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Meal Payments
Pay for Your Meals Online!

The school division offers students and parents flexibility when paying for meals: online payment and in-person payment. Both systems reduce the need for elementary students to carry money to the cafeteria each day or students may also pay cash for their meals.

Online Payment of Student Meals

Virginia Beach City Public Schools offers parents the opportunity to make payments – via SchoolCafe – 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 percent 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.

In-person payment of Student Meals

In addition to paying cash for meals, all schools use a computerized point of service system, which allow students to have individual accounts for prepayment of meals/snacks and payment at the time of service. Student accounts are used for full price meals, reduced price meals, free meals and a la carte purchases.

For additional information regarding the prepayment of meals/snacks pleaseuse one of the following resources:

  • Email the Office of Food Services at
  • Call the Office of Food Services 757.263.1101, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Call your school

Last Modified on Tuesday, January 31, 2017