Menus & Meal Payments

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Current Meal Service Breakfast & Lunch Menus are accessible through SchoolCafé app or by clicking the light blue SchoolCafé button below.

National School Lunch Program

Participation in the National School Lunch Program requires that all students have access to lunch. Lunches are scheduled at various times during the school day. In high schools with block scheduling, some students' schedules may not show a lunch block. However, access to the National School Lunch Program is provided during a limited time frame between or during blocks.

Online Payment of Student Meals

Virginia Beach City Public Schools offers parents the opportunity to make payments – via SchoolCafé– for their child’s meals (breakfast, lunch and a la carte items) using Visa, Mastercard or a debit card. A small per-transaction convenience fee of 5% will be charged for each payment. This online service allows parents of students to prepay money directly into their child’s account; monitor their child’s food purchases; set up low-balance email reminders; and schedule recurring payments.

* Please note that Online Payment of Student Meals is not necessary during the 2021-2022 school year, unless your student has a negative account balance you need to pay off, or your student is purchasing a la carte items. A la carte will not be sold to students with negative meal account balances.

In-person Payment of Student Meals During Face-to-Face Instruction

The Seamless Summer Option feeding model will continue through the 2021-2022 school year. Parents must use SchoolCafé to add funds to their children’s meal accounts for a la carte purchases.

All schools use a computerized point of service system, which allows students to have individual accounts for prepayment of a la carte items and snacks. Parents will be able to send in cash or checks prior to meal service once schools resume face-to-face instruction.

  • At the elementary level, parents should place cash or checks in a sealed envelope with the student full name clearly marked. Envelopes should be submitted to the classroom teacher. Teachers will ensure envelopes are given to the cafeteria manager on a timely basis.
  • At the secondary level, students should take envelopes directly to the cafeteria when they arrive to school and place them in the designated location.
  • Should you need to send cash or check while in virtual status, please contact your cafeteria manager for an alternative delivery process.

For additional information regarding the prepayment of meals/snacks, please either:

Parent Request for Transfer/Refund/Donation of Cafeteria Funds

Please note that a student's meal account funds are automatically carried over to the next school year except after completion of the 12th grade. If your child will not be attending a school within Virginia Beach City Public Schools District and has unused funds in their cafeteria account, please click on the link below. This printable form can be used to request your child's cafeteria account balance be transferred to a sibling, donated to the school lunch account, or refunded via check. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Office of Food Services at 757.263.1101.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.