Food Service Program


SUN Bucks Program

Summer food program infographic. Information below



The Altoona Area School District will operate its annual Summer Food Service Program. The program will begin June 3 and run through July 26 at the following sites: Altoona Area Junior High School, Juniata, and Pleasant Valley Elementary Schools. Sites will be closed on July 4 and July 5. 
Meals will be available free of charge for preschool and school-age children, 18 years of age or younger. Adults attending with their children may purchase a meal at a cost of $4.75.
Lunch will be served Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 
All meals follow USDA school lunch guidelines to ensure they contain protein, fruit, vegetables, bread, and milk. As this is a federal program, funding is dependent on student participation. Visit the USDA website for more information.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

All enrolled students of the Altoona Area School District are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch daily at no charge. Students may continue to purchase additional meals or a la carte items at regular purchase prices.
Any questions regarding the new provision may be directed to Sandy Becker at [email protected] or (814) 946-8270.

Cafeteria Office


Metz Culinary Management - Your child’s nutrition is our top priority.

Healthy eating habits start early. We’ve been a leader in nutrition by establishing programs that enhance the well-being of students, faculty, and staff.

Our menus are designed to encourage healthy eating and promote nutrition education. We design programs that get students involved with the food they eat, whether they learn about growing, selecting, or preparing it.

We look to provide your students with a friendly, welcoming environment where they can recharge and refuel. We’ll do our part to contribute to top performance in the classroom.


Heather Reimer General Manager
(814) 946-8271
[email protected]

Heather Cowher

Administrative Assistant 
(814) 505-1512
[email protected]
Tracey Stiffler 

Metz Assistant Manager - AAHS & Elementary Schools
(814) 946-8319
[email protected]

Angelita Fisher 

Metz Assistant Manager - AAJHS &  Elementary Schools
(814) 381-7582
[email protected]


The Altoona Area School District is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!

 Enrollment is easy!

1. Go to and register for a free account.
2. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.
3. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
4. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check. A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.
If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks® directly:
[email protected] • 1-855-832-5226 • Visit and click on Help/FAQ’s.

What's New in Dining Service

The Altoona Area School District (AASD) Cafeterias are proud to offer meals that are healthy, well balanced, and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your child(ren) to choose school lunch and breakfast!  Read our brochure for more information!

FNS Nondiscrimination Statement:

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 Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at the link below, 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 one of the following options:
  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:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442

  3. Email:
    [email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Cafeteria Prices
Student Breakfast
Second Breakfast $1.20
Ala Carte Items $1.50
Adult Breakfast $2.40
Breakfasts Served Daily 2,135
Student Lunch FREE
Second Lunch
Ala Carte Items $1.50
Adult Lunch $4.75
Lunches Served Daily 5,965

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