Food ServicesAbout the DirectorThe Food Service Director is responsible for providing each school child with food of high nutritious quality in an atmosphere of cleanliness, cheerfulness and personal caring while maintaining a fiscally responsible operation.Food Service DirectorMatthew Triffanoff11 Trojan WayCoal Center, PA 15423(724) 785-5800 x1207(724) 785-5438National School Lunch ProgramThe National School Lunch Program began over 55 years ago. Today, school meals offer students a wide variety of nutritious, great tasting food choices. The district’s breakfast and lunch programs serve over 2,700 meal equivalents a week. These healthy, convenient, and economical meals contain high-quality ingredients from the five food groups: breads/grains, fruits, vegetables, meat/poultry, and milk. Studies have shown that children who eat well-balanced meals are more attentive in class and more responsive to learning.
The district serves free or reduced price meals daily to students who qualify, based on income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Families experiencing unusual hardships such as high medical expenses, special education expenses of a child, or disaster or casualty losses are encouraged to apply for benefits. You can obtain a free or reduced meal application from the Food Service Office at any time during the school year.The district does not allow students to leave the building during the lunch period. Those students not wishing to take part in school meal programs may bring a lunch from home. They may buy milk or other a la carte items in the school cafeteria.