Food Service Program

Summer Food Program Logo

he Altoona Area School District will operate its annual Summer Food Service Program under a new format with the first distribution beginning June 10 and running through July 29, 2020.  Each weekly distribution will contain five breakfast and five lunch meals and is available free to all children, 18 years of age or younger at each distribution. Online orders are currently being accepted for the June 10 distribution.

Orders may be picked up on Wednesday of each week, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., at one of four preselected distribution sites:  Altoona Area Junior High School, Irving Elementary, Logan Elementary, and Baker Elementary Schools.

Meal orders will be accepted the week prior to each Wednesday distribution.  Online orders will be accepted at  (linked in the Latest News section) or by calling 946-8270.  All orders must be submitted by Friday at 10 a.m.  A new order form will need to be submitted each week.

All meals follow USDA school lunch guidelines to insure that they contain protein, fruit, vegetables, bread and milk. As this is a federal program, funding is dependent on student participation

All eligible children have equal access to the benefits of the Summer Food Service Program regardless of family income, race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: 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 mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410. By fax: (202) 690-7442; or by email: The AASD is an equal opportunity provider.

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

Administrative Assistant - 814-505-1512
Heather Cowher

Metz Assistant Manager - 814-946-8319
Tracey Stiffler - AAHS & Elementary Schools

Metz Assistant Manager - 814-381-7582
Angelita Fisher - AAJHS &  Elementary Schools


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: • 1-855-832-5226 • Visit and click on Help/FAQ’s.
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.)
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!



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: mobile app


Cafeteria Prices
Breakfast $1.00
Reduced Breakfast Price $  .30
Ala Carte Items $  .60
Adult Price $2.10
Breakfasts Served Daily 2,135
Lunch $2.05
Reduced Lunch Price $  .40
Ala Carte Items $1.00
Adult Price $3.05
Lunches Served Daily 5,965
Nutritious Nuggets - Food and Fitness for a Healthy Child (Please contact Web Architect if alternative format is needed -