Pre-Payment Options


Unpaid Meal Policy

At LPS Nutrition Services we are committed to providing high quality, healthy meals to our students. We feel it is important to ensure we feed all kids, every day, in an equitable manner. As such, we do our best to ensure parents are notified when their students' lunch accounts contain a negative balance. Students at all grade levels are allowed to charge meals. Nutrition Services and school staff make every effort to contact parents and inform them when their students' are charging meals. Per Federal Regulations, nutrition service departments cannot take on bad debt.  Therefore, bad debt must be covered by other sources such as the district general fund or donations. Please see the document below for details.

LPS Procedure for Meal Charges

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the option to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and give students more time to eat, relax and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of knowing your student will always have money for lunch. You can pay with a credit card online or at the school with cash or check.


Additionally, staff interested in creating a prepaid account can request one here

Online Payment Option

Check your students' lunch account balances, add money to their accounts, see what they've been purchasing, apply for free/reduced meals, and get low balance notifications using SchoolCafe. Online payments are a simple, safe, and secure way to make payments to your students' accounts 24 hours a day at your convenience. Click on the logo below to go to the website or download the app and keep track of your students' lunch accounts on the go!


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Other Payment Options

You can bring cash or check to your student's school or send it to school with your student. Make checks payable to your school cafeteria. Please place money in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, ID number, teacher's name, the amount enclosed and the check number. Turn in prepaid deposits to the kitchen manager, cafeteria cashier(s) or school office. 

Download and Print a Pre-Formatted #10 Envelope for Payments

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Donations, Funds Transfers, Refunds

Is you child graduating or leaving the district with money left on their lunch account? We can accept that money as a donation, transfer it to a sibling's lunch account, or refund it to you. Please complete the Nutrition Services Request for Refund form below and return it to Nutrition Services at the email address or physical address below. Refunds through electronic funds transfer may take up to 30 days and are available for any amount over $5.00. Cash refunds in person are only available for amounts under $25.00. Please email to set up an appointment prior to coming in for a cash refund in order to ensure the correct staff members are here to process your refund and bring your completed request for refund form with you. Please email us with any questions!

Nutrition Services Request for Refund

Email: nutrition[at][dot]us
Address: 5776  South Crocker St., Littleton, CO 80120


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