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Don't Forget to Add Funds to Your Student's Meal Account

Don't Forget to Add Funds to Your Student's Meal Account

MMSD utilizes School Café to connect families with all Food & Nutrition related information, including access to school menus, payment options, and the free and reduced lunch application.

In addition to paying previous meal balances, School Cafe also allows families to proactively deposit funds into your student’s account. As a reminder, costs are published on the Food & Nutrition website annually:

  • Breakfast: $1.60 in elementary schools, $1.85 in middle and high schools.

  • Lunch: $2.95 in elementary schools, $3.35 in middle schools, and $4.15 high schools

Once you have created or logged into your School Cafe account, click “make a payment” to pay fees or deposit funds via credit card or bank account information. Alternatively, you can send a check or cash ($50 limit) with your student to school, where they can add funds to their account with the food service staff. Students can take the check or cash to the point-of-sale station in the cafeteria and it can be deposited on their account when they purchase a meal or they can just take cash or check to the point-of-sale station to deposit the funds. 

Please note, we serve meals to students at school regardless of their balance, in order to support equitable access to full, nutritious meals for all scholars. A la carte purchases, including milk, are only allowable with a positive fund balance or cash.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or MMSD Food & Nutrition staff at