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Food Service

We're hiring Food Service Workers and Food Service Leads!

  • Starting at $13/hour.
  • No nights or weekends
  • Part-time available
  • Follows the school calendar

Click here to apply online today


Lunch Menu

BASD lunch menus are available on Nutrislice. Click to view the menus.

School Cafe

Start a new account at SchoolCafe to add money to student accounts: SchoolCafe

School Meal Prices

Our typical lunch prices are listed below. 


Lunch Information

Elementary Lunch $2.50
Secondary Lunch $2.75
Center Avenue Lunch $2.50
Reduced Priced Lunch
(if eligible)
$ .40



Breakfast Price
Elementary Breakfast $1.25
Secondary Breakfast $1.25
Center Avenue Breakfast $1.25
Reduced Price Breakfast
(if eligible)
$ .30
Milk Carton $ .65


Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

Several Butler Area School District schools qualify for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) through the National School Lunch Act. All students at CEP schools receive all meals at no cost to them. 

BASD's CEP schools include Broad Street Elementary, Emily Brittain Elementary, McQuistion Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Summit Elementary, and Center Avenue Community School. All students at these schools receive breakfast and lunch for free.

Each student may receive one free breakfast and one free lunch per day. If a student would like a second breakfast or a second lunch, they will be required to pay the prices listed above.


Free and Reduced Meals Application

Children need healthy meals to learn. Butler Area School District offers healthy meals every school day.

Families must submit their free/reduced meal application each year in order to be eligible for free/reduced meals. Typically, breakfast costs $1.25 at all schools and lunch costs $2.50 for elementary, $2.75 for secondary, and $2.50 for Center Avenue.  

Your child(ren) may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. This packet includes an application for free and reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.

Click to read the 2023-2024 Letter to Households.

Click to view the 2023-2024 PA Free and Reduced Meals Application Instructions.

Click to download the 2023-2024 PA Free and Reduced Paper Application.

Copies of the application are also available at the Administration Building (110 Campus Lane, Butler, PA 16001). 

You can also fill out the free and reduced meals application online. However, you must have (or create) a SchoolCafe account. Click to fill out a free and reduced lunch application online.

You can also apply for many health and human service programs and manage your Pennsylvania benefit information from the COMPASS website. Click to visit COMPASS.

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