What's on the menu?


Through the rest of the 2022-2023 school year, York Academy will be able to serve students a school breakfast at no charge. This change is only applicable to the School Breakfast Program and does not affect a student’s eligibility status for lunch (free, reduced, and paid, respectively). It is a result of Governor Wolf's plan to provide universal free school breakfast for 1.7 million students across the commonwealth. This only applies for the 2022-23 school year.

If your family received benefits from the commonwealth (ex. SNAP or medical assistance), your students will be Directly Certified. You do not need to fill out an application for Free and Reduced Meals. York Academy will notify you of your free meal benefit. This information is updated in our system weekly through Compass.

If you do not receive any assistance, you may click here complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application. Please note that only one application should be completed per family. The information you provide will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced price meals. These details may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits. 

Factors considered are household size and total household income:

•  Household Size = All persons (related/unrelated), including parents, children, grandparents, etc. who live in your home and share living expenses

•  Total Household Income = The income that each person in your home received last month before taxes - including wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony and any other cash income

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet since there needs to be documentation of status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Foster children may be included in the household application as part of the household size. 

If you would prefer a paper application, please email Regina Arnold at [email protected] and she will mail it to you. 

Birthday BagNew this year, families will be able to purchase Birthday Bags ($20). Each student in your child's class and their teachers will receive the snack. You must print out this form and return it to school at least one week before your child's birthday. Please note that no exceptions to this deadline will be made. 

York Academy's main food distributor and the food manufacturers are experiencing labor and product shortages, which means that many items are not currently available to us. Orders are often not being filled completely, arriving late and/or being cancelled all together. As a result, the menus above may not match what is being served in our cafeterias. Our food services staff is working hard to prepare nutritious and delicious meals with the products we have and we ask for your patience and understanding. 

We love serving your children and are always open to questions or concerns. Please contact Food Services Manager, Regina Arnold directly at [email protected] or (717) 801-3900. Thank you!