Food Service

School Lunch


Christie Leininger, Director of Food Services
412-264-9440 X1129 | 

 At Moon Area School District, we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand! The Moon Area Food Service staff strives each day to provide delicious, nutritious meals for our students.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.  All snacks are "Smart Snack" approved according to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 guidelines.

Federal nutrition standards govern our school meals as follows:

  • Age-­appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (Students must take at least 1⁄2 cup of fruits or vegetables to count toward the meal price)
  • A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green, red/orange and legumes
  • Fatā€free or 1% milk (Flavored milk must be fat-free)
  • More whole grains
  • Less sodium

The Moon Area Food Services Department is comprised of professionally certified Food Handler and Food Protection Managers.

Important Food Service Updates -- October 2020

We would like to share a few important updates with families. Click to read the updates.

FREE Meals for ALL Students & ALL Children Under 18!

No. Really. Take the Meals. Why you should take advantage of the free school meals being offered:

  • You are not taking the meals away from someone who needs it more – they are for all students!
  • It extends your food budget & saves you time prepping lunches
  • It’s comforting & familiar to your kids to have food from school
  • You’re helping the District’s Food Service program stay financially afloat
  • You’re helping the Food Service program use up food inventory = less waste
  • USDA is covering the cost of meals through Dec. 31st, 2020.
  • Fuel up to learn with Moon Area School District Meals!


There are two ways to take advantage of free meals:

  • While Learning in School
  • While Learning at Home

If you are learning in school and prefer to pack a lunch from home, you can still participate! 

  • Add a White or Chocolate Milk, Fruit, and Whole Grain Graham Crackers for FREE!
  • Order a “Tiger Snack”

Additional meals & ala carte items are not free, but can be purchased.

If you are learning at home, order meals to go! 

  • Visit “Quick Links” on the Food Services webpage
  • Place your order using the appropriate grade level form

Meal Prices

Elementary Meals  |  Middle School Meals  |  High School Meals


SchoolCafeSchoolCafe - Online meal payment system

Parents have the ability to pay online and manage their child’s account, including spending history, low-balance notification, and spending limit settings.  

There is no fee to enroll or to view cafeteria account balances/statements. A $1.95 convenience fee is charged for each online payment made via Fees can be avoided by sending payment (cash or checks made payable to Moon Area Food Service Fund) to the school to be deposited in the student’s account.

For those who are unable to access, balance inquiries and account statements are available by contacting Christie Leininger at or calling 412-264-9440 ext. 1129.


Comcast Internet Essentials Program

Parents - Bringing the Internet to your home is easy and affordable.  Now you can connect to the Internet at home - for school, work, communicating with others and so much more. Website:

Families with a child who receives reduced price school lunches may be eligible, too – and we’ve increased Internet speeds! To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:

  • Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
  • Have at least one child receiving free or reduced price school lunches through the National School Lunch Program
  • Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  • Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment. How to apply Call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) to request an application.


Two-Hour Delay Breakfast Program

There will be a modified breakfast program for all Moon Area students on two hour delay school days.  Students may choose from whole grain low sugar cereals and/or whole grain “mini loafs.”  Fat Free white milk or flavored milk and 100% fruit juice are included with each breakfast. Questions? Please contact Christie Leininger, Food Service Director. 412-264-9440 X1129 or


USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer


On October 14, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provided guidance on the updated Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS) in the attached memo, PDE 200. All School Nutrition Program (SNP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors are required to utilize the following Nondiscrimination Statement on documents provided to the public.


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;

  1. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  2. E-mail:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.