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FOOD SERVICE

GOVERNOR MIFFLIN FOOD SERVICE

Weekly Meal Bundles for the 2020-2021 School Year

Governor Mifflin Food Service will be providing weekly meal pick-up for any families who have opted for virtual learning, or secondary students reporting to school for the afternoon session (M-Z).

Meal boxes will include a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch items. The USDA announced a decision to extend free meals to children through December 31, 2020. This extends the funding for the traditional Summer Lunch program and will provide free lunch opportunities for all Governor Mifflin students beginning Tuesday, September 8, including for Meal boxes.

Weekly meal pick up will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the main entrance of Governor Mifflin High School (101 S. Waverly Street).

If you would like to reserve a weekly food bundle for pick up next Tuesday, please complete the form below. This form must be completed every week no later than Sunday evening prior to the pick-up date.

Click here to reserve a meal for the upcoming week.

The mission of the Food and Nutrition Services Department is to provide a variety of appealing and nutritious foods in an environment that is respectful of each student’s needs and differences. Food Service employees will provide all students the opportunity to reach their maximum learning potential through healthy food choices.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MEALS

A well-balanced lunch is served daily in each of the district’s six schools. As mandated by the National School Lunch Program, each lunch offered includes five components: a protein meat or meat alternate, a grain, a vegetable, a fruit, and eight ounces of fat free or low-fat milk. There is a choice of entrees that are available each day, including both hot and cold selections. There are also three vegetable choices, a variety of fresh fruits and fruit juices to choose from, a “dessert” item, and a variety of cold milks. While at least five components are offered each day, your child may choose as little as three foods to complete a meal.

A meal must have 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable to be a countable meal.

SMART SNACKS IN SCHOOL

Please click here for an extensive guide on Smart Snacks in School.

For more information, please check out their website.

KEY PROGRAM FEATURES

  • We emphasize wholesome, natural ingredients, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy snacks.
  • We offer a variety of allergen-free foods to accommodate students with allergies.
  • Our menus comply with the new Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and state and local wellness guidelines.

Governor Mifflin Food Service is committed to providing wholesome, high quality menus, prepared fresh daily from locally sourced ingredients whenever available and in season.

Governor Mifflin uses SchoolPay for online meal account payments. The SchoolCafe payments option has been deactivated. SchoolCafe is now only used for the Free/Reduced online application. For more information about using SchoolPay to manage you’re child’s lunch account, click here.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are encouraged to make lunch account deposits digitally using SchoolPay to avoid cash transactions. 

LUNCH ACCOUNTS/POINT-OF-SALE

All Mifflin schools all use a point-of-sale system. This technology allows us to provide debit accounts for purchases and increases the speed of food service to students. Money may be deposited into the account via cash or check. Parents are able to designate what the money can be used for: meals and a la carte items, or meals only.

Parents are able to monitor meal and snack purchases within Skyward under the “Food Services” tab. Account balances area also displayed on the “Food Services” tab. Each child’s account statement is updated continuously so that the information is current. Any money left in your child(ren)’s account at the end of the school year will automatically roll over to the next grade/school building assignment. All accounts will follow your child(ren) until they graduate from Governor Mifflin. Upon graduation, any balances over $5.00 will be transferred to a sibling within the district or refunded, by check, to the parent/guardian.

FREE AND REDUCED
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAMS

The Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Programs are available for low-income families, which adheres to the National Breakfast and Lunch Program guidelines. Apply after July 1st of each school year. You may apply at any time if there are any income changes. If you have received a Direct Certification Letter for the upcoming school year from the Food Service Director, you do not need to reapply. DO NOT apply until after July 2, 2020. You may apply any time during the school year if there are any changes in your income.

Making it faster and easier for families to apply for free or reduced priced meals:

  • 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.

Applications for the free/reduced program are also available in the school office or by contacting Laura Gudikunst, Food Service Director at 610-775-5083 ext. 5554.

WELLNESS POLICY INFORMATION:

The community is able to participate in the development, implementation, periodic review, and updating of the wellness policy. Please contact Laura Gudikunst via email if you would like to participate in this committee.

DISTRICT-WIDE WELLNESS POLICY

WELLNESS POLICY ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS

WELLNESS POLICY ASSESSMENT

CIVIL RIGHTS INFORMATION


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: 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.

GOVERNOR MIFFLIN FOOD SERVICE

CONTACT INFORMATION

Laura Gudikunst
Food Service Director
610-775-5083, Ext. 5554
laura.gudikunst@gmsd.org


2020-2021 PRICES

Elementary Breakfast – $1.60
Elementary Lunch – $2.60
Secondary Breakfast – $1.75
Secondary Platter – $2.75
Secondary “Mifflin Meal” – $2.95


Lunch Menus

Menus for the 2020-2021 school year will be posted before the start of the school year.


Breakfast Menus

Breakfast will be available daily for purchase or free/reduced. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during the 2020-2021 school year, breakfast items will be prepackaged and “grab-and-go” for consumption in the classroom or homeroom.


If your child has food allergies or other special dietary needs, substitutions may be made, but only when supported by a signed statement by a recognized medical authority. To request food substitutions or report a food allergy, click here.

*NOTE: In the event that school is cancelled due to weather, all menus are subject to change.