Food Policy

School District policy does not provide for meal reimbursement.

Exceptions by which meals or refreshments are allowed include:

  • Emergency situations
  • Grant fund provision is specifically identified
  • Culinary Arts

Allowable food expenses:

  • MUST NOT exceed the allowable rates per person ($14.00 breakfast/ $16.00 Lunch/ $26.00 Dinner)
  • MUST include payment documentation to Accounts Payable that indicates “meals specifically provided by grant” or “meals provided during emergency operation”.

For external funded meal expenses:

  • Outside entities MUST pay supplier directly.
  • The School District of Philadelphia CANNOT receive external funding to pay suppliers.