Food Service

Food Service

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Updates for Back-to-School

We would like for parents to use EZ Pay to pay for student meals instead of sending money to minimize contact with cash. Parents can find EZPay on the school’s website under parent resources. 

 

If a parent has already applied for free or reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year, they need to apply again. (Our system wasn’t ready for the new year, so any new applications were lost). 

 

Please make sure parents reapply for the 2020-2021 school year if they were receiving benefits last year. Meal benefits expire on Friday, October 9, 2020.

 

We will have take-home meals available for students for days that they are working from home. More information to come soon.

Meal Prices

The food service department of Bloom-Carroll Local School District looks forward to working together to ensure our students will get great healthy meals. We are always working to offer our students healthier and tastier choices.  Student will have a choice of the Regular Menu Lunch, a Sack Lunch or their choice of a Chef's Salad.

School Meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too!  Our breakfast and lunch prices are as follows:
 
Breakfast: 
  • Reduced Price: .30
  • Students: Pre K-12 $1.25
  • Adults: $1.60

Breakfast includes choice of daily entree, fruit and juice, 1% low fat milk or non-fat chocolate milk.  All breakfast items are made with whole grains and meet the National School Lunch Program meal requirements.

Lunch 

  • Reduced Price: .40
  • Preschool Students: $1.50
  • Students K-8: $2.90 
  • Students 9-12: $3.00
  • Adults: $3.70

Lunch includes choice of hot entrees, fresh made Chef's Salad, fresh fruit and vegetable choices, 1% low fat milk or non-fat chocolate milk. 

Pre-Payment 

We strongly encourage parents to pre-pay for their child's meals on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Parent can add money to their child's account by cash or check in the school cafeteria, or online through EZPAY from the district's website. This is a no charge service and parents can receive low balance alerts, if desired.  Using EZPAY, parents can:

  • Check account balances
  • Set reminders to notify parents when the account is low on funds
  • Track spending by viewing your child's cafeteria purchases
  • Add money to student accounts
  • Pay other student fees 

If you would like to send money with your child, please let us know if you would like to receive change, otherwise, the entire amount will be placed on the student's account. 

If you have more than one child, you can send one check for all student's, just send a note to designate student names and how much you would like applied to each of your children's accounts.  

Guidlelines for Meal Charging

Families are expected to provide money for each student’s meal account on a regular and consistent basis. Our food service department understands that sometimes a student will forget or lose their money, so we do allow charges to a limit. Unpaid charges place a financial strain on the Food Service Department, so please understand that this is to be paid back right away. We will let your child know if they are running low on money in their account and remind them if they are out of money. Parents can also designate that their child may never charge or make certain purchases. To put any purchasing restrictions on a student’s account or if you are unsure of a charge, please contact us.

Lunch Charge Policy:

Grades K-12 will be permitted to charge a limit of three regular meals.

When a student has reached the charge limit, an alternate meal will be provided. An alternate meal will include a sandwich, fruit, and milk.

Students that have charged the limit will not be permitted to purchase a breakfast unless they have cash.

Students are not permitted to charge extras or a  la cart items at any time.

Students with charges will not be permitted to purchase extras until the charges have been paid. Any extra money given to the cashier will be used to pay outstanding charges.

Students should make every attempt to avoid charging by call a parent for lunch money. Any charges will be carried over to school fees. Failure to pay charges/fees may result in the withholding of diploma/transcript.

Lunch Charge Notification Procedures:

Students will be alerted about low balances daily by the cashier.

Charge notices will be emailed to the parent upon reaching a negative account balance. 

Parents will receive a mailed letter after the three-charge limit is reached.

Parents will receive a phone call from the Food Service Supervisor for collection after five charges (three regular and 2 alternative).

Any unpaid meal charges will be turned over to the Treasurer’s Department for collection. Unresolved lunch charges will remain on student’s fees and must be paid prior to participating in graduation ceremonies.

*Parents can add money to student accounts by cash or check in the school cafeteria or online by using the link to EZPAY from the school’s website. There is no charge to use this service. Parents can also set it up to receive low balance alerts even if they do not use it to add money to their child’s account. Go to the school’s website, www.bloomcarroll.org and select the EZPAY link. 

With this service, parents can:
  • Check account balance
  • Set reminders to notify parents when the account is low
  • Track spending by viewing student’s cafeteria purchases
  • Add money to student accounts
  • The service is free to use
  • Any remaining balance will transfer to the next school year 
*Families can also fill out an application for free and reduced meals online. Go to the schools website and click on the school meals online application under the Parent Resources heading. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Contact Information

Picture of Mrs. Marilyn Enyart, Food Services Director
Director of Food Service
614-834-6751
 
 All lunch menus can be found on the "Documents and Handbooks" section of our website.
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