Food Service Program

Free Meals for All Students
The Altoona Area School District is participating in the USDA Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year. 
 
This means that our school is providing free meals to all students!

This program provides additional support and flexibility for our district to continue serving meals to children while maintaining safety measures and managing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Even though receipt of free meals does not depend on an approved free and reduced-price meal application, we are still distributing and processing them so AASD families may qualify for P-EBT benefits as well as other school funding. See application information below.

 

 
USDA Free and Reduced Lunch - School Meals Program
 
The National School Breakfast Program feeds 10 million children each day, and the National School Lunch Program feeds more than 30 million students. With so many children receiving as much as 50 percent of their daily caloric intake from school meals, it is vital for schools to provide nutritious food alongside the best possible education for the success of their students.
 
(For assistance in completing forms, please call Sandy Becker at (814) 946-8270.)
School Menus
 
On days where there may be school delays or cancellations, menus are subject to change to Cook's Choice.


NOTE: Learning Express Preschool at Penn-Lincoln Elementary follows the Elementary Menus. Some changes may be made to the menus without notice to accommodate the needs of the Preschool students. Also be advised that the Preschool does NOT follow the AASD School Calendar, but their own LEX Calendar which may be accessed on the Preschool Website.

 

Menus for August 25, 2021 through September 24, 2021


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.

General Manager - 814-946-8271
Heather Reimer
hreimer@aasdcat.com

Administrative Assistant - 814-505-1512
Heather Cowher
hcowher@aasdcat.com

Metz Assistant Manager - 814-946-8319
Tracey Stiffler - AAHS & Elementary Schools
tstiffler@aasdcat.com

Metz Assistant Manager - 814-381-7582
Angelita Fisher - AAJHS &  Elementary Schools
afisher@aasdcat.com

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MySchoolBucks
 
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 MySchoolBucks.com 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:
parentsupport@myschoolbucks.com • 1-855-832-5226 • Visit myschoolbucks.com 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!

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SFSP Kids

Free Meals for Children in the Summer

Schools or families may use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:
 
*Call: 211 or 1.866.3HUNGRY or 1.877.8HAMBRE
 
*Text: "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877877
 
*Download: RangeAPP.org mobile app
 

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Cafeteria Prices
Breakfast $1.10
Reduced Breakfast Price $  .30
Ala Carte Items $  .60
Adult Price $2.10
Breakfasts Served Daily 2,135
Lunch $2.15
Reduced Lunch Price $  .40
Ala Carte Items $1.00
Adult Price $3.15
Lunches Served Daily 5,965
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