Food Service Program

*Beginning November 30, 2020, Garnet Valley School District will begin offering FREE meals to any child age 18 and under. We encourage all families to take advantage of this great program.

All meal pick-ups will take place at 11:00 am at the Garnet Valley Middle School, in the parking lot between the Middle School and the Elementary School.

Welcome to Garnet Valley Food Service Website

Our mission is to serve nutritious, well-balanced meals that appeal to our students and school community and we are committed to providing the best food options and nutrition education for your child. To learn more about Garnet Valley's food service provider, Chartwells, visit their website at

Who can participate in the SSO program?

All children in the community 18 years of age or younger can receive free meals from Garnet Valley School District.

If I participate in the program will I be taking meals away from a family in need?

No, this program is available to all families despite their financial situations. Participating in this program will not take away from another family's ability to participate.

What does the District do to ensure proper COVID-19 precautions are in place?

All Food Service staff are required to complete a daily pre-shift COVID-19 screening. If at any time a staff member is not feeling well, they are instructed to stay home. During operations, Food Service staff follow proper hand-washing procedures, use gloves, and a mask to prevent contamination and to protect themselves and others. Gloves are changed frequently and masks must be worn at all times in the production area. Staff are instructed to work at least six feet apart and all surfaces are sanitized before, during and after production.

What does a SSO meal consist of?

See the building lunch menu by visiting our Resources Page and clicking on "School Menus."

See a sample pickup lunch menu by visiting our Resources Page and clicking on "Sample Pick-Up Menu."

How can Garnet Valley School District afford to give away free meals?

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities for school meals throughout the remainder of 2020-2021 school year. We are now able to serve meals for all children in the community age 18 and under for free. In passing this legislation, the USDA will reimburse the District for meals distributed to a child.

What if I completed the Meal Reservation form but can no longer make it to the pick-up?

Please contact the Food Service Director, Stephen Wanczyk, 610-579-7755.

What should I expect when I pick-up the meals?

Meal pick-up will be located in the parking lot between Garnet Valley Elementary School and Garnet Valley Middle School; more specifically, near the cafeteria entrance of Garnet Valley Middle School. Food Service staff will deliver meals directly to the vehicle. All Food Service staff will be equipped with the proper protective equipment.