Snohomish School District and its partner, Chartwells, work hard to provide students and staff with good-tasting, nutritious meals. All district schools serve hot lunch and breakfast. Free and reduced meals are available to all students who qualify.
The Food Service department also provides catering for district events.
Food Service is a part of Business and Operations Services. If you have any questions about the free and reduced meal program, please call 360-563-7314. Any other questions may be directed to our Food Services office at 360-563-7357.
A lunch account is automatically set up for every Snohomish student when they enroll in the district. Parents can add funds to their child’s meal account by sending cash or a check to school with their child or by paying online.
Parents 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. Funds can be sent in any amount desired; they do not need to be evenly divisible by any meal price. If you want funds used for only a particular meal &/or do not want them used for a la carte purchases, simply indicate this on the check. We will let your child know when funds are running low.
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.
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.