Meal Price & Online Payments


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Meal Prices for 2022-2023

Breakfast is FREE to all students 

Lunch Prices
Reduced-Price Lunch $0.40
Elementary/Middle Schools $2.50    
Intermediate Schools     $2.75
High Schools     $3.00

Effective March 1st, 2023, we will be improving and updating our school meal payment and application systems and using SchoolCafe. School meal payments and school meal applications will now both be accessible on SchoolCafe.

Get Started Today:

  1. Go to or download the mobile app
  2. Create your free account and add your student(s) using their school name/student ID
  3. Add funds, view purchases, and more! Step-by-step guides and videos are linked above.

Meals may be purchased with cash or by using the online payment system, - please scroll down for meal payment policies and further info.

Payment of Meals

Students may prepay for meals (breakfast and lunch) on a weekly, biweekly, monthly, or on a semester basis. It is encouraged that students on a paid status or students who qualify for reduced price meals prepay; although, students may also pay on a daily basis in the serving line.  Prepayments are normally taken on Monday. The policy regarding the day when prepayments are made is a school’s decision. Payments may also be made online at  The Pasadena Independent School District Nutrition Services will not accept personal checks.

Specially marked food service envelopes are available for use by parents when sending money to the school.  The envelope should be marked with the student’s name, grade level, and the amount enclosed. Parents are strongly encouraged to continually monitor their child’s meal account balance. When a student’s meal account is depleted, the District will notify the parents via phone message and notices sent home with students. The student will be given a grace period of two days where lunches may be charged. If parents do not send payments for their outstanding account balance by the end of the grace period students will be offered a courtesy meal and campus administration will then follow up with parents. A la Carte items may not be charged.  

If you have any questions about these services, please feel free to contact the Child Nutrition Services Department at 713-740-0146.