The payment topics
Free or Reduced Price Meal Program
Paying for School Lunches
Prepay with a Credit
Lunch Credit Policy
- a fee of $1.95 will be charged
for each credit card transaction.
All Grade Levels:
Deposit $100.00 and receive
$10.00 bonus money on one account
( total value $110.00)!
Making a Deposit:
How can I limit how my child spends
Prepayments to your child’s account can only be made into
account cash. Account cash may be used to purchase meals or
a la carte items including separate containers of milk, ice
cream or snacks. If you would like to limit your child to
meals only, please check the box on the deposit slip (click
The Milford Schools
participate in the National School Lunch Program where
families who qualify can receive free meals or reduced price
meals (for lunch $.40, breakfast $.30 per day). Family
Applications are available in powerschool parent portal. Only
one application per family is required. Only one application per family is
required. Note that parents need to fill
out a new application every year.
Milford Schools use a computerized Point-of-Sale Program where
all students have an account ready to be used for the purchase
of lunches and snacks. Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade
are given bar coded cards with neck straps to access their
accounts at the serving line. All other grades are issued
Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) that each child
memorizes and enters at the serving line. Using PIN numbers
has worked out very well since the students don’t need to
bring lunch cards to the cafeteria. The serving lines move
much faster with the computerized point-of-sale allowing
students more time to eat!!
Three Ways to Pay for school
lunches using the computerized system. Prepay at school,
prepay using a credit card at
or pay cash. Also, families who qualify may apply for free or
reduced priced meals.
Pre-payments are welcome for all students beginning the first
day of school. All children may deposit money on their
accounts for lunches or a la carte items such as milk, ice
cream and other snacks. Use the deposit slip on the menu and send a check made out to Milford Food Services. All
prepayments are sent to the school kitchen for processing.
Deposits are available for lunch the same day.
Parents can pay for school lunches using a credit card and
check student account balances through the website
get started, all you need is your child’s name, grade and full
student id number (not pin number), and birth date. Visit
for more information.
Please note - a fee of
$1.95 will be charged for each credit card transaction.
is accepted on a daily basis.
Parents can keep track of how many lunches have been prepaid
in order to know when to send in more lunch money.
We make every effort to communicate with parents by sending
negative balance letters on a daily basis and low balance
letters once per week.
find out their child’s lunch account balance every day if their
child's account is prepaid using
Once an account is set up for each child at
lunch account balances are updated every morning.
Parents may also contact the kitchen manager to get their
child’s lunch account balance. The best way to reach the Kitchen
Manager is by email.
In addition, the kitchen manager can print a report that will
detail what the child has purchased over a period of time.
are the ways we communicate with parents to reduce the
number of students who do not have lunch money on their account.
Embarrassing situations are best avoided when the child’s
account maintains a positive balance.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits
discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants
for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin,
age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and,
where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or
parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an
individual's income is derived from any public assistance
program, or protected genetic information in employment or in
any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.
(Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of
discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
Complaint Form, found online at
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at
any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You
may also write a letter containing all of the information
requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or
letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue,
S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or
email at email@example.com.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech
disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint
please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)
877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint,
please see information above on how to contact us by mail
directly or by email. If you require alternative means of
communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large
print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at
(202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
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