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  June 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 allow 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 breakfast $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. 

    Meal Pick- Up Dates:          Monday, January 4 and Thursday, January 7

                                                  Monday, January 11

                                                  Thursday, January 14 - 7 days of meals served to cover through Wednesday, January 20th 

                                                  (Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King Holiday - no school - no curbside service)

                                                 Thursday, January 21

                                                 Monday, January 25 and Thursday, January 28 

    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 the classroom to eat in the classroom.  Students will pick up lunch in the cafeteria and take back to the classroom to eat their meals. 

     Click the image below to download the school menus.

    Nutrislice link

    Meal Costs

    $1.70   served at all Kyrene schools
    Reduced price: $0.30
    Adults: $2.00
    Elementary Lunch
    Reduced price $0.40
    Adults: $3.65

    Middle School Lunch 
    Reduced price $0.40 
    Adults: $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 a $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 Notifications

    Food Nutrition Services sends emails through its software with the email address of noreply@mg.mealsplus.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.
    It's More than a Meal Application  (reasons to submit a meal application including P-EBT benefits)  
    National School Lunch Program
    The 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 all schools.  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. 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 noreply@mg.mealsplus.com - School Nutrition Department for the letter. Thank you for applying if you meet the income guidelines.  
    Please wait to apply for the 2021-2022 school year meal applications, when we activate www.lunchapplication.com in July for the new school year. 
    Consentimiento para compartir la información de la applicación de NSLP con otoros programas del distrito(en Espanol)

    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 foodservice@kyrene.org. 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 foodservice@kyrene.org.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Last Modified on January 7, 2021