Free or Reduced Price School Meals Information
Now families can apply for free or reduced price school meals through the National School Lunch Program online using the Internet! This can be done using COMPASS. COMPASS allows Pennsylvanian’s to apply for social service programs, such as Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Energy Assistance, Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), etc., online. Families can use COMPASS to apply for free or reduced price school meals only, or they can apply for other services at the same time (FS,TANF, etc.).
Since your child attends Penn-Delco, you can apply for free or reduced price school meals online
by going to the COMPASS website at www.compass.state.pa.us, or you can continue to use the
paper “Household meal Benefit Application” if you prefer.
Once you access COMPASS, select Apply for Benefits. Parents will select the programs they
wish to apply for and be directed through a series of questions regarding those programs. Please
enter Delaware County, the county of the school when you apply. This may not necessarily be
your home county. Select name of school as the school your child attends.
Once the questions have been completed, the COMPASS system will direct your information to
each appropriate program office and the school you select will receive the Household Meal
Benefit Application. The school will notify you if you are eligible for free or reduced price
If you apply for free or reduced price school meals through COMPASS, you do not need to
submit a paper application. Please submit one application per household.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Food Services
department at 610-497-6300, extension 2355.