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Meal Information

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Click here to view the menus.
Due to the updated district calendar, January 2019 menus have been revised!

Free/Reduced Lunch Eligibility
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
Free/Reduced Lunch Eligibility (Spanish)
Free/Reduced Application (Spanish)
Free/Reduced Request for Information
Free/Reduced Request for Information (Spanish)


Click here to access your child's lunch account:

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The Carthage R-9 School District participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch program. Menus are derived from the new school meal requirements, composed from USDA's MYPLATE.


Meal Pricing: 
Type      Breakfast Lunch
K-6 $1.05 $1.90
7-12 $1.10 $2.00
Reduced $0.25 $0.40
Adult $1.40 $2.75
Adult Salad Bar   $3.00    
Sibling $1.10 $1.90
Milk $0.35 $0.35


All meal account balances should remain positive at all times. Meal envelopes are available at all school sites. If sending a check please write check payable to Carthage R-9 Food Service, and include your child’s name on the memo line.   On-line meal account deposit is available through School Cafe on the district website. To set up an account you will need your child’s school identification number (MOSIS number) which can be obtained from the school’s cashier.  There is a charge of $1.95 per transaction to transfer funds from the bank to the student's account.  There is no fee associated with viewing the student's meal account activity.  Deposits made by 10:30am will be credited in the child’s meal account that day. Deposits made with an e-check can take up to seven business days for transactions through PayPal. Questions concerning the School Cafe can be directed to email support at 1(855) 832-5226 Monday-Friday 7-7pm EST.

Negative Balances

If an account falls to a negative balance, a notice will be sent home with the student daily until the account becomes positive. An alternative meal will be provided to students at the elementary and middle schools until the account is positive. Alternative meals are not offered at the Junior and Senior High Schools.


Meal Options

  • Junior and Senior High School students are offered a number of meal options through three serving lines: Blue Tray, Build-A-Meal and A La Carte. Additionally, students have the option to select from a variety of vegetables and fruit offered at the salad bar daily.  
  • Students who participate in the free and reduced meal benefits can select from the Blue Tray, Build-A-Meal, Salad Bar and Grab n Go options, but they will need money in their meal account to purchase items from A La Carte at the Junior and Senior High Schools.
  • The Middle School offers a salad bar four days a week including a potato bar every Thursday.
  • Extra Milk:  Students must have money in their meal account to purchase extra milk or milk only at all school sites.