• Food Service Welcomes You to the 2022-2023 School Year!

    First Week of School Gallery!

    We are thrilled to be serving your child for the 2022-2023 school year! To kick off the new year, we wanted to share a few things you and your child can look forward to when it comes to mealtime and get an inside look at the new recipes, concepts, and programs we’ll be introducing! Owen J Roberts will be participating in the National School Breakfast and Lunch program in the 2022-2023 school year. Therefore, each family is encouraged to apply for free and reduced meals. 

    Meal Prices

    Thanks to nationwide waivers for federally funded meal programs, school meals were free to all students through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, these waivers have expired, so schools must return to charging for breakfast and lunch. Free or reduced-price meals are only available to students who qualify for these benefits. 

    Breakfast

    • Elementary Schools: $2.00
    • Middle and High School: $2.25

    Lunch

    • Elementary Schools: $3.15
    • Middle School: $3.35
    • High School: $3.70

     Free and Reduced Meal Applications

    Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who qualify! To apply please complete an application by visiting www.schoolcafe.com or obtain a paper application from the school office(s). For the school year 2022-2023, the grace period for free and reduced applications has been extended to October 12, 2022. Please make sure to reapply before this deadline. If you need further assistance with your application, contact Danielle Moyer at 610-469-5123. 

    Food Kids Love to Eat

    We love hearing from parents because your feedback is important to us. You can visit our survey, posted online at www.ojrsd.com under the food service department throughout the year.

    The Food Service Advisory Board meets annually, involving students, parents, faculty and administration of Owen J Roberts to discuss feedback and implement requests to the menu. 

    Special Dietary Needs and Allergy/Medical Conditions

    If a student has a food allergy or medical condition, parents must send a written doctor’s note to the school nurse. For dietary substitutions, federal regulations require students to have a written doctor’s note. The nurse will forward this information to food service personnel. This information will be entered into the POS so that the cashier may be discretely alerted once the student’s ID number has been entered. Should a student need a special dietary menu to meet their needs, please schedule a meeting with the Director of Dining Services at (610) 469-5127. 

    Parent Requests

    All parent requests should be updated annually for student requirements or restrictions that do not require a doctor’s note. To do this, parents must notify the food service office at 610-469-5701.