Meal Prices & Online Payment

  • Meal prices

    • Elementary Breakfast - $1.50
    • Middle/High School Breakfast - $1.75
    • Elementary Reduced Breakfast - Free
    • Middle/High School Reduced Breakfast - Free
    • Adult Breakfast (Grades K-12) - $2.25
    • Elementary Lunch - $3.00
    • Middle/High School Lunch - $3.25
    • Adult Lunch - $3.75
    • Reduced Lunch (Grades 4-12) - $0.40
    • Reduced Lunch (Grades K-3) - Free
    • Milk - $0.50

    School full meal requirements
    For a full meal, which is partially or fully reimbursed by state and federal governments, there are requirements as to what must be taken. Items offered must be meats, grains, fruit (juice included at breakfast), vegetables, and milk. For a breakfast full meal, all students are offered at least four items and must take at least three. For a lunch full meal, all students are offered at least five items and must take at least three.  For either meal, one item must be a serving (1/2 cup) of either fruit or vegetables. 

    A full meal will be charged at the current rate ($1.25 and $2.75 for elementary breakfast and lunch and $1.50 and $3.00 for middle and high school breakfast and lunch). Reduced price students pay nothing for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch at 4th-12th grades. K-3 reduced price students and qualified free students do not pay anything for any full meal. If a student does not take all of the required items for a full meal, the food will be charged at ala carte prices.   

    For more information contact Tom Laufmann

    Meal accounts
    A meal account is automatically set up for every Snohomish student. Parents/guardians can add funds to meal accounts by sending cash or a check to school with their child or by paying online through our TouchBase online payment portal. Parents/guardians may pre-pay for meals so that students do not need to carry money to school each day. All schools use an electronic point-of-sale system that keeps a running balance. This can be used for breakfast, lunch and a la carte purchases.

    Students will use their school ID card or a meal card to access their account. Students’ lunch status is confidential. The system for paying for lunch is designed to protect students’ confidentiality, so there is no difference between free, reduced or regular lunch payment. Elementary students are issued a lunch card. As students go through the lunch line, their card is scanned, and the meal price is deducted from their account. Secondary students enter their ID number into a keypad to have the meal price deducted from their account.

    Payment by check
    If paying at your student's school, checks should be made payable to Snohomish School District. Be sure to put your child’s name in the “note” section at the bottom of the check; student number is also very helpful. Checks payable to Snohomish School District can also be sent to Snohomish School District, Attn: Chartwells K12/Food Service Dept., 14308 Broadway Avenue SE, Snohomish, WA 98296

    Child graduate or no longer a district student?
    Any balances remaining your student’s food service account from the previous school year will move forward to the new school year. If your child has graduated, funds are automatically transferred to a younger sibling's account. If you child has graduated and there are no younger siblings, or if your child is no longer a district student, a refund of any remaining account balance can be requested by contacting Food Service at or 360-563-7357.