Food Service

PDE Notice Regarding Food Supply

August 19, 2021

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

The Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Mr. Noe Ortega, recently informed all school districts of a potential national issue that may impact food supply and costs.

Because of the pandemic, the manufacturing industry and distributers have been greatly impacted. Therefore, we may see supply chain shortages and higher costs. These shortages may begin to impact school menus resulting in a decrease in variety, and/or unpredictable last-minute adjustments.

As we work through these challenges, please know that the Farrell Area School District Food Service Department will do everything we can to provide our students with healthy, nutritious, appealing meals.  

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.


Joseph Tuchek
Director of Food Services

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Food Service Information

Every student of the Farrell Area School District is entitled to breakfast and lunch at no cost.
All bread served is whole grain.
Weekly vegetable sub groups may include: dark green, red/orange, legumes, starchy, and other.
Daily fruit choices may include: apples, oranges, bananas, applesauce, strawberries, peach cups, and apple slices.
Grab & Go salads offered daily as a meal

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) E-mail: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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