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Food Service

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, the Collegium Food Service Department implemented a new program known as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), allowing ALL K-12 students to receive a nutritional breakfast and lunch every school day free of charge to their households for the next four years. Information about the CEP is available in the PA Department of Education’s CEP for Prospective Local Education Agencies PDF.

Collegium students participate in CEP meal programs without paying a fee or submitting an application, but please be aware of the following:

  • All students must still use their lunch PINs to receive free meals;
  • SchoolCafe balances, payments, and charges are still applicable for Food Service a la carte purchases; and,
  • Collegium’s Food Service Department will no longer collect and process Free & Reduced Price Meals Applications.

Food Service Account (SchoolCafe)

The SchoolCafe system offers many convenient features, such as:

  • View menus, menu items, nutritional and allergen information
  • View your child’s Food Service account balance and add funds to the account
  • Make deposits using a Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card. Please note: A $2.25 convenience fee per transaction will be added. To avoid a transaction fee, send a check, payable to CCS Food Service Department, to the main office of your child’s building. We will deposit the amount into your child’s Food Service account within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Receive low balance email reminders or schedule automatic payments
  • Access from any smartphone or computer 24/7
  • Customer Support Services available to answer your questions – 855-729-2328 or via email customercare@schoolcafe.com.

Follow the instructions below to set up your child’s Food Service account in SchoolCafe. Additional instructions are detailed in the SchoolCafe Parent Guide (English or Spanish). Students must have a SchoolCafe account in order to purchase a la carte food items at school.

Log on to SchoolCafe.com or download the SchoolCafé app on any smart device

  • Create a new account
  • Enter: “PA – Collegium Charter School” as your school district
  • Complete new profile information
  • Set up your new credentials
  • Accept the terms and conditions
  • Add your student to your profile using their student ID# and building

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Ely, Food Service Director, at miely@ccs.us or 610-903-6371.

About Collegium’s Food Service Department

The Collegium Food Service Department serves breakfast and lunch in all of our school buildings. Collegium participates in Community Eligibility Provisions (CEP), which provides free breakfast and free lunch for all Collegium Students. Within CEP, we are required to meet specific nutritional standards for the meals served. Additionally, we are required to provide grade-level ranges (K-5, 6-8, & 9-12) with different portion sizes that meet nutritional standards. A la carte items are available for purchase during lunch periods for grades 5-12. Questions about the CCS Food Service program should be directed to Mike Ely, Food Service Director, at miely@ccs.us or 610-903-6371.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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