Pay by Cash or Check
Place cash or check in an envelope and have your student deliver to their dining staff. Checks should be made payable to “Student Nutrition Services.” Be sure to write your student’s name, ID, and homeroom number on the check. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to pay for any accrued meal charges.
Those ineligible for free and reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program pay $1.50 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch. Snacks and supper are free for students enrolled in afterschool programs. Adult meal prices are $2.75 for breakfast and $4.50 for lunch.
Apply for Meal Benefits
Learn more about applying for meal benefits by submitting the Multipurpose Family Income Form.
For SFUSD Employees
All SFUSD teachers and school staff can set up an account to purchase meals at your assigned school. Email SchoolLunch@sfusd.edu with:
- Your name
- Date of birth
- Employee ID
- School name (and Room # if Elementary School)
Within 2 business days, SNS will email you a PIN number and next steps for how to create an account and load funds online.
Feed Every Hungry Child Resolution
It’s hard to learn when you’re hungry, which is why we provide the same meal options to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. All conversations about payment are done privately with adults, never with the student. In 2009, the SFUSD Board of Education passed the “Feed Every Hungry Child” resolution, formalizing our commitment to ensure students are not denied school meals despite any inability to pay. This ensures that all students have access to fresh, healthy meals. Unpaid meal balances ($296,216.43 for the 2018-19 school year) are deducted from the District’s general fund contribution for Student Nutrition Services.
Community Eligibility Provision
SFUSD participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). All students at CEP schools, listed below, are offered meals at no cost regardless of household income or form submission.