Food Services

Kimberly Smith,
Director of Dining Services (Chartwells)

717-258-6484, ext. 1016
[email protected]
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Michelle Myers, Meal Payment Coordinator (SchoolCafe)
717-258-6484, ext. 2300
[email protected]

Jennifer Metz, Child Nutrition Coordinator (Free & Reduced Price Meal Application)
717-258-6484, ext 2303
[email protected]

Please scroll down to view the results of the 22-23 Food Service Surveys.  We had 353 responses across students, faculty/staff, and parents/guardians.  The summary below includes explanations, planned changes, and follow-up based on the responses received. Thank you to all who contributed their feedback.

Free breakfast for all enrolled students! (website update 10/1/22)

Starting October 1, 2022, through the end of the 2022-23 school year, breakfast will be free of charge for all enrolled students!

Any enrolled student will be able to receive a free complete breakfast at any SMSD school building.

· Second breakfasts are not free.

· A la carte is not free.

· Students must get a complete meal for it to be free.

*** IMPORTANT: This change is only applicable to the School Breakfast Program in the 2022-2023 School Year and does not affect a student’s eligibility status for lunch (free, reduced, and paid, respectively). Lunches are not part of this program and will continue to be charged based on eligibility. ***

Important Meal Service Information UPDATE for the 2022-23 School Year

The USDA Waiver that allowed us to provide free breakfast and lunch to all enrolled students will expire on June 30, 2022. We will not be able to provide free meals for all enrolled students for the 2022-23 school year. Meals will only be free for those who qualify as eligible.

* Meals will be charged to students based on eligibility (free, reduced-price, paid). Cafeteria registers will not accept cash. Students MUST have funds in their student meal accounts to charge meals and/or a la carte items. *

Please consider completing an application for Free/Reduced-Price Meals for the 22-23 school year. Applications are available for download on the district website under food services – free & reduced-price meal applications. You can also apply online through COMPASS or SchoolCafe (if you have an account.) If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Metz at 717-258-6484, ext. 2303, or at [email protected].

Welcome to the South Middleton School District Food Services website. The links provided will allow you to see meal prices and monthly menus, apply for Free & Reduced Price Meals, set-up an online account to view account balances, apply payment to your child’s account and learn about USDA guidelines for school lunches. Staff is available to answer any additional questions you may have about our Food Service department.

South Middleton School District contracted with Chartwells, to provide healthy and nutritious meals. Chartwells' team of dietitians and chefs build our menus to provide appetizing meals with a balance of nutrients growing bodies need to be physically and mentally alert. The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act does stipulate the serving sizes, calories and nutritional guidelines. Chartwells' team develops their menus within those guidelines to offer students and staff a variety of food choices. We invite you to take a look at the fresh new look of school lunches!

Nondiscrimination Statement 

The 2022-23 Food Service Advisory Board Meeting minutes are posted below. The advisory board, consisting of students, faculty/staff, parents/guardians, food service staff, and district administration, met on Thursday, April 4, 2023. This group discussed issues, concerns, ideas, and suggestions addressing a number of areas that our food service program needs to improve on and how that can be done. Thank you to all of the individuals who participated and provided your input. Your feedback and suggestions are greatly appreciated!