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Payments and Change Policy

Pay Online - SchoolCafe

While school meals are free, account funds can be used to purchase second meals and a la carte items, such as individual milks or fruit. 

Medford Public Schools Food Services has a new online payment system for school meals - SchoolCafe! Sign up for an account at, or download the app.

The SchoolCafe Family Hub allows parents to add money to their children’s account using a credit or debit card. Once an account is established, parents can fund their children’s accounts online via their secure website; check student balances; and transfer balances between children within the same account.

Payments may still be made via check (preferred) or cash submitted to cafeteria personnel in your child's individual school building. Please email with any questions or concerns.

Please note that previous account balances from MySchoolBucks have been transferred to SchoolCafe.

Pre-Payment Options

  • You can send in prepayment monies at any time. We recommend that parents send in checks rather than cash. All monies should be submitted only to cafeteria personnel.
  • Checks are to be made payable to Medford School Lunch Account.
  • When sending a prepayment, please include the student’s ID# on the face of the check. If you send in cash please indicate on the face of the envelope, the student’s ID#.

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office of School Lunch at 781-393-2241.

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