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Cedar Rapids Community School District students 18 and under are eligible for free breakfast and lunch under the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) through an extension approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) until June 30, 2022.
When the program ends, meals will be charged to student meal accounts according to their free, reduced, or full pay meal benefit. At that time, students who are enrolled in a community eligibility provision (CEP) school will continue to be provided meals at no charge.

Access meal accounts online

You can now create an account online to access your child’s meal account balance, account history, and make account deposits.

Your child’s six-digit student ID number will allow you to access this feature. If you are unsure of the number, please contact your school or the food and nutrition department at 319-558-2305 or
Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted for lunch deposit payments. A bank handling fee of $1.50 per transaction will be assessed when depositing funds. There is no fee to access the balance and account history. Please note that Cedar Rapids Community School District does not profit from this service.

Meal prices 2022-23 

Elementary school$2.15 $3.10
Middle school$2.25 $3.20
High school$2.25 $3.20
Reduced price$0.30 $0.40
Adult price$2.65 $4.15
Milk $0.60 $0.60

Donate, refund, or transfer school meal funds

To donate funds from your student’s meal account to help provide meals for students in need, complete the form below.

To request a refund from your student’s meal account, complete the form below.

To request a transfer from my student’s lunch account to any sibling, student, adult meal account, complete the form below.

How donated school meal funds are used

  • Donations help bridge the gap for students the day they reach the charge limit threshold
  • Your financial support allows us time to work closely with schools to assist families with completing meal applications or understanding options for payment

Meal charge procedure

Key contact

Jennifer Hook

Food and nutrition manager