Wildcat Food Services
The Halifax Area School District recognizes that proper nutrition is essential for the social, emotional, physical, and educational needs of our students. Our goal is to provide a nutritional, well balanced breakfast and lunch for every student.
Within this site you will find information to help you understand what the Wildcat food services will offer you and your child throughout their educational experience.
**For the 2014-15 school year the lunches that are served in the High School and Middle Schools will cost $2.45 per meal and the Elementary Schools cost is $2.20 per meal, milk price is $.60. We also serve breakfast for $1.40 per meal and offer kindergarten snack juice and milk options for $.30.
***On Monday, May 4th 2015, the Halifax Middle and
High School kitchen will be taken over by the current renovation project.
Breakfast and lunch service will continue in the cafeteria for all students and
staff. The menus have been modified to allow for the limited accommodations
that we will have for production in the Elementary School kitchen. Nutritional
standards will not be compromised during this transition. One main entrée selection
and all of the accompaniments plus the full salad bar will be available every
day. Most A la Carte items will still be available with the exception of soft
pretzels. If you have any questions or concerns about this phase of the project
please contact Lori Weber, Food Service Director of the Halifax Area School
District. firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.896.3416
ext. 126. ***
Cafeteria Balance Alert Information 5/15/2015:
According to new State regulations negative balances in
cafeteria accounts can no longer be carried over from one school year to the
next. Please be aware of your child’s current cafeteria balance. Negative
balances must be paid off by the end of the school year and no new charges with
an existing negative balance, will be accepted from May 26 through June 4,
you are a parent of a graduating senior, please note that their positive
balance will be returned to them on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. If there are other
siblings still in the district and you would like the remaining positive
balance transferred to another account please email me with those instructions.
Summer Lunch Program:
The Halifax Area School District with
the assistance of the Food-4-Families Task-Force will open the doors of the
Halifax Elementary School, again this year for Summer Luncheons. A nutritious,
well balanced lunch will be offered to anyone ages 0 to 101, at no cost.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
is a federally funded program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and
under during the summer, when National School Lunch and School Breakfast
Program meals are not available. SFSP ensures children have the nutrition they
need so that they are ready to learn when school starts in the fall. No
registration or identification is needed.
With the support of the Food-4-Families
Task-Force we are able to secure donations and volunteers to provide the same
nutritional meal to the parents, guardians and all community members at no
For a great meal with
friends and to enjoy a positive community building event, join us at any or all
of our Summer Luncheons. Click here for a summer menu schedule.
"Hot" Food Topics in the News:
On June 27, 2013 the USDA announced the Smart Snacks in School
interim regulation. It is effective July 1, 2014. This regulation establishes nutrition standards for all foods sold to students at school outside of the federally reimbursable meals served through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Side items, snack foods, beverages, and any entrées not served as part of a reimbursable meal will need to comply with the nutrition standards, including calorie, fat, sugar and sodium limits, in order to be sold to students in school.