General McLane School District

Welcome to the General McLane School District Food Services Department!


School Cafe Logo

Instructions to Register Your Student is our online student account payment and management system.

SchoolCafe – Parent Guide – You will need your child’s Student ID.  Student’s in grades 5-12 should know their ID.  Please ask your child for this number. Student’s in grades K-4 will receive this in the mail.

SchoolCafe – Parent Menu Information
SchoolCafe – Student Guide

If you need technical support with SchoolCafe, please contact their help desk at (855) 729-2328.

Free/Reduced Meal Applications

It is highly recommended that you use the online application process as to reduce error and receive eligibility notification in a more timely manner.  Applications can be filled out online at:  –  Compass Instructions

Paper applications can be obtained from your child’s school at the start of the school year.  Only one application per family is required.  Families who are Direct Certified through the State DO NOT have to fill out an application.  Families are Direct Certified if they receive SNAP or TANF assistance.  Foster children are considered Directly Certified, however, biological children within the same household will need to have an application to determine Free or Reduced meal eligibility.

My Plate Resources & Activities

Whole Grain Information Sheet – Interested in reading more about whole grains? Click on this information sheet!
My Plate Coloring Sheet For Kids – Fun coloring activity for kids of all ages!
School Breakfast Information – My Plate guide to School Breakfast
School Lunch Information – My Plate guide to School Lunch
My Plate – Word Search_Have Fun with Fruit and Vegetables – Fun word search with answer key included
My Plate – Crack the Secret Code – Are you a detective? Try to crack this secret code!

Important Information

GMSD Unpaid Meal Policy

Additional Information

Gluten Free Lunch Entrees (Please e-mail Alex Escalante in advance to order these items)
High Fiber Snacks
Healthy School Snacks
Smart Snack Brochure
School Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies 

Special Dietary Needs Form *Please fill out and return to School Nurse and Food Service Director

Contact Information
Alejandro (Alex) Escalante, Food Services Manager – (814) 273-1033 x2618 | Email
Kim Belden, Edinboro Elementary Head Cook – (814) 273-1033 x3602 | Email
Jodie Stine, McKean Elementary Head Cook – (814) 273-1033 x4401 | Email
Debbie Lathrop, James W. Parker Middle School Head Cook – (814) 273-1033 x2724 | Email
Deanna English, General McLane High School Head Cook – (814) 273-1033 x1605 | Email

MISSION STATEMENT: To serve nutritious and appealing meals to satisfied customers and enhance their success in the classroom.

Nondiscrimination Statement