Meal Payment

Pay Online

Create an account to pay for school meals using your student’s ID number (without the HO or H0 prefix):

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.

Meal Prices

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 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. 

Bessie Carmichael, Bret Harte Elementary, Bryant Elementary, Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, Burton High, Dr. G.W. Carver Elementary, Cesar Chavez Elementary, Dr. Charles Drew Elementary, Civic Center Secondary, Cleveland Elementary, Downtown High, Cobb Elementary, Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School, El Dorado Elementary, ER Taylor Elementary, Francisco Middle, Flynn Elementary, Gordon Lau Elementary, Guadalupe Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Hilltop High, Ida B. Wells High, Denman Middle, James Lick Middle, Jean Parker Elementary, John Muir Elementary, John Y. Chin Elementary, John O’Connell High, J. Serra Elementary, June Jordan High, KIPP Bayview, KIPP SF Bay, Longfellow Elementary, Marina Middle, Malcolm X Elementary, Marshall Elementary, McCauley Adolescent Center, Mission High, Mission Education Center, ML King Middle, Monroe Elementary, Moscone Elementary, One Purpose, Paul Revere, Redding Elementary, Sanchez Elementary, SF International High, Sheridan Elementary, Spring Valley Elementary, Tenderloin Elementary, Thurgood Marshall High, Visitacion Valley Elementary, Visitacion Valley Middle, Willie Brown Middle