5712 Iroquois Avenue, Harborcreek, PA 16421
P: (814) 899-7664   ·   F: (814) 899-3075

Summer Meals Locator                                      

Harborcreek Youth Services and the Summer Food Service Program want to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program operates under the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 225.

Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

  • Call 211
  • Call 1-866-3Hungry or 1-877-8Hambre                                                                        
  • Text “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months
  • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org
  • Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Help ensure that no child goes hungry this summer.

For additional information about the Summer Food Service Program please contact Mary Ringenberg at mringenber@pa.gov or call 717.783.6501.

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Starting the day with breakfast has been associated with improved academic performance, improved classroom behavior and attentiveness, and fewer visits to the nurse.  The School Breakfast Program (SBP) was established to ensure that schoolchildren have access to a well-balanced meal every morning that class is in session.  This link will provide you with valuable information, http://www.fns.usda.gov/sbp/school-breakfast-program-sbp 


USDA 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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Students with special dietary needs

We make accommodations for children who are unable to eat the school meals because of a disability that restricts their diet. In order to make modifications or substitutions to the school meal, schools must have a written Medical Statement on file that is signed by a State recognized medical authority (licensed physician, physician assistant, certified registered nurse practitioner, or dentist). 

The statement must identify: 

  • The child’s disability 
  • An explanation of why the disability restricts the child’s diet 
  • The major life activity affected by the disability 
  • The food(s) to be omitted from the child’s diet 
  • The food or choice of foods that must be provided as the substitute 

Please contact our Director of Nursing, Colleen Daisley, call (814) 899-7664, extension 302.  

 Client Wellness and Nutrition

Harborcreek Youth Services is committed to providing an environment that promotes client wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total residential and learning environment.  You can read more about our Client Wellness Policy & Procedures below.  Please click below to download the Parent's Guides:  This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard! and Healthy Non-Food Rewards!My Plate Image of Food Groups

In addition, Harborcreek Youth Services has a well-established Youth Advisory Board (YAB) that provides input and relevant feedback on a wide array of issues ranging from food to recreation and other aspects of the residential life experiuence. A comprehensive nutrition program consistent with federal and state requirements are detailed in the menus and can be accessed by visiting SchoolCafe and viewing Harborcreek Youth Services menus!  


Wellness Policy Background Information
Federal Regulations regarding Wellness Policy Assessment Tools
2017-2018 Wellness Policy Assessment Report
Parents are invited to contact the Director of Education, Kendra Gaub, with suggestions or concerns. Email kgaub@hys-erie.org
2018-2019 Wellness Policy Assessment Report
Parents are invited to contact the Director of Education, Kendra Gaub, with suggestions or concerns. Email kgaub@hys-erie.org
2019-2020 Wellness Policy Assessment Report
Parents are invited to contact the Director of Education, Kendra Gaub, with suggestions or concerns. Email kgaub@hys-erie.org
Client Wellness Policy
Residential Client Wellness Policy
Client Wellness Goals
Learn about the goals set by the HYS Wellness Committee
Parent Letter
CoVid 19 Parent Letter
Summer Meals, Summer Friends
A week's worth of friendly meals and activities
Movin With Summer Meals
Turn on the music! And turn your meal site into a celebration; activities, games, and poetry
Stay Cool With Summer Meals
Hot out? Kids will cool down with these fun activities!
Summer Food, Summer Moves
Activity Guide. Look inside for over 30 fun games & educational activities.
Summer Meals, Summer Fun
Hello Sunshine! School is out and kids are ready to play.
Celebrate Summer Meals
It's the season of parties and celebrations. Games, Gardening, and Recipes
Eat Smart to Play Hard
A Parents' Guide to staying happy and healthy this summer. Presented as part of the Residential Client Wellness Committee. May 25, 2017.
Healthy Non-Food Rewards
Action for Healthy Kids Tip Sheet