Welcome to UPSD Food Service
Our Mission Statement:
The Upper Perkiomen Department of Food Services strives to provide every student with high quality, nutritious, appealing meals that are cost effective to our district. Our goal is to educate the students, faculty, parents and our community about the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity. These objectives, when partnered with classroom education, can encourage a lifetime of making the best health choices essential for overall academic achievement and wellness.
Feeding our community… one meal at a time.
- UPSD Students
- UPSD Parents
- UPSD Community
Important Links & Information:
- Schoolcafe - formerly known as Parent on Line. A safe and secure way to make payments.
- The Free/Reduced application can now be accessed, completed and submitted online at schoolcafe.com.
- If you qualify for Free/Reduced lunch, you may also be eligible for low-cost Internet through Comcast Internet Essentials. Click here for more information: Comcast Internet Essentials
- We serve breakfast daily in each of our schools! Come join us for a nutritious way to start your day!
If you need assistance with Schoolcafe, free/reduced lunch applications, or how to make a payment into your child's account, please contact Christine Vogel, Food Services Secretary at 215-541-2462, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- What's Happening Now
- Offer vs Serve Policy in the elementary schools
- Meal Regulations
- Wellness Policy and Information
- Health Inspections
- Summer Meals
- Community Food Pantry
Welcome Back Students, Parents, and Faculty,
We are so glad to have the opportunity to serve you once again. Upper Perkiomen Food Service department has been busy this summer making much needed changes to help make your experience easier.
Upper Perkiomen School District is proud to offer School Café, a safe and secure way for parents to complete the 2018-19 Lunch Application, make online payments to their children’s cafeteria accounts.
If your child has a food allergy please contact Paula Germinario, FSD, as we take these matters very seriously.
Lastly, our menus have been updated! We have some exciting changes for your eating pleasure. Please see below tab to access our updated menus! Come in to see what wonderful options we have available daily.
Thank you again and WE are looking forward to serving YOU!!!
Paula Germinario, Food Services Director
"Proud to be Feeding Our Future"
OFFER vs SERVE is a system designed to decrease food waste and give students greater flexibility. Because this method helps to decrease plate waste, it also helps to decrease food costs.
The Upper Perkiomen School District Department of Food Services has chosen to keep the Offer VS Serve method in both the elementary and secondary schools for lunches. In order to follow the offer vs serve system, the elementary school Managers will make sure all 5 (five) food components are offered- entrée (protein), fruit, vegetables, bread/grains, & milk on a daily basis in age appropriate portion sizes.
The decision making process, of which components and varieties to choose, will be handled solely by the individual student. The cashiers at each school will make sure the students are properly charged a reimbursable meal if 3 out of 5 meal components are chosen (and one of the three is a fruit or vegetable).
Important: Please note if less then 3 choices are made, or the student refuses a fruit or vegetable, a la carte prices will be charged.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
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