FREE Meals for ALL Children Ages 18 and Under

The Ephrata Area School District has been approved to provide free meals for ALL CHILDREN AGES 18 & UNDER through at least the summer of 2021.


  • Modified Traditional – Students in District buildings will continue through cafeteria lines as normal at breakfast and lunch, but meals will be free. Lunch choices include both hot and cold options daily. Students in Grades 7-12 will continue to be able to pick up meals on Tuesdays at 2:30 PM for online learning on Wednesdays. If your child is attending school within a building on Wednesdays, meals will be provided as usual. A la carte purchases, including beverages, double meals, snacks, etc. will still be available for purchase with cash or account funds.
  • Blended, Online, and Ephrata Virtual Academy (EVA) – Meal pick-ups will continue on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Three breakfasts and three lunches for Blended learners and five breakfasts and five lunches for Online learners and EVA students. Meal counts will be reduced in weeks when there are less than five instructional days. A meal sign-up link will continue to be emailed weekly to the parents/guardians of Blended and Online Learners and EVA students for them to use if they intend to pick up meals on Wednesdays.

CLICK HERE for the sign-up link that is applicable to all children age 18 and under, including younger children who are not yet enrolled in the District. Meals are prepared based upon the sign-up numbers received, so please sign up each week if you intend to pick up meals. Sign-ups will close on Tuesdays at noon and reopen on Thursdays at noon. PLEASE NOTE: The Wednesday pickup location will now be at the Ephrata High School gymnasium entrance. Please enter the parking lot off Oak Boulevard by the tennis courts and proceed to the awning.

If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service Department at 717-721-1400, extension 11302.