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Food Services

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WELCOME TO OUR FOOD SERVICES PAGE!

Did you know cafeteria meals are healthier than ever because of new national nutrition standards?

We serve a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as tasty entrees every day. Did you also know we serve breakfast every day? Research shows that students who skip breakfast have shorter attention spans and don't do as well on tests.

LAKEWOOD LOCAL SCHOOLS ARE an equal opportunity provider

Click Here: Wellness Policies and Assessments

CONTACT INFO

Director of Food Service:
Jennifer Stover

Phone: 740.928.4526 x5017
Email: jstover@lakewoodlocal.org

LUNCH MENUS

Important Information:

Transition from PayForIt to PaySchools Central.

Dear Valued Customers,

This is a reminder to inform you on the status upcoming status change for PayForIt, you payment processing system. 

As of July 1, 2024, we will be officially transitioning our remaining few customers from PayForIt to our enhanced payment platform, PaySchools Central, free of charge. PaySchools Central has been available since 2017 and services over 900 districts. This change is part of our ongoing efforts to provide you with the most secure and efficient payment experience. 

What this Means for You:

  • Seamless Transition: The districts parents/guardians with a current PayForIt account and payment information will be securely transferred to PaySchools Central

  • Redirect: A redirect at PayForIt to PaySchools Central will be in place for parents that go to PayForIt first. 

  • Enhanced Features: Enjoy a more user-friendly interface and updated mobile app available on Apple app Store and Google Play. 

  • Uninterrupted Service: There will be no disruption to your payment processing capabilities during this transition.


We are confident that PaySchools Central will offer a superior payment experience for your district and parents. Our team is dedicated to making this transition as smooth as possible for you.

We have many resources available including notifying your parents and/or guardians by providing Parent Instruction Flyer, adding the PaySchools Central Log to your district website, and utilizing our social media posts for Facebook or X/Twitter.

Please contact support@payschools.com or call 1-800-669-0792 if you have any questions or require additional information. 

Sincerely,
i3 Education Team

 

2023-2024 Meal Prices and Info

PLAN

Student Breakfast

Student Lunch

Milk

Juice

Adult Breakfast

Adult Lunch

FREE

FREE

FREE

INCL*

INCL*

N/A

N/A

Reduced

FREE FREE INCL* INCL*

N/A

N/A

Regular

$1.50

$3.00

INCL* INCL*

$2.00

$4.00

*Juice or milk is included when getting breakfast. Milk is included when getting lunch. Standalone purchase or extra milk or juice is $0.50 per serving.

A la carte items are available and individually priced.

Click here for details regarding breakfast availability at each school.

MEAL SERVICE PLAN FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR

The USDA has discontinued its Pandemic Relief Universal FREE Meals to all students for the 2022-2023 school year. This is unfortunate, as we have many families and students who greatly benefited; however, due to the unavailability of free lunch, families will once again be eligible to apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals. 

If your family qualified for Free or Reduced Meals during the 2019-2020 school year, your current students will have the same benefits at the start of this school year. In order to maintain the same benefits, families will need to fill out a new Free and Reduced Meal Application (see below) by September 30 without being charged full price for meals following that date. If you qualify through DIRECT CERTIFICATION, you will receive a letter before the start of school and you WILL NOT need to fill out an application.

FREE / REDUCED LUNCH COSTS

Eligibility criteria have changed and more families may now qualify for free or reduced-priced meals.

We encourage all families to fill out an application. Only one application per household is needed.

For faster processing please complete the on-line application below.

Free or Reduced Lunch Application (Online Version) 2023-2024

If you prefer to fill out a paper application please print out the form linked below and return it to your child's school

Free or Reduced Lunch Application (Printable Version) 2023-2024

Instructions for filling out the application are linked below.

Electronic Free or Reduced Meal Application Instructions

LUNCH PAYMENT

We use a point-of-sale system called Quik-Lunch to record each child's lunch payments.

Each student enters their PIN number (assigned when they enroll) into a keypad each day.

Students may make deposits to their account at any time. Payments may be made by cash, check or money order or on-line through Payforit.net.

Please make checks payable to Lakewood Food Service. 

Payforit.net

UPDATED PAYFORIT PASSWORD INSTRUCTIONS

Your new password must be between 8 and 128 characters and not contain more than two (2) identical characters in a row. In addition, it must meet at least three of the four rules:

  • Previous passwords cannot be reused
  • 1 uppercase letter (A-Z)
  • 1 lowercase letter (a-z)
  • 1 digit (0-9)
  • 1 special character

NUTRITION, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS RESOURCES