Food Services

About the Food Services Program

Philadelphia E&T Charter High School is committed to providing healthy meals for all of our students in our brand-new cafeteria.

Philadelphia E&T Charter High School serves Breakfast, Lunch and After School Snacks to students 100% Free of Charge to All Students as part of the Community Eligibility Provision or CEP.

CEP is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). For the 2023-2024 School Year, Philadelphia E&T has 95% of students qualifying for Free or Reduced Lunch.

For the 2023-2024 School Year, Philadelphia E&T Charter High School has contracted with Whitsons Culinary Group. to serve as our Food Service Management Company.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Philadelphia E&T posts monthly menus for both breakfast and lunch. Click HERE to visit this website to view menus in live-time.

Offer VS Serve

The USDA is committed to providing students with balanced meals. Food Services staff educate high school students in selecting a reimbursable lunch under Offer versus Serve. Teachers and school food service professionals will find it helps students more quickly select the foods in the lunch line that make up a reimbursable meal.

Click HERE for information about Breakfast Program Offer VS. Serve requirements.

Click HERE for information about Lunch Program Offer VS. Serve requirements.

A la Carte Items

A la carte items are sold at cost for students following the SMART SNACKS requirements as part of the food services program. At this time, cash is the only accepted form of payment for a la carte items.

School Wellness Policy

The School Wellness Policy is developed by a team of school stakeholders every three years, including school parents/guardians and students. The Wellness Policy can be found HERE.
This policy was most recently revised in October 2023

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027Opens In A New Window, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: In A New Window, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    [email protected]Opens In A New Window 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Seamless Summer Option

Philadelphia E&T offers free breakfast and lunch to all students during Summer Programs.  Dates will be added in May 2024 for Summer 2024.

Contact Information

Erin Dougherty, CEO
[email protected]
267-514-1823 Extension 240