• Free or Reduced Meal Information

    The Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Programs are available for low-income families, which adheres to the National Breakfast and Lunch Program guidelines and in compliance with U.S. Public Law 108-265. To qualify, a parent/guardian must complete an application EVERY YEAR after July 1st. You may apply at any time if there are any income changes.  If you have received a Direct Certification Letter for the 2020-21 school year from the Food Service Director, you do not need to reapply.
     
    Click here for a 2020-2021 Free and Reduced Application. Please fill out all information on all pages.  
     
    Making it faster and easier for families to apply for the Free or Reduced priced meals.
    • You can apply at www.schoolcafe.com.   We encourage parents to file electronically if possible to speed up the approval process.
    • Simply create a new account or sign in for an existing account and in a few short minutes your application will be submitted directly to the Food Service Director.
    • You'll receive a custom Pin # to enter and click that your application has been received.
    • You'll receive by mail a confirmation letter on your application results.
    •  www.schoolcafe.com. Is the one stop shop for payments, student's account information and applying for Free or Reduced Meals.

    Applications are also available from the main office at each school or through the district's Food Service office. It is not necessary to complete a separate application for each child in the family, including a foster child. 
     
    The completed application may be handed in at each school office or submitted to:
     
     
    Exeter Township School District
    Attention: Food Services
    200 Elm Street
    Reading, PA 19606

    The household will receive written notification of the students' eligibility. The free or reduced status is programmed into the payment system and provides confidentiality for the student receiving the free or reduced price meal.
  • Non-Discrimination Statement
    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, disability, age, 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:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.