Food Services

Welcome to the Ridley School District Food Service Department!

Monthly menus and all other information pertinent to school meals will be found here.

Nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

The Ridley Food Service Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. Our goal is to provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans:
https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/

Prepay Options:
Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost or used for things other than lunch. We accept cash and check at the schools as well as online payment on www.schoolcafe.com

Brief Overview about our Point of Sale System:

  1. Parents are notified monthly when their student has a negative balance via email.  Physical bad debt letters are mailed via USPS twice a year.

  2. Parents may access account balances and check what their student is buying at www.schoolcafe.com free of charge.

  3. Deposits may also be made online at www.schoolcafe.com via credit card.  There is a flat convenience fee of $2.25. 

  4. Deposits may be made by cash, check or money order.  Deposits may be brought to school in an envelope identifying the student by name, and the enclosed amount and handed in a the office, the cafeteria, or the services center.  Checks may also be mailed to Ridley Food Service, 1001 Morton Avenue, Folsom, PA  19033.  Attention: Food Service. Checks should be made out to Ridley Food Service Department.

  5. If you would like to view your students account, you may do so at www.schoolcafe.com

  6. If you would to transfer funds between siblings, please call or email dmoynihan@ridleysd.org or 610-534-1900 ext. 1447.

  7. If you are moving or require a refund for any reason, a request must be made in writing by a parent/guardian. 


Meal Applications

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a Free and Reduced Meal Price Application at  https://www.schoolcafe.com

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. 

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 receives 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. Please fill out an application.

Eddystone & Woodlyn CEP 
Students attending Eddystone or Woodlyn Elementary receive no cost meals through Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  Free and Reduced Meal Price Applications should not be completed for students attending Eddystone or Woodlyn Elementary School.  If an Eddystone or Woodlyn student has a sibling in another school; an application should be completed and include the Eddystone or Woodlyn sibling as a household member on the application. 

FIND MEALS FOR KIDS WHEN SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED
* Call:  211 or 1.866.3HUNGRY or 1.877.8HAMBRE
* Text: "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877877
* Download:  RangeAPP.org app.
* Visit:  https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids

The USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).
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For more information about school food programs, visit 
Tray Talk a website from the School Nutrition Association.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail the Director of Food Services at dbarrios@ridleysd.org

 

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