Food Service

Please join us in welcoming Chartwells as our new Food Service Management Company!

Food is a big part of everyone’s well-being, and Springfield Township students need a place to eat where they can connect with others, recharge, and enjoy a sense of happiness in their school. That’s why we serve food kids love to eat and create programs that encourage fun and discovery.

Our foodservice team is passionate about using fresh, nutritious, minimally processed and locally sourced ingredients, and we foster a sense of adventure in students through experiential learning activities – all with healthier students, healthier communities and a healthier planet in mind.

Our goal every day is to make sure that Springfield Township students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than when they came in!

Learn more about our foodservice partner. 

Please contact us is you have any questions.
Janet Askin
Director of Dining Services
Janet_askin@sdst.org
Chartwells Serving up happy and healthy; chartwells logo
 
 

Universal Free Breakfast Program

All students will be able to get a free school breakfast through the Universal Free Breakfast Program during the 2023-2024 school year. This is only applicable to the School Breakfast Program and does not affect a student’s eligibility status for lunch (free, reduced, and paid, respectively).  Additionally, students identified as eligible for reduced-price lunches through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) will not be charged for their meals.

2023 - 2024 School Year Meal Information

In an effort to keep our students safe, expedite them through the lunch lines, and minimize contact with cash handling, we are encouraging parents to add funds to student lunch accounts via School Café for students to use to purchase a la carte snacks.

School Meals

The School District of Springfield Township will be returning to Paid school meals for all students; please visit School Café to fill out a Free or Reduced Price Meal Application for your household or contact Susan Holman at susan_holman@sdst.org or call 215-233-6000 x1001 to obtain a paper application.  We will begin accepting Applications in August for the current school year.

Eligibility determinations, from Free or Reduced Price Meal applications, are used for tracking purposes by the school and state agencies for benefits that may be provided by the state.  Any approved eligibility for the current school year will also carry over for the first 30 operating days of the upcoming school year.  

To view our interactive menu, please visit www.sdst.nutrislice.com

Menu is Subject to Change

During this time, there may be manufacturer shortages, which require us to make a substitution.  If a substitution needs are made, we will do our best to choose the most nutritionally similar item.

Food Service Contact References

For questions about our food service program, including menu and food offerings and general cafeteria questions please contact our Director of Dining Services: Janet Askin.

For questions about Free & Reduced eligibility and applications or your child's school cafe account, including payments and refunds, please contact our Food Services/Business Office Administrative Assistant: Susan Holman.

For questions about allergy restrictions or to provide an allergy update please contact your school nurse.

Photo of Mrs. Janet Askin

Mrs. Janet Askin

Director of Dining Services

Photo of Mrs. Susan Holman

Mrs. Susan Holman

Business Office Administrative Assistant

School Meal Prices

  • Elementary Breakfast $1.50, Reduced Price $0.30
  • Elementary Lunch $2.75, Reduced Price $0.40
  • Secondary Breakfast $1.50, Reduced Price $0.30
  • Secondary Lunch $3.00, Reduced Price $0.40

Local Meal Charge Policy


The School District of Springfield Township feels that it is important to remember those in our community who are experiencing food insecurity. Foodfinder.us is a nonprofit website and app (for iOS or Android) that offers the location and contact information of more than 40,000 food pantries and similar food programs across the country.  The FoodFinder website and app can be utilized to pinpoint local free food providers within the community.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program established by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. P-EBT provides benefits to families of school-aged children who would have otherwise received free or reduced-priced meals if it were not for school closures.

All communications about this program will be from DHS directly.

P-EBT PA Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program Family Guide

The DHS P-EBT website is a one-stop overview for many of these resources and provides further details,
including Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/P-EBT-Guide.aspx

Kids in lunch line