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How the Program Works

Franklin County Schools participates in the Offer vs. Serve Program for grades K thru 12. This is a USDA program which allows students to choose what they would like to eat.

***Any student qualifying for meal benefits must follow the guidelines for a reimbursable meal or could be charged if they are not willing to select the needed components

MEAL PRICING 2018-2019
Elementary Breakfast - $0
Elementary Lunch - $2.25

Reimbursable Lunch

Students MUST choose 1/2 cup Fruit or Vegetable and a minimum of two full components to count as a reimbursable lunch. 

     Lunch Meal Components:

  • Meat/Meat alternative
  • Grains/Bread
  • Vegetable
  • Fruit
  • Milk

Reimbursable Breakfast

Students MUST choose 1/2 cup Fruit or Juice and a minimum of 2 additional items to count as a reimbursable breakfast.

     Breakfast Meal Components:

  • Grains/Bread
  • Milk
  • Fruit/Vegetable 

Student Account

When enrolled, each student is given an account with a Personal Identification Number or PIN number. 

To access their lunch account, the students will be asked by the cashier to type in their PIN number. They will do this on a device located on the cashier stand. 

If parents would like limitations put onto their child’s account i.e. “ice cream only on Fridays”, all they need to do is contact the school’s cafeteria manager or the School Nutrition Office.

Depositing Monies into an Account

You can do this a few different ways. You can send in check or cash with your child though we do not encourage sending cash with your child. You can stop by and visit the cafeteria to make your deposit or you can make a deposit via our on-line system. If you send a check, please make sure your child’s name and PIN number is on the check.


If an elementary student does not have sufficient monies to pay for a meal, the child may charge up to five(5) days of meals. The cafeteria manager/school administrator will notify families with the amount owed. If the charges exceed the five(5) day limit, additional charges will be at the principal's discretion. Charges are only allowed at the middle schools and high schools at the principal's discretion. Students will not be allowed to charge a la carte items.

We encourage all parents to take an active role in monitoring their child’s lunch account. Please make sure that you have sufficient funds in your child’s account to cover all purchases.

Negative balance alerts will be done by a phone call or email to the parents every week, when possible. Please make sure that you keep your personal contact information updated with the school. 

We encourage all parents to monitor their child’s account on a weekly basis. You can do this through several methods. 

1. Using the on-line system, 
2. Contact your school’s cafeteria manager.
3. Contact our Food Service Office.