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Food Service: General Information

ON-LINE Applications


2021-2022 ON-LINE Applications NOW AVAILABLE




The Salem School District is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online. The process is safe, secure, private, and available anytime, anywhere. Click icon to apply:




Use MySchoolBucks for online payments. 

Learn more about SSD payment options here.




Enroll online to create an account for your children, and fund it using MasterCard/VISA. It’s easy to do! All you need is their PIN/Barcode Number (supplied by the school) and their date of birth. (There is a transaction fee charged by the credit card company.)



Even if you choose not to pay online, you can still create an account to view your child’s account balance, recent purchases, and select to be notified when the balance is low.


Deposits made online by 9:00 AM will be in your child's account for lunch the same day.


If you have questions, please call at 800-479-3531.




Send in cash or checks in a Pre-payment Envelope. Envelopes will be sent home with your child, and are also available at cashier stands. Payments can be sent in any day for any amount.  Payments will be posted to your child’s account that same day if the envelope is turned in by 9:00 AM.


  • Elementary school students envelopes will be collected by the teacher in the morning.
  • Middle school students give their envelope to any cafeteria cashier.
  • High School students give their envelope to any cafeteria cashier.


Please make checks payable to: Salem School Food Service



Due to the federal regulations established for the School Meals Program, beginning June 1, 2011 through the end of the school year, student meal accounts will not go below zero dollars [$0.0].

All negative balances must be paid in full by the last day of school.

Please review your child's lunch account balance and make payment if necessary. All student balances carry over to the next school year.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

                     USDA Nondiscrimination 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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.