Food & Nutrition Services

Welcome to the EASD Food Services Department web page. We look forward to providing nutritional services to our students and staff. EASD participates in and meets all requirements set by the National School Lunch Program. Breakfast and lunch are offered daily at all school buildings. We serve approximately 3200 meals daily to our students.

Our goal is to provide a variety of nutritious, tasty meals to our students and to help educate all children about nutrition and in making choices that promote a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle while maintaining a financially sound Child Nutrition Program.

Information about FREE Meals for Students Attending Ephrata Area School District

Food Services Contacts

Director of Food Services
Teri A. Gamez
717-721-1400 X 11301

Free & Reduced Program/Accounts Payable/Receivable
Marti Rhoads
717-721-1400 X 11302

Akron Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Sandy Whitmeyer
717-721-1400 X12011

Clay Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Rebecca Littlejohn 
717-721-1400 X 13011

Fulton Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Elizabeth Ehrhart
717-721-1400 X 14011

Highland Elementary School Cafeteria Manager
Gina Shreiner
717-721-1400 X 15011

Ephrata Intermediate/Middle School Cafeteria Manager
Angela Thomas
717-721-1400 X 18220

Ephrata High School Cafeteria Manager
Jennifer Thrower
717-721-1400 X 19304


USDA 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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Fresh Foods

We freshly prepare meals using local brands you use at home, including Tyson chicken, Jennio turkey, Swiss milk, Land O' Lakes cheese, and locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables.  Fresh salad meals are also prepared daily.  Plus, students can start their day with one of our breakfast meals!