FOOD AND NUTRITION
Due to the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District being closed indefinitely, we wanted to provide information about food support and assistance available in Delaware County. Additionally, families are encouraged to reach out to WSSD Social Workers that are helping to connect families to resources at this difficult time. Please stay safe and healthy!
WSSD STUDENT MEAL PROGRAM
On March 29th, the Pennsylvania Department of Education received approval from the USDA for a waiver to grant flexibility to the eligibility requirements to qualify as a food service open site – where all children 18 and under in the community receive free meals. Under this waiver, WSSD now will be eligible to participate in this program.
Starting on Thursday, April 2nd, breakfast and lunch meals will be available for all children. They will be able to receive 14 meals per week.
There will be more reheat at home options, including pulled pork, pizza, chicken drumsticks, and chicken tenders, as an example. Additionally, sandwiches will come deconstructed so you can put them together at home at your convenience.
In an effort to more accurately assess the number of meals that the Food Service Department will need to prepare, please pre-register here:
If you have previously registered, please do NOT register again; we have your count information. However, if you have not registered yet, please access the link and complete the registration.
Strath Haven High School (205 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford - please use the Brookhaven Road entrance and drive into the loop that goes past the main doors)
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays* from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(PLEASE NOTE: WSSD's spring break has been shortened to just Friday, April 10th. Distribution for the week of April 4th will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.)
On Monday, children will receive:
- Monday Lunch
- Tuesday Breakfast & Lunch
- Wednesday Breakfast
On Wednesday, children will receive:
- Wednesday lunch
- Thursday Breakfast & Lunch
- Friday Breakfast
On Friday, children will receive:*(but the week for 04/06, distribution will be Thursday, 04/09)
- Friday Lunch
- Saturday Breakfast & Lunch
- Sunday Breakfast & Lunch
- Monday Breakfast
Drive into the loop that goes up to the main doors with the Strath Haven High School sign, identify the number of children you are picking up for, and 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.