Turn in Applications to:

Please return your completed
Free & Reduced Meal Application
to any school office or submit to:
Exeter Township School District
Attention: Food Services
200 Elm Street
Reading, PA 19606
One application per household please

Meal Applications

The Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Programs are available for low-income families, which adheres to the National Breakfast and Lunch Program guidelines and in compliance with U.S. Public Law 108-265. To qualify, a parent/guardian must complete an application EVERY YEAR after July 1st. You may apply at any time if there are any income changes.  If you have received a Direct Certification Letter for the 2020-21 school year from the Food Service Director, you do not need to reapply.
Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.
Making it faster and easier for families to apply for the Free or Reduced priced meals.
School Cafe Meal Prepayment and Online Meal Application Button
  • You can apply at www.schoolcafe.com.   We encourage parents to file electronically if possible to speed up the approval process.
  • 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.
  •  www.schoolcafe.com. Is the one stop shop for payments, student's account information and applying for Free or Reduced Meals.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size.
Applications are also available from the main office at each school or through the district's Food Service office. It is not necessary to complete a separate application for each child in the family, including a foster child.