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How To Purchase Lunch in the Garden of Eatin'

St. Barnabas School is proud to provide your children with hot, nutritious lunches at reasonable prices. Our cafeteria participates in the National Food Lunch Program and must abide by its rules. Each lunch consists of five components: protein, grains, vegetable, fruit, and milk. By law, no other beverage may be substituted for milk. Juice and/or water may be purchased at an additional charge. Extra items may be purchased on an ala cart basis as well. Please see the back of the menu for details.

The St. Barnabas cafeteria utilizes a biometric computer system for purchasing lunch. Your children will receive a monthly menu the last Thursday of each month and it can also be found on the school website. Lunch orders will be taken in the classroom each morning. Any additional servings must be ordered at that time as well.

How to Pay for Lunch

The cafeteria computer system is linked to “” where you place money into your children’s accounts for lunch, ala cart items, milk, juice, and water. Payments can be made at “” or sent in through the school. Make checks payable to St. Barnabas Cafeteria. If you have more than one child at St. Barnabas, please send one check and indicate how much money you would like applied to each account. Please note that all balances, both positive and negative, carry forward from the previous year. Should your child need a lunch when their account balance is too low, they will be allowed to charge a lunch and a note will be sent home. Payment is expected the next school day. There is a limit of 2 charged lunches. No extra portions or additional beverages will be available for purchase if an account has a negative balance.

This system offers many great features that parents can take advantage of to keep track of your children’s lunch accounts. Please review the instructions on the back of this sheet on how to access this account. Each child has an ID number that is required for signup. You can pay online, view each child’s account, and signup for an email reminder to notify you when balances fall below the amount you set. We suggest about $6.00.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Your children may qualify for free or reduced price lunches in accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy. This program applies to the standard lunch only. Additional servings or beverages are at regular cost. To receive an application, go to the school website and download the documents. If you are unable to download the application, please call the food service director (330-467-9383) to request a copy. If you have taken advantage of this program in the past, please note that a NEW application MUST be completed each year. All returning applications must be received by September 16th to insure uninterrupted service. Important: If your financial situation changes during the school year, you may complete an application at any time. All requests will be kept in strict confidence.

How to Buy Beverages Only

The cafeteria stocks low fat and skim milk choices, Silk soy milk, Capri Sun 100% fruit juices, Switch sparkling juice beverage, and small and large waters. Milk, Capri Sun and water may be purchased with cash at the beverage cooler or charged to their account in the lunch line. Switch drinks are only sold at the beverage cooler with cash.

How to Buy Ice Cream/Snack Treats

The cafeteria sells ice cream treats daily based on the grade chart on the back of your lunch menu. Snack treats are available all days. All ala cart ice cream and snack items must be purchased on a cash only basis. All items comply with the USDA Smart Snacks Regulations. Please look on the school website for birthday treat package details for September through May. Please note the deadline for ordering end of school year treat packages.

Please remember we are a “nut-restricted” school!