Free and Reduced Meals Information
Starting September 21, 2020, Bethlehem Area School District has received approval to temporarily allow free meals to all students and children residing in Bethlehem ages 18 and under through December 31, 2020. This applies to all meals served in-school and distributed on Mondays. For more information, click here.
This program expires December 31, 2020. Paid, free and reduced eligibility will resume January 1, 2021 and access to meals will be limited to only students enrolled in BASD. Be sure to apply now for free or reduced meal benefits at www.schoolcafe.com or www.compass.state.pa.us. Only one application per household is needed, even if your students attend different BASD schools. If not approved as free/reduced, published lunch prices will be charged.Applications can be submitted at any point during the school year.
There are 3 ways to apply for free or reduced price meals for the students of the Bethlehem Area School District:
- http://www.schoolcafe.com/ (preferred)
- COMPASS (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services) website
- You may complete a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application: English or Español. Only 1 application per household is needed even if your students attend different schools.
Applications may be sent back to school with your student, where they will be sent to Dining Services for processing or you may send or bring a completed application to:
Northeast Middle School
1170 Fernwood St.
Please be aware that a new application must be submitted each school year.
Students who qualify for free or reduced price meals can receive both breakfast and lunch for free or at the reduced price.
For more information on free and reduced price meals, please view the links below.