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Click here to view our November and December lunch menus!

Please note: As of 10/05/20, all DMCA students will receive free breakfast and lunch under a USDA waiver through December 31, 2020, or until funding is exhausted. This applies to reimbursable meals only; a reimbursable meal has 3 of the 5 food components as noted below. 

A la carte items will still be charged at the normal rate.  Examples of a la carte are any beverages other than milk, snacks and extra entrees. Just a reminder that our cafeteria staff does not handle cash payments; please send prepayments to the school office or pay on-line through www.myschoolbucks.com.

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Weekly Vegetable Subgroups May Include

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2020-21 Student Breakfast and Lunch Menu Options

Breakfast Information:
Available from 7:45 AM – 8 AM
Full price: $1.50
Reduced price: 30 cents

Lunch Information:
• Full price: $2.65
• Reduced price: 40 cents
• Adult lunch: $3.70

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, we are unable to provide a snack cart option or access to a microwave at this time. Students will select their lunch options in homeroom in the morning. Lunches will be delivered to students in PreK, Kindergarten 1st grade; students in grades 2-6 will receive their lunch in the cafeteria and then return to their classroom.

Divine Mercy Catholic Academy utilizes Metz & Associates for our cafeteria services. Metz works to ensure that our school lunches meet all of the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including that children  eat a variety of foods;  choose a diet with a variety of grain products, vegetables, and fruits daily, that is moderate in sugars and salt; with 30% or less of calories from fat and less than 10% of calories from saturated fat. School lunches also need to provide, on average over each school week, at least one-third of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, and calories. Meal selection and portion size are all factored into these requirements.

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Paying for School Lunches

Our Divine Mercy cafeteria staff does not handle cash payments, so in order to purchase school lunches, families must send pre-payments to their school campus office or pay on-line through www.myschoolbucks.com.
Using either of these two pre-pay options,  students at lunch simply enter their student ID number # each time they buy a lunch, or snacks, extra beverages, or food items. Money is then debited from the child’s account. IF you choose to use Schoolbucks.com, parents or guardians can check on their student’s account balance on-line at any time. They can also see exactly what their child is purchasing.  (Click here for instructions on how to create a www.myschoolbucks.com account.)

Our cafeteria participates in Pennsylvania’s Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program. Parents must complete an application in order for their children to participate in this program. Click the buttons below for more information, including an Application Form and instructions for competing and submitting the form.

 

Nondiscrimination Statement and Complaint Procedure In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov.This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Summer Meals Locator
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.
Divine Mercy Catholic Academy does not currently participate as a provider of SFSP. Please refer to the www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks to find a SFSP location near you. You can also call 1-866-3Hungry or text “MEALPA” to 877877 to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer.
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