Free Meals for Children Ages 1 - 18

Beginning September 21, 2020 and as funding permits, USDA has approved FREE school meals (breakfast and lunch) for ALL children ages 1-18 in the Carlisle Area School District. Please read below for important details on how to participate in the free breakfast and lunch program. 

In-Person Learning Days. On the days in which students attend face-to-face in the classrooms, they are able to participate in the normal school breakfast and lunch meals, in their buildings and will not be charged. A la carte items such as milk purchased without a meal, or at the secondary level such as cookies and chips are not included.   A la carte items may only be purchased if the student has money on their account. 
Online Learning Days.  For those days the students are not at school, parents/guardians must request those meals on the weekly signup form. By completing this form, you are requesting, and agree to pickup bagged meals for both breakfast and lunch on virtual days at the Wednesday meal pick up. 

Note: each child is only eligible for the equivalent of one free breakfast and lunch per school day. Additional meals may result in your child’s account being charged for the extra meal(s). 

CVA Virtual/Cyber and other children within the community. Parents/guardians of students attending Carlisle Virtual Academy or other children within the community who do not fall within any of the above-mentioned school attendance schedule must request 5 days’ worth of meals on the weekly signup form. By completing this form, you are requesting and agree to pick up, bagged meals for five breakfasts and five lunches for each child. 

For all pick up meals, the request cycle opens weekly on Wednesday and closes at 7 pm Friday for the following Wednesday distribution. Parents/guardians must complete a new form each week in which you are requesting meals. Each week families receive notification via school messenger with a link for the form. 

Wednesday Meal Pickup. Meals are available for pick up 7 am- 10 am each Wednesday at Bellaire Elementary, Hamilton Elementary, Mt. Holly Elementary and Lamberton Middle School. 

For additional information please contact Laura Evans at 717-240-6800 Ext. 16816 or Gail Hurley at 717-240-6800 Ext. 26804.