Qualified child nutrition professionals provide students with access to a variety of appealing meals, foods and beverages that are age appropriate, and that meet the state and federal requirements that are based on the USDA dietary guidelines.
Due to national supply chain issues and costs, menus are subject to change without advance notice.
Breakfast is served daily from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and the adult meal cost is $2.75.
Lunch is served daily from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the adult meal cost is $4.75.
Menus, along with nutrition facts and allergen information, can be found on School Café. To access the information, please select "View Menus (as a guest)," complete the verification process and select the appropriate school and menu from the dropdown selection.
We continue to use Schoolcafe.com to help facilitate a la carte purchases, and/or the purchase of additional items by students. A student may only purchase a la carte and/or additional items if they have a positive account balance, and/or with cash. Schoolcafe.com provides beneficial features including:
- Viewing your child's cafeteria account balance
- Reviewing daily spending and purchases
- Accessibility from any computer 24/7
- Low balance email reminders
- Automatic payments
Need help registering for a free account? Download the How to Register for School Cafe guide.
The convenience fee for cafeteria account deposits will be 5% of the deposited amount within a single transaction. Example: Deposit is for $20.00, the total amount charged will be $21.00. This transaction fee is ONLY if you are using the on-line pre-payment system, not if you send in cash or check.
You do not have to use this system to put money on your child's lunch account, you may still send cash or a check to school with them; this is just another convenient way for parents to put money on their child's school lunch account.
Donation Request: A request to donate the fund balance to benefit a student in need, or to the Food Service Program; a written request must be submitted. An e-mail request is also acceptable and may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Withdrawn Students: For any student who is withdrawn, a written request for a refund on account balances of $5.00 or greater remaining in their account must be submitted. An e-mail request is also acceptable and may be sent to email@example.com.
Graduating Students: For any student who is graduating, a written request for a refund on account balances of $5.00 or greater remaining in their account must be submitted. An e-mail request is also acceptable and may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds can also be transferred to a sibling’s account with a written or verbal request.
Unclaimed Funds: All refunds must be requested within one year. Unclaimed funds will then become the property of the Chester County Intermediate Unit Food Service Program.
Return Check Policy:
Personal checks are accepted at all CCIU buildings and cafeterias. Should a check be returned from the bank for whatever reason, a $25.00 returned check fee will be assessed.
Upon receipt of the returned check, you will be notified and informed that you have ten days to make restitution, including any related fees. Payment for a returned check must be received in the form of cash, cashier's check or money order. A personal check will not be accepted as repayment for a returned check.
After two returned checks, CCIU will no longer accept checks as a form of payment.
Special Dietary Needs
If a child has been determined by a doctor to be disabled, and the disability prevents the child from eating the regular school meal, the school will make substitutions prescribed by the doctor. If a substitution is needed, there is no additional charge for the meal. Please view the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Children with Disabilities and Special Dietary Needs information form and the Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service application. After having the Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service application completed by a state recognized medical authority (licensed physician, physician’s assistant, certified registered nurse practitioner, or dentist) please email it to email@example.com.
Substitutions for students who have a special dietary need, but do not meet the definition of disabled, can also be accommodated (i.e., food intolerances). For example, lactose free and/or soy milk is available for those students with a non-disabling special dietary need such as milk intolerance. A substitution can also be accommodated due to cultural, religious or ethnic beliefs. Special dietary requests are also made by completing Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service application. In this instance, parents may complete the application; however, depending upon the request, the application may need to be completed by a state recognized medical authority. Please email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCIU Wellness Policy
The Board is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness based on recommendations of the District Wellness Committee and in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations.
The CCIU Student Wellness Policy (246), Student Wellness Procedure (246) and established Competitive Food Guidelines can be found via the respective links. Please click here to view the wellness goals and measurable outcomes for this location and click here to review the results of our 2022-23 triennial assessment.
Be a School Wellness Champion. CCIU invites students, parents, board members and members of the community to participate in the development, review, update and implementation of the CCIU Student Wellness Policy. We welcome you to share your opinion and help make sure the policy is meeting the needs of our students.
To inquire about our next meeting, please contact Vicki Canham at 610-383-5439 or via email at email@example.com. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can email comments about the wellness policy to Vicki.
Community Eligible Program (CEP)
All students who are enrolled at the Technical College High School Pickering Campus are eligible for free breakfast and lunch because of our participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2022-23 school year. No action is required for participation. Every student is eligible.
Find Summer Meals in Your Community
Summer meals for children and teens are being served in your community. Find a nearby site by completing any of the following actions:
- Call 211 or 1.866.3HUNGRY
- Text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877877
- Download the RangeAPP in Google Play or in the App Store
- Visit the Food and Nutrition website.