London ISD Food Services

  • Food Services supports the nutritional needs for academic success of our district students, staff and guests.

    Cafeteria Information 2018-19

    The cafeteria offers a hot breakfast and lunch each day, along with deli sandwich choices daily at lunchtime.  Children in grades 5-12 may also order from the Pirate Café menu, which includes healthy alacarte meals such as Asian chicken, egg rolls, and tacos. Grades 7-12 also have a 15 item salad bar to choose from.  Meals for grades PK-4 are pre-ordered in the classroom first thing each morning. The menu is available on our website, or you can contact the school office for a copy.  Please review the menu with your young child(ren), and help them choose their meal and/or snacks.  

    Our cafeterias offer extra entrée servings and a variety of snacks and beverages on the serving line each day, including fresh fruit, juices, water, yogurt, string cheese, nuts, granola bars, baked/reduced-fat chips, small cookies and small ice cream/frozen yogurt items. These items are not part of the free/reduced price meal program. All items offered comply with the new federal Smart Snacks regulations.  Please discuss with your child your agreement for their snack and extra item purchases, such as how many per day or week, etc. If you do not want to your child to purchase extra items or snacks, you may complete a form for us to flag the account at the cashier.

    There are limited microwaves in the cafeteria, so we strongly encourage your child to bring a cold lunch from home, or order lunch with us in the cafeteria. Only 3rd grade thru 12th grade may use the microwaves. If we have issues with burned food we will remove the microwave from the cafeteria. Ramen-noodle soups or any type soups are NOT ALLOWED at any time due to risk of burns and lengthy cook time. Also, please do not bring any other microwave foods that require more than 2 minutes cook time (for example, Easy Mac & Cheese). No popcorn or glass containers allowed!

    No outside food or drink is allowed in the cafeteria during mealtimesexcept what a parent brings or sends for their own child(ren).  All cafeteria visitors MUST check in at the front office and receive a visitor’s badge. 

    The new state and federal regulations regarding foods on campus dictate that individual campus wellness plans govern the rules for each school.  As those plans are finalized by each campus SHAC (School Health Advisory Council), you will receive additional information. If you are interested in serving on the School Health Advisory Council at your campus, please contact the school principal or the school nurse Lisa Alphin at (361)451-4903 ext. 1402. 

    Free/Reduced Applications

    Please check our website at www.londonisd.net  or contact the school secretary for a meal benefits application to see if you might qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. 

     

    Lunch Prices

    Lunch is $2.35 for grades PK-4, $2.40 for grades 5th-8th and $2.60 for 9th-12th.  Breakfast is $1.75 for Pre-K-12th.

    Meal Charge Policy

    All meals, snacks, and beverages must be prepaid. Account balances may not go below zero at any time. If an account goes below zero, alacarte items, extra snacks, and beverages will not be allowed to be purchased. Only Lunch 1, 2, or 3, and Breakfast 1, 2, or 3 will be served to a student with a negative balance. Automated phone calls will be made and statements will be mailed if a negative account is not paid in a timely manner. The Head Cashier, Child Nutrition Director, Principals, and Superintendent will call households to make payment arrangements. The Superintendent will decide if and when you need to start providing a sack lunch for your child. 

    Students will no longer be able to transfer money from one sibling to another, so parents are strongly encouraged to continually monitor each of their children’s meal accounts for adequate balances.

    Lunch Money Now

    You may log on to our online meal payment and tracking system, LUNCH MONEY NOW, from our website www.londonisd.net. There you can make payments online by debit, credit, or Paypal, and you can monitor your student’s meal, snack purchases and account balance. It takes approximately 30 minutes for your payment to post to your child’s account. The funds have to be posted in the account before purchases will be allowed, so please give yourself plenty of time. Please do not call the school secretaries to let them know you made a payment. The cashiers are busy checking out the students to receive this message. You can also set up email alerts to notify you of low account balances. This is a great tool for keeping money in your accounts, and we highly encourage you to set up that notification. 

    You can always pay by cash or check using the locked payment boxes in each of the offices and both cafeterias. Allow one to two business days for this payment to be applied to your child’s account. We do not accept payments of any kind on the serving line. They must be put in an envelope with students name and student ID and deposited to the locked payment boxes. If you do online banking at home, add London ISD to your payment list to make it easier for you.

    We hope your children enjoy their meals and their time in the cafeteria. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Roxanne Bright, Child Nutrition Director at rbright@londonisd.net or (361)855-0092 ext. 1375.