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Change in Food Distribution for FCASD Families

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the 2020-2021 school year will be in session starting on Monday, August 24, the Fox Chapel Area School District will be moving from a weekly food distribution to students to a daily food distribution (Monday-Friday, following the school calendar).   

Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the daily food pickup is open to all students enrolled in the Fox Chapel Area School District. Students who receive free meals are eligible for a breakfast and lunch daily at no cost. Any students in the district who receive reduced-price meals will pay 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch. Students who pay full price for meals must pay $1.35 for breakfast, $2.55 for lunch (elementary students), and $2.85 for lunch (secondary students). Those paying for the meals are encouraged to utilize the online payment system (www.schoolcafe.com) to prepay for the meals prior to pick up. In order to pick up food, all parents and guardians must provide the student’s PIN and last name. 

Anyone interested in picking up meals, must fill out the following Google form: http://bit.ly/FCASDPickupMeals. This form must be filled out no later than 10 p.m. the night prior to pickup. The “Pickup Meals Menu” can be accessed on the district’s website at www.fcasd.edu/foodservices.

Meals will be distributed daily from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at each school and only one days worth of food will be distributed at each pickup. The pickup locations will be as follows:

Fairview Elementary School: Front entrance

Hartwood Elementary School: Front entrance

Kerr Elementary School: Front entrance

O’Hara Elementary School: Side school parking lot entrance

Dorseyville Middle School: Outside of the cafeteria at the side entrance

Fox Chapel Area High School: Door at the end of the technology/art education hallway

As a note of clarification, students enrolled in the hybrid educational model will continue to receive their meals at school on their in-person instructional days. Additionally, this is not a form to order lunch for students who are attending school in person. These meals are for pick up and are to be taken home.

Sincerely,

David McCommons, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent