Deer Lakes

School District

Food Services

About the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1946.

About 7.1 million children participated in the NSLP in its first year. Since then, the program has reached millions of children nationwide: 1970: 22.4 million children; 1980: 26.6 million children; 1990: 21.1 million children; 2000: 27.3 million children; 2010: 31.8 million children; and 2016: 30.4 million children.

NSLP Fact Sheet

Downloadable Menus

Meal Prices:

Breakfast Prices:
Paid Breakfast $1.45
Reduced Breakfast $0.30

Breakfast is served daily from 8:30 to 9 a.m. at Curtisville and East Union. Breakfast is also available daily in the middle school and high school from 7:10 to 7:45 a.m.

Lunch Prices:
Curtisville Primary Center Paid Lunch $2.70                  
East Union Intermediate Center Paid Lunch $2.70
Deer Lakes Middle School Paid Lunch $2.95
Deer Lakes High School Paid Lunch $2.95

Reduced Lunch       $0.40
Milk $0.50

Lunch Account Balances:

Parents may now access their child's cafeteria balance at any time using School Cafe

You will not be assigned a username and password; parents may set up an account at their convenience using their child's account number and full name. Payments may be made 24 hours a day or recurrent payments may also be set up. There is no fee to access your child's account balance or your child's account activity. However, there is a $2.95 convenience fee for online payments; please note that you may continue to pay with cash or check if you wish to avoid this fee. Please click here for instructions on how to set up your account.

Free and Reduced Application:

SchoolCafe provides an easy, convenient and confidential application for free and reduced meals. Click on the attached link to apply online. You may apply for the new school year beginning on July 1.  For a paper application, please call the Food Service Department.

Annual Application Notification Letter

Step-By-Step Instructions on How to Apply 

Contact Food Services:

Jake Douglas
Director, Food Services

163 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: 724.265.5300 Ext. 2114
Fax: 724.265.3970
Email:  [email protected]
Christine A. Girty
Secretary, Food Services
Phone: 724.265.5300 Ext. 1254
Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

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