Food Services

Tina Stiles, Director of Dining Services

Donna Miles, Accounting Clerk - Food Services


The Marple Newtown School District Food Service Department is happy to announce that the USDA has extended nationwide waivers to continue the Seamless Summer Option through June 2022. This extension means that we are able to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled in our district and anyone 18 years old and younger that live in their household. 

Marple Newtown School District
Food Service Update

As of June 18, 2021
Tina Stiles, Food Service Director -


FREE breakfast and lunch will be provided seven days a week from June 21 - August 14.  The pickup day and time will be Wednesdays from 10am-12pm.  On Wednesdays, you will receive seven (7) lunch meals and seven (7) breakfast meals. 


  • Forms will be collected at the pickup site
  • Meals will be distributed on the back of the high school's loading dock
  • You can pick up meals even if you have not filled out a form. You will receive your first fourteen meals on Wednesday, and we will put your name on the list for future pickups. 

Frequently Asked Questions

(Q) Will I receive confirmation that I filled out the form? No, your pickups will start immediately on Wednesdays.

(Q) My students does not qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch; am I still eligible for the free meal during A&B Hybrid and pick up?  Yes, the USDA waiver extensions includes everyone, regardless of lunch status.

(Q) Do I need to pay for the meals? No, the meals that are distributed are provided at no cost.

(Q) Where and when do I pick up the meals? Meal pickup is on Wednesdays between 10:00am-12:00pm at Marple Newtown High School.

(Q) What will be in the bags? Wednesday pick up will include 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches.

(Q) How long will this program last, and will I be charged for these meals at a later time? According to the USDA’s SSO (free lunches) will run until the end of the school year June 2022.   You will be notified if there are changes to this program. You will not be charged for any meals.

(Q) Does my child/student need to be with me at the time of pick up? No, parents/guardians can pick up the meals without the child or student present.

(Q) What will my child's lunch look like in school? Menus are posted online on the Food Services page of the MNSD website.

(Q)  Can I pick up for other families?  Yes, as long you provide the names of the children for whom you are picking up.  As a reminder, at least one child in each household must be enrolled in MNSD to be eligible for free meals.


Monthly menus are posted on the website for Breakfast and Lunch.


Students can expect benefits from healthier and more nutritious food in school. Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, major improvements are being made across the country to transform school food and to promote better nutrition and reduce obesity

2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet. This edition offers 5 overarching Guidelines and a number of Key Recommendations with specific nutritional targets and dietary limits.

MNSD Student Wellness Policy (School Board Policy Manual, 200 Pupils, #246 Student Wellness)
The Marple Newtown School District recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students’ physical well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. The Board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve student achievement.

Important Information regarding New Meal Benefit Application: 
This school year we are making it faster and easier for families to apply for free or reduced priced meals. Please see this link to apply.

This school year students may notice a change on their lunch trays. New federal nutrition standards have been implemented, which require schools to meet daily and weekly serving requirements of grains, fruits and vegetables, meat or meat alternatives and milk.