Household Application For Free & Reduced School Meals

Attn: Families of Children Who May Qualify for Free/Reduced Meals This School Year

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that ALL students will continue to receive free school breakfasts and lunches during the 2021-2022 school year. We are pleased to continue offering our students the opportunity to receive FREE meals during each school day we are in session.

However, families who may qualify for Free/Reduced Meals for the 2021-2022 school year should still complete and return an application for this school year.

Without this application on file, your child may not be able to access some of the supportive assistance offered to make it possible for ALL students to participate in co-curricular activities, regardless of their financial situation.

Without a completed and current Free/Reduced Meals Application on file, your family also will not be able to receive the continued P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer) through the 2021-2022 School Year. More information on this program is available here:https://www.education.pa.gov/Teachers%20-%20Administrators/Food-Nutrition/programs/Pages/Pandemic-Electronic-Benefit-Transfer-(P-EBT)-Program.aspx

If you have qualified for Free & Reduced School Meals in the past, or if you think you may qualify now, we encourage you to complete an application and return it as soon as possible.  New students to York County School of Technology should fill out a Free & Reduced Meals application. 

Home school districts do not forward free & reduced applications. The York County School of Technology cafeteria operates independently from other school districts.

All new students who qualified for Free & Reduced Meals previously should submit a new Free & Reduced Meals application to YCST. 

Please allow 24 to 48 hours to process applications.  Parent/Guardian will then receive a notification email or letter.

Families who receive a Direct Certification Letter from York County School of Technology you do not need to fill out an application for that school year.  

Families who receive a Direct Certification Letter from the home school district please forward a copy to the YCST Food Service Department. 

You may submit applications on-line at https://www.schoolcafe.com/ or https://www.compass.state.pa.us/Compass.Web/CP/Landing