Food Service

Welcome to Glenwood Community Schools

2018-2019 Food Services Program

Glenwood Community School District provides a computerized system that allows participants to deposit money into a Food Service account from which they may draw to purchase lunch, breakfast, and ala carte items using a Personal Identification Number (PIN).  The Food Service Program will issue each student and school staff a PIN number to use when purchasing meals or other food items. Students are assigned a PIN when they start school and will keep the same PIN through graduation, unless there is a reason to change the number. Please deposit money into your student’s account at registration, the first day of school and when the account is low. You may also deposit money on the website. Money left in accounts at the end of the year will stay in your student’s account unless we receive a written request for a refund from the parent or guardian.

Food Service must collect money for accounts in the early part of the school day. Due to time constraints during the lunch service time, we cannot accept money for deposit in the lunch line.  Meals must be paid for in advance; therefore, money needs to be put into the account before purchasing can begin.

Reminder notes will be printed at Northeast Elementary and West Elementary schools.  Please contact your student’s teacher if you do not receive the reminder notes.  Reminders start when an account reaches $10.00 or less. Middle School and High School students are told in the line when the balance gets low. We do not send reminders home at this age level.

PLEASE READ THE 701.3 MEAL CHARGES POLICY INCLUDED IN THIS PACKET! This includes information on the State and Federal law, Payment of meals, Payment methods and Negative account balance procedures.

We now offer so parents can monitor their child’s meal account balance and transactions online and set up a payment reminder email for FREE.  Also, parents may make pre-payments into their child’s account anytime using Visa or MasterCard (credit or debit). The convenience fee of $3.00 is charged by the school district. The fee is designed to cover or offset the normal costs of processing credit card transactions and other costs associated with maintaining a credit card merchant account. If you wish to use this service, you may sign up at

The Food Service Clerk at your child’s school or can provide you with a printout of your student’s account.  It will show when money was deposited, when money was deducted, and what was purchased from the account.  Parents need to notify the clerk if they would like to “block” a student from receiving breakfast or ala carte items, or put spending limits on their account.  If you have additional questions about your food service account, contact the clerk between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or call the food service office at 712-527-5029.

An Iowa Eligibility Application (Free and Reduced) form must be filled out (renewed) each school year.  You can fill out an application online at or pick one up a printed copy at any building office. There is also one in this meal packet. Students approved for FREE meals may eat both breakfast and lunch at no cost.  Students approved for REDUCED priced meals may purchase breakfast at a cost of $.30 and lunch at a cost of $.40 daily. Free, reduced, and full paying students may purchase milk for $.40 to go with a sack lunch, but this is not part of the Free and Reduced meals program.  There must be money in the account to purchase milk for a sack lunch.  We ask that parents not send bottled/canned soda with sack lunches.

We encourage family members to come share lunch with the students.  We request that guests coming to eat with their student notify the kitchen before 9:00 a.m.  Parents may deduct the cost of their meal from their student’s account or bring correct change to pay in cash.  We request that guests do not bring “outside restaurant” food to the cafeteria.

All Food Service forms are located on the Glenwood Schools Website under the Support Services tab and then Food Service section.

Meal prices are as follows for the 2018-19 school year:


Daily - $1.80

Weekly (5 days) - $9.00

Monthly (20 day) - $36.00

Reduced Daily - $.30

Reduced Weekly (5 days) - $1.50

Monthly Reduced (20 Days)- $6.00

Adult Breakfast Daily - $2.20

PK - 5th Grade

Daily - $2.70

Weekly (5 days) - $13.50

Monthly (20 days) - $54.00

Reduced Daily - $0.40

Reduced Weekly (5 days) - $2.00

uced Monthly(20 days) - $8.00

Adult Daily - $3.65

Extra Milk - $.40

Lunch 6th - 12th Grade

Daily - $2.80

Weekly (5 days) - $14.00

Monthly (20 days) - $56.00

Reduced Daily - $0.40

Reduced Weekly (5 days) - $2.00

Reduced Monthly (20 days)- $8.00

Adult Daily - $3.65

Extra Milk - $0.40

If you have any questions regarding the Food Services Department or your child’s account, you may contact the Food Services office at 712-527-5029.