2020-2021 School Year : Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Supplemental Payments
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCR)(P.L. 116-127) the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide households with children eligible for free and reduced-priced meals under the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) with P-EBT benefits due to the COVID-19 outbreak and related school closures. As part of the federal government's response to the pandemic, funding for the P-EBT has been extended through the end of September 2021. DHS will work with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to identify eligible children and issue P-EBT tentatively early Spring. More information can be found here.
If you believe your school-aged child(ren) may qualify for Free or Reduced-Price meals this school year and have not yet submitted the application for free or reduced-price meals to the school, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Please be assured that applying will NOT impact the free meals your child(ren) currently receives in school this school year due to AGSD operating under the Seamless Summer Option for the 2020-2021 school year.
Avon Grove To Go
Why are FREE MEALS available? Everything you need to know is here. Thank you for your support!
Avon Grove Food Service is committed to providing students with the tools they need to succeed, including access to nutritious meals. This year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended a waiver that allows AGSD to provide breakfast and lunch meals to all students, at no cost, for the entire school year!
Students in the AGSD Online Academy:
Students can continue to receive free meals through Avon Grove TO GO, our meal pick-up program.
Breakfast and lunch meals are free to AGSD community 18 and under.
Each To Go Bag will include breakfast and lunch for one day. On Monday, students will be provided with two To Go Bags, two days of meals and Wednesday, students will be provided with three To Go Bags, three days of meals. Heating and Storage instructions for To Go meals can be found here.
Please contact the Food Service Office with any questions.
Make Good Nutrition a Lifelong Mission
The Avon Grove School District Food Service Department will provide all students with the fuel their minds and bodies need in order to learn, by preparing and serving nutritious meals in accordance with the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) evolved from efforts to assist children in low-income households and was established under the National School Lunch Act signed by President Harry Truman in 1946. The program is monitored by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Department of Education and all menus must meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The NSLP is designed to provide students with approximately one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances. Menus are planned to limit calories from fat to less than 30% and less than 10% calories from saturated fat. A variety of grains, vegetables and fruits are available daily.
All school cafeterias participating in the National School Lunch Program are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals. This change is due to the passage of the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by U.S. Congress.