Schmidt, Cheryl

Director of Food Services
Hans Herr Elementary School
717 358-1903

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Free and Reduced Lunches

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Families may apply for free or reduced price meals at any time during the school year. Every year one new family application must be completed and returned to school. Applications are approved based on federal income chart. (See below) If you need an application, they are available in each school office.
You have two ways to apply for meal benefits. Select one of the two methods to apply:

A. ONLINE APPLICATION: COMPASS is a system currently being used by DPW that allows citizens of Pennsylvania to apply for programs such as Food Stamps, Energy Assistance, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), etc., online. Applications for free or reduced price meals as part of the school lunch program are available on line. You may complete the "Household Meal Benefit Application" online or you may use the paper "Household Meal Benefit Application" provided by your school. The information you enter on COMPASS is kept confidential and used only for the purposes indicated during the application process.

B. PAPER APPLICATION: Your child will also bring home a paper application for free and reduced price meals. Please fill out one Family Application per household listing everyone residing in your household. If you complete the paper application return the paper application to school with your youngest child. The qualifying status for each child is safeguarded in our Point of Sale System.

Comcast Internet Essentials

Did you know that families who qualify for the National School Lunch program may also qualify for reduced-price home internet service from Comcast?

Summer Resources for Free/Reduced Lunch Recipients

All students received free breakfast and lunch at school this year. To be considered for the programs below you must be deemed eligible by completing the 2020-21 free/reduced lunch application. If you do not know if you are income-eligible for free/reduced lunch this school year, please contact or The 2020/21 F/R lunch application can be completed online at

Summer Powerpack Information/Registration Information – Please register by clicking on the QR Code on the attached flyer by June 16th.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program - This program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households. You will find information regarding eligibility and how to apply in the attached flyer.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) - Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) will help families cover the cost of breakfasts and lunches their children would have been eligible to receive for free or at a reduced price through the National School Lunch Program. The attached flyer has information regarding the benefit.

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Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602

Phone: 717-464-3311

Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485


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