School Breakfast and Lunch Program
September 2020 USDA has enacted waivers to bring back the Summer Feeding Program where all children 0-18 years of age will be given meals for free until 06/30/2021. Kyrene Digital Academy, Flex learners, and In-person school Kyrene students and siblings (within age range) can get meals for free at this time.
2020-21 School Year Curbside Meals:
Meal Service for Breakfast and lunch will be available for all students, whether receiving in-person services or engaging in online learning at home. Students receiving on-site services will have meals provided at the school site. Free meals allows for one breakfast meal and one lunch meal per day per student to be served to them. All other meals, or Al-a carte items or additional drinks can be purchased, if the student has money to cover the cost in their meal account at the time of purchase.
For students in both distance learning options, meals will be available through a curbside pickup system. Curbside pickup will take place Mondays and Thursday at the Kyrene District Office, at 8700 S. Kyrene Rd. in Tempe, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
- Monday Meal Pickup: Get meals for 3 days - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
- Thursday Meal Pickup: Get meals for 4 days - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- Adult breakfst $2.00, Adult Lunch $3.65 if you choose to purchase meals
Students do not have to be present to pick up meals. Once at curbside, call 480-541-1660 to contact Food Service.
October Meal Pick-up dates: Monday, October 5, Wednesday, October 7, Monday, October 12, Thursday, October 15, Monday October 19, Thursday October 22, Monday October 26, Thursday, October 29
November Meal Pick- Up Dates: Monday, Nov. 5, Thursday, Nov. 5, Monday Nov. 9, Thursday November 12, Monday Nov. 16, Thursday Nov. 19
Monday, Nov 23 - meals for 7 days will be given out only this day this week.
Monday, Nov. 30th, Thursday Dec. 3rd.
In Person Free Meals at School:
Breakfast and lunch will be served on all school campuses. Sack Breakfast will be given out by teachers to students in classroom to eat in the classroom. Students will pick up lunch in cafeteria and take tback to classroom to eat their meal.
Click the image below to download the school menus.
Meal CostsBreakfast$1.70 served at all Kyrene schoolsReduced price: $0.30Adults: $2.00Elementary Lunch$3.00Reduced price $0.40Adults: $3.65
Middle School Lunch$3.10Reduced price $0.40Adults: $3.65
Pay for Meals Online
Checks made payable to Kyrene School District and cash in a sealed envelope and labeled for the student are accepted at the school sites.We offer an optional credit card service to make meal payments, view account balance, and review meal history online at www.k12paymentcenter.com. The electronic Check(eChecks) option can be chosen for a $0.95 fee regardless of the total amount, as of 4/7/2020. Payments up to $95.00 will be charged $1.95 convenience fee, $96.00, and up will be charged a convenience fee of 3.99% of the total payment. One payment may be split multiple children for one transaction fee. Parents may transfer money between accounts themselves. Low balance notifications can be set under Parent Profile to be notified when the meal account is getting low on funds.
Please remember to turn off Automatic payments in K12Paymentcenter.com so you don't get charged over summer break, this is found in the Wallet section under Recurring Payment settings by changing the auto payment type to low balance for the summer or change the number of payments to 0.Download the K12 Payment Center App (No longer ing Goggle Apps or App Store) - New Directions for Mobile app 9-25-2020
Contact Linda Stewart, NSLP Specialist for K12 issues, or call Meals Plus K12 or lunchapplication.com IT support at 1-800-541-8999 EST for assistance.
Unpaid Meal Charges
Email NotificationsFood Nutrition Services sends emails through its software with the email address of email@example.com and from School Nutrition Department. Thank you for verifying email settings to ensure the delivery of emails. Check junk/spam folders to ensure the receipt of account balance and meal eligibility notifications.National School Lunch ProgramThe National School Lunch Program is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Through this program, eligible students may be offered free or reduced-price meals. We also participate in the School Breakfast Progam at schools except for these schools; Cerritos, and Sierra. Meal payments may be made online, as this program operates in all of the schools in the Kyrene School District. Meal applications are distributed to every student in the district at the beginning of the school year. Application information will remain confidential and will be used only to determine eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. Applications are also available at all school offices or by clicking on the links below:
Please apply for meal benefits so they are in place when we return the National School Lunch Program in January and children will be charged for meals. Please visit www.lunchapplication.com to submit an online meal application to us. You may turn in paper meal applications to any school office. We need all families to apply whether you are doing Kyrene Digital Academy, Flex option, or In-person school. The Free, Reduced-price, and Paid meal information is used to qualify the school district for other student qualifications and funding. We email the notification of meal status letters to parents when the application is processed. Please watch for firstname.lastname@example.org - School Nutrition Department for the letter. Rollover meal status will end on 9/10/2020. Thank you for applying if you meet the income guidelines.EnglishEspansolConsentimiento para compartir la información de la applicación de NSLP con otoros programas del distrito(en Espanol)
Free & Reduced Meal Application, Verification of Income and Limited English
Public Notice - Meal Account Refund
You may request a refund within 4 months of a student withdrawing or graduating from our District. You may make the request by calling 480-541-1660, or emailing email@example.com. We issue a check for the refund. Please include a parent name and address to whom we should issue a refund when emailing the request. Funds may be transferred to another student who remains in Kyrene School District.SMART SNACKS: Please contact the SFE office at 480-541-1660 for information regarding Smart Snacks and the current list of items. You may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.This institution is an equal opportunity provider.