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Meal Prices

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San Diego Unified School District's Food Services Department serves nutritious, appetizing and affordable meals to students. Elementary school students may buy lunch for $2. Middle and high school students may buy lunch for $2.50. Breakfast may be purchased for $1 in all schools that offer breakfast. Extra milk may be purchased for 50 cents.

For breakfast and lunch / Para desayuno y almuerzo

Prices / Precios: Lunch / Almuerzo Breakfast / Desayuno
Elementary Student / Alumno de Primaria $2.00 $1.00
Secondary Student / Estudiante de Secundaria $2.50 $1.00
Free and Reduced Price / Gratis y Precio Reducido $0.00 $0.00
Second Student Meal / Segundo alimento escolar $3.50 $2.50
Adult (without beverage) / Adulto (sin bebida) $3.50 $2.50
Milk / Leche $0.50 $0.50

Refund and Transfer Form

Download and complete the Refund/Transfer form.  Fax or mail to San Diego Unified School District Food Services.

Meal Payment Options

Yes, you can prepay for meals. There are several options to prepay for meals.

  • Cash: If you send cash with your child please place it in a sealed envelope and write your child's complete name, grade, and classroom number on the envelope. Cash is deposited into your child’s account the same day it is received.

  • Personal Check: If you send a check with your child please place it in a sealed envelope and write your child's complete name, grade, and classroom number on the envelope. Checks are deposited into your child’s account the same day it is received.

Sample CheckCheck Cashing Policy

    • Make the check payable to your school cafeteria. Example: Morse Cafe Account

    • Use a check that is pre-printed with your mailing address.

    • Write your home and work phone numbers on the top left-hand corner of the check.

    • Write student’s full name and classroom in the corner or memo area of the check.

    • Write the check amount clearly.

  • Internet: San Diego Unified uses a service called PayPAMS, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service allows you to make payments to your child's cafeteria account using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card.

    This service has other features available that allows you to receive e-mail reminders when your child’s account is getting low, and allows you to set up an automated payment system. Deposits made on PayPAMS can take up to three (3) school days.

    Please note: Making a payment is optional; you can register and utilize the other features on PayPAMS.

    • To register for PayPAMS :

      • Go to PayPAMS and click on the "Register Now" button on the home page.

      • Select your state, then select your school district.

      • Create a username, a password and enter your contact information.

      • Add children to your account.

      • Make payment or set up automatic payments based on low balance.

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    • If you need assistance with this information please contact the Help Desk at (858) 627-7328.

How Much Should I Deposit? 

 

 Elementary Schools

Breakfast

or 

Lunch

 or

Breakfast and Lunch

$10

Buys:

10

 

5

 

3

$20


20

 

10

 

6

$30


30

 

15

 

10

$40


40

 

20

 

13

$50


50

 

25

 

16

 Secondary Schools

Breakfast

 or

Lunch

 or

Breakfast and Lunch

$10

Buys:

10

 

4

 

2

$20


20

 

8

 

5

$30


30

 

12

 

8

$40


40

 

16

 

11

$50


50

 

20

 

14

PIN Number

Each student is assigned a PIN number. To help your child use the keypad, use the practice keypad.

Free and Reduced Lunch

You may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch under a program from the state and federal governments. To find out if you are eligible, please complete an on-line meal application by clicking one of these options:  English or Español.