Although the school year is coming to a close, our food service program will remain active through the summer. As many of you know, we have been providing two meals a day, seven days a week to almost 2,000 children in our district.
If your children are already receiving meals, you do not have to do anything else. Your children will continue to receive food service through the summer.
If your children are not currently receiving food service, but you would like to, please complete the form below or click this link to sign up.
You only need to sign up one time and your children will receive meals through the summer. The only requirement is that you reside within the Butler Area School District and your children are 18 years of age or younger. You do not have to qualify for free/reduced meals or meet any other requirements. This is open to all.
Pick up and delivery options will be available all summer. If you are already receiving meals, your food service will continue via pick up or delivery (whichever preference you have already selected).
If you select pick up, meals can be picked up at either the Center Avenue Community School or the Emily Brittain Community Partnership and Demonstration School between 11 am and 1 pm. On Friday, you will be given meals for Saturday and Sunday when you pick up.
If you select delivery, meals will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to those who have signed up. On Monday, you will receive meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, you will receive meals for Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, you will receive meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
We want to thank all of our employees who have been working throughout the school closure to make our food service program possible. We hope our families find it helpful.
Meal Order Form
To order meals for your child(ren), please complete the form below. If the form below is not loading, click to access the school closure meal order form>
Free/Reduced Meals and EBT Card
Dear Parents and Guardians:
We realize COVID-19 has impacted more than just the way in which our students are learning. For many families, this situation has led to changes in household income.
As a reminder, we are able to provide all children 18 years of age and younger with two meals a day, seven days a week. If you have not already signed up, but would like your child(ren) to receive food service, please complete the form above.
In addition, families of school-age children who receive free or reduced-priced meals are entitled to benefits under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. Families who qualified for free or reduced meals as of March 15, 2020 (the first day our schools were closed), can receive $5.70 for each day our schools have been closed for each school-age child in their family. The money will be issued in the form of an EBT card by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).
In addition, families who may not have qualified on March 15, but have had a change in household income, can apply for free and reduced-priced meals. The application is currently open. If your application is approved, you will receive $5.70 for each day our schools are closed from the time your application is approved for each school-aged child in your family.
More information about how to submit an application can be found on our website: https://www.basdk12.org/Content2/1472.
The EBT is an additional benefit for qualifying families. All families may still continue to receive food service (two meals a day, seven days a week) during our school closure regardless of whether or not they qualify for this additional benefit.
If you have any questions, please contact Helen Walker at 724-214-3223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.
Butler Area School District
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program FAQ
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The Kids' Weekend Backpack Program
At this time, we are no longer able to continue the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program during the school closure. This is to minimize the number of people who are needed to work to prepare food for families. Although the KWBP will be temporarily unavailable, children can receive meal service seven days a week. Details are listed above.
Restaurants in Butler
Many restaurants in the area are still open for take out. You can see a list on Butler County Tourism's website. Click to view>