School Lunch Program
Welcome to the Lunenburg Public Schools Food Service Program
To provide delicious and nutritious meals to nourish education and advance good nutrition for all children
Healthy appealing meals are available to all children, Healthy Lifestyles, Camaraderie, Community and fun!
Who Are We
Our team of food and nutrition professionals support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition practices. We are dedicated to students' health, well-being.
Our meals, foods and beverages sold/served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. Our program offers fresh fruit and vegetables with all of our meals providing access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
Eating lunch is important because it provides nourishment to the body and brain and also reduces stress. Lunch provides a break from the activities of the day and gives energy for the afternoon. If your child does not consume foods offered at school, see Back to School Fuel for inspiration on preparing healthy lunches and snack ideas also check out choose my plate.
Lunch Cost and Options (2018-2019):
Lunch prices and options differ at certain grade levels. All of our school Cafeterias follow the Offer Vs Serve menu style. 5 components are offered daily as the main meal: meat/meat alternate, vegetable, grain, fruit and milk. Although we encourage students to take all of the components the need only take 3 with 1 being a fruit or vegetable to make it a reimbursable meal. They can choose what they like and feel they will eat and be charged accordingly as well.
The Price for Lunch is $2.75 we offer the main/hot Lunch or Fun lunch. The fun lunch option will change from week to week.
At the Primary school we like to keep the lunch line cash free. Payment should be in an envelope with the student first and last name, Payment should be given to teacher or put in designated spot in student classroom (this step will be a little different in at each grade level) so it can be brought down to the cafeteria in the morning with the lunch count. Please note all checks should be made payable to the Town of Lunenburg and change will not be sent home with student unless requested (if you send $3.00 the $.25 will be left in the students account all account funds will be available for use as long as students are enrolled in Lunenburg Public Schools).
Turkey Hill Elementary School
The Price for Lunch is $2.75 we offer the main/hot Lunch or Fun lunch. The fun lunch option will change from week to week. Students are allowed to purchase a second lunch and A La Carte (Items available for A La Carte purchase are only food items that are on the menu) food items at this level.
At Turkey Hill we like to keep the lunch line cash free as well. The payment should be in an envelope with the student first and last name. Payment is placed in the lock box next to the front office; the Cafeteria staff will retrieve payments placed in the lock box daily. Please note all checks should be made payable to the Town of Lunenburg and change will not be sent home with student unless requested (if you send $3.00 in cash the $.25 will be left in the students account, all account funds will be available for use as long as students are enrolled in Lunenburg Public Schools).
Lunenburg Middle High School
The Price for Lunch is $3.00, we offer the main/hot Lunch daily the students have many options at this level with Lunch salads and grab and go lunches as well as a large A La Carte menu we do encourage students to take fruit and vegetables when selecting the A La Carte items to create a full meal.
As you can imagine cash free is not ideal in this setting with such a large group and so many choices. There is a lock box located in the front office payment left in the box should be in an envelope with the students name and ID# on it payments put in this box will be retrieved daily. Please note all checks should be made payable to the Town of Lunenburg use the memo line to specify who the payment is for.
School Lunch Payment Options:
- Send in a check made out to Town of Lunenburg with school lunch program, student name and ID number identified in the memo section (no transaction fee).
- Pay online using the new Revtrak online payment system
- a $3 transaction fee is added to each online payment
- paying larger amounts (entire month for example) will minimize the transaction fee
- families may also pay for multiple students in the system with one transaction (see Web Store instructions)
Checking and Transferring Lunch Balances:
- Parents and students may check lunch balances via the Revtrak Online System using the student's last name and ID number. Follow the links to the amount page and click check balance
- If a balance needs to be transferred to another student in the family, please contact the Food Services Director
Revtrak - Online Payment Instructions:
Free & Reduced Lunch Information:
- Free/Reduced Lunch Packet 2018/2019 (coming soon)
- Program information from the Mass Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
NEW Insufficient Funds/Negative Balance Policy (Adopted May 2017)
Food service Director
(978) 582-4100 X307
Primary School - Elin Forgues
Turkey Hill Elementary School - TBD
Lunenburg Middle High School - Patti Pichnarcik