We Make k12 Food Service Fresh, Nutritious, & Innovative. Now at Wallingford - Swarthmore
    Wallingford-Swarthmore School District
    Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Food Services, in partnership with The Nutrition Group, strives to create an enjoyable, customer service-oriented dining experience for students, faculty, staff, and administration.
    The Food Services Department is dedicated to promoting fresh, nutritious, and innovative foods and programs to include 
    student wellness and proper nutrition.


    Meals will be prepackaged and available for pick up on Mondays and Thursdays.  WSSD families have the option to pick-up meals between 9:00 am and 10:30 am or 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the following locations:

    Strath Haven High School (Brookhaven Road entrance), Nether Providence Elementary School (Front loop), Swarthmore-Rutledge School (Main Office lot)

    Please note that meals are free for all district students.

    The food distribution schedule is as follows:

    On Mondays, students will receive Monday lunch; Tuesday breakfast and lunch; Wednesday breakfast and lunch; Thursday breakfast.

    On Thursdays, students will receive Thursday lunch; Friday breakfast and lunch; Saturday breakfast and lunch; Sunday breakfast and lunch; Monday breakfast.

    To pick-up the meals, simply drive into the loop in the school’s parking lot.  Tell the food service staff the names of your children and/or their meal account pin numbers.  Pop the trunk of your car while remaining inside.  Our food service staff will place all meals in the trunk of the car to ensure we are limiting contact and practicing safe social distancing.  All three locations will offer meals for all students of any grade level. If you have multiple students in the district, you can pick up all meals in one location of your choosing.

    Click here for Meal Distribution Instructions & Information 

    Click here for Instructions to Pre-Order for Food Distribution


    Your cafeteria is now hiring! No nights or weekends
    The Nutrition Group at the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District offers competitive wages and benefits, as well as an exciting and desirable working environment for employees interested in helping to feed our students. Click HERE to apply online today!
    Foodfinder.us is a nonprofit website and app (for iOS or Android) that offers the location and contact information of more than 40,000 food pantries and similar food programs across the country.  The FoodFinder website and app can be utilized to pinpoint local free food providers within the community. Check it out over the extended holiday break. 
    Summer Feeding:  Children age 18 and under may receive a free lunch over the summer.  To find the location nearest you, use one of the following methods:
    • Call 211
    • Call 1-866-3Hungry or 1-877-8Hambre
    • Text “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months
    • Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
    • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org


    Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.
    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 <mailto:program.intake@usda.gov>.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Kaitlin Howell
    Director of Food Services
    Wallingford-Swarthmore School District
    Office: 610-892-3470 ext. 2151    
    email: khowell@wssd.org