Lunch info for all children in Penn-Delco School District

  • The Penn-Delco School District offers free lunch to every child in our community under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program.  This program is available to all children 18 and under, whether they qualify for free, reduced cost (or not) lunch, whether they attend Penn-Delco Schools or a cyber, parochial or private school, and whether they attend school virtually or 4-days per week.  Pre-school children also qualify. 

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  • Registration for distribution of meals will be posted two weeks prior on Thursdays and kept open until the following Tuesday morning at 10am.  Registration closes on Tuesday so that the District can secure the correct amount of meals for pick up the following week.  The District will supply enough meals to accommodate all those that register in the time frame noted.  

    The program is available to ALL children age 18 and under (public, private, parochial, cyber) that live in the Penn-Delco School District .  That includes preschool-aged children in a household who do not attend school.

    Meals are distributed each Wednesday at the back of Sun Valley High School from 11am until 1pm.  

  • Any family who has registered (see registration information above) may pick up free lunch and breakfast every Wednesday between 11:00am-1:00PM at Sun Valley High School.   Students in school 4 days per week will receive 1 lunch and 5 breakfasts.  They can also access free lunch in the cafeteria while attending school.  Fully online students (or those from other schools or who are pre-school age) will receive 5 lunches and 5 breakfasts.  If you intend to participate in the curbside pickup we ask that you preregister in advance each week so that we can prepare the correct amount of meals.  See above link.

    All free meals provided through this program are attributable to flexibilities provided by the USDA to ensure all children have access to nutritious food as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program will continue through June 2021.
    All children can take advantage of free lunch options while in school and working from home.  A la carte lunch options and certain snacks will still be available for a cost in the school cafeterias in addition to the free lunch option.  
    For more information on the USDA program, go to their website.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is all lunch free?

  • Who is eligible to participate in the curbside lunch pickup?

  • How do I register?

  • What will I receive for my child?

  • If I sign up, are families who truly need (free and reduced) getting their share?

  • Do I need to register for my Penn-Delco student to receive free lunch while attending school in person?

  • Will the in-school menus be different now that lunch is free?

  • What will happen to the balance on my students myschoolbucks account?

  • How do I participate in the curbside pickup?

  • My student attends school in person 4 days per week, can they participate in the curbside lunch pickup?

  • Have other families not in Penn-Delco Schools been contacted?

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    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.