/guardian know that their child owes $10.00 or more.
  • All money should be taken to the cafeteria in the morning before 10:00 AM.
  • All accounts should be paid in full by the end of each school year.
  • Any money left over in the child's account at the end of the school year will be available to the student at the beginning of next year.

First and Second-grade students will be putting in their ID#'s in the cafeteria at lunchtime. Please go over these numbers with your child.

Elementary and High School students may substitute an 8 oz. yogurt in place of the main entree. A sandwich will be available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only. Individual salads are offered on Tuesday and Thursday for all students. These choices are in place of the main entree.

There are no a la carte items in the cafeteria except milk. However, a student who purchases a meal may also buy extra menu items. Extra menu items are any single item on the menu. Students are charged for any extras that they choose and must have money in their account to cover these. Students receiving free and reduced meals may also purchase extras if there is money available in their account.

Any student who receives free lunches and purchases MILK ONLY, is charged $0.50. The milk is NOT FREE when purchased without a meal.

If a parent/guardian does not want their child to purchase extras, they may request this in writing to the Food Service Director, who will then put a block on the account.

High School Lunch Prices

Cafeteria Prices ~ Daily / Weekly / Average Monthly

High School Student Lunches ~ $2.10 / $10.50 / $42.00

Reduced Lunches ~ $0.40 / $2.00 / $8.00

Adult Lunch ~ $3.50

High School Lunch Procedure

  • Students are responsible for their own lunch account balance. They need to check and keep track of their balance as they go through the lunch line.
  • If an account has a negative balance, no extras or doubles may be purchased.
  • All money must be taken to the cafeteria in the morning before 10:00 AM.
  • No money will be accepted through the lunch line.
  • All accounts should be paid in full by the end of each school year.
  • Any money left over in the child's account at the end of the school year will be available to the student at the beginning of the next year.
  • Any money left over in a student graduating from Smethport School District will be refunded at the end of the year.

High school students can purchase items from the vending machines but they must be purchased with cash. Soda pop is not available for purchase during school hours. All vending machine selections are analyzed and are in compliance with the nutritional guidelines specified in the Wellness Policy.

The Smethport Area School District utilizes a computerized debit system for cafeteria purchases. With this system, each person is issued a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Even though the student may be able to receive a free, reduced or full pay meal, the PIN number allows them to purchase a meal without being identified.

The Point of Sale systems allows the parents/guardians to deposit money in the student's account in order to purchase meals or extras. Parents can send in money with their child or they can choose to use the online and telephone-based MealPay System. MealPay is a prepayment system that allows the parent to make deposits into their child's account via the web at or call toll free at 1-866-734-4691. There is a small transaction fee for making a deposit online. The program fee associated with deposits made through MealpayPlus will be 4.75% of the total transaction. This change is due to steadily increasing credit card processing and development costs. Many other MealpayPlus services remain free, such as receiving low balance email reminders, checking purchase history, and viewing balances. MealPay can also be used to check your child's account balance or view their purchase history. You may also set up an email alert to be informed when your child's account balance is getting low. There is no charge for these services.

Please note that if you make a payment through MealpayPlus, it takes a couple of days to be credited into your child's account. The money may not be immediately available. If you have any questions or concerns on your child(ren)s lunch account(s), please contact Erica Zeigler, Food Service Director, at 450-5143.

Families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced priced meals. Information and applications are sent home at the beginning of each school year regarding qualifications. If your financial situation should change at any time during the year, contact Ms. Kreiner in the Superintendent's Office at 814-887-5543. The information is held in strict confidence.

Families can also apply for free and reduced meals online by going to the COMPASS website at COMPASS allows Pennsylvania residents to apply for social service programs, such as Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Energy Assistance, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) online.


Come and join us in the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch each day.

A variety of nutritious food is available with several choices.

Fuel your body in the morning to start your day off right and eat lunch to sustain you throughout the rest of the day!

GRAB & GO BREAKFAST: A Grab & Go Breakfast will be available in the HIGH SCHOOL and ELEMENTARY starting Tuesday, September 4 at 7:40 AM. Just put your lunch account number into the pin pad and it is deducted from your account.

For those running late or don't have the time to go down to the cafeteria in the morning for breakfast - a cart filled with various breakfast choices will come to you! You can choose your items from the cart and take it to your classroom to eat. You will need to take a milk and a juice and one other item to make a complete breakfast!

ICE CREAM: Ice cream will be for sale for $0.75 at both cafeterias starting on Friday, September 8. Choose your ice cream as you go through the lunch line and it will be deducted from your account!


Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

  • Call 211
  • Call 1-866-3Hungry or 1-877-8Hambre
  • Text "MEALPA" to 877877 during the summer months
  • Visit the website: (note, this replaces the website)
  • Use the site locator for smartphones -

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Updated October 14, 2015

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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