Ancillae Assumpta Academy strives to provide healthy and nutritious lunches to the students, faculty, and staff. We believe that teaching our students the value of nutrition and healthy eating habits at a young age will help instill the knowledge they need to make healthful, wholesome choices as they become adults. Our foodservice staff is committed to sustainable practices by recycling plastic and cardboard, providing paperless lunches, and composting food scraps. Our foodservice staff have been serving the AAA community with fresh and home-made foods for over 20 years. We believe in going the extra mile by using high quality ingredients to prepare a variety of delicious and nutritious options for the wellness of our students, faculty, and staff. The foodservice staff is passionate about their work and hopes each student feels refreshed and nourished when they leave the dining room.
Ancillae Assumpta Academy, is a peanut and nut free school. We pay great attention to making sure our products do not contain or come in contact with any of these allergies. Our staff is knowledgeable with these food restrictions as well as gluten free, dairy free and soy free diets. We work closely with our purveyors to make sure we are using safe ingredients. Our purveyors deliver locally sourced ingredients ranging from Lancaster, PA to Hammonton, NJ when available. The food service program is coordinated by Sarah Wade and staffed by Sue Fithian, Joann Becher, Elsa Cruz, Kristin Long, Mary Lamsback, Holly Esposito and Heather Simmons. All members are CPR and SERVSAFE certified. Our purveyors include US Foods, Seashore Fruit and Produce, Balford Farms, and Conshohoken Italian Bakery.
What's offered in the lunch program?
Fresh fruits and vegetables are delivered daily and make up our beautiful Salad Bar and Fresh Fruit Offerings. We offer extensive deli and cold cut selections, we even roast our own hams and turkeys. These items come served on a fresh baked roll or bread from Conshohoken Italian Bakery, made from scratch with no preservatives. Our daily hot entrée selection is typically a seasonal menu choice based on the students' likes. In addition, we serve a specialty item each day that features gourmet ingredients and/or cooking. Our daily offering does not end there, we also have a variety of yogurts, parfaits, or smoothies. On occasion we offer a delicious homemade dessert.