The Food Service Department strives to meet the nutritional needs of students in creative ways. As partners in a student's health and well-being, we are pleased to offer families online school menus and nutritional information. We look forward to serving our students daily, breakfast and lunch.
Free Breakfast for All Students Beginning Oct. 1
On September 9, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that the state would be funding free breakfasts for all Pennsylvania students beginning on October 1, 2022. RTSD will be participating in this program and encourages all students to start the school day off right by taking advantage of this complimentary meal.
According to Gov. Wolf's announcement, the Universal Free Breakfast Program will run through the end of the 2022-23 school year and be available to more than 1.7 million Pennsylvania children enrolled in public schools, intermediate units, charter schools, career and technology schools, and child care institutions that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The $21.5 million program is funded with prior year funding from the School Food Services General Fund appropriation.
Lunch will still be no-cost or reduced only for students who are eligible; non-eligible students will require payment.
Free & Reduced Lunch
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nationwide waivers have expired. For the 2022-2023 school year students will be charged for all meals.
Families are encouraged to apply for free or reduced meals (pricing is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch). In addition to the free\reduced meal pricing approval entitles students to other opportunities, including fee waivers and discounted home internet.
The Food Service Department offers catering service for all buildings. To request catering, complete the form below and email to your building's Food Service coordinator. Please note: Due to continuing supply chain issues, we request at least two (2) weeks advance notice.
Board Policy No. 808, Food ServicesBoard Policy No. 272, Student WellnessRTSD Food Service Procurement Plan (PDF)National School Lunch ProgramTriennial Wellness Policy Assessment June 2021 to June 2024 (PDF)Students with Disabilities and Special Dietary Needs (PDF)