School Nutrition Menus, Meal Prices and Forms

Craven County schools serves over 4,000 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals in Craven County prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – and encourage students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals. Remember breakfast is the most important meal of the day and provides energy and nutrients that increase concentration in the classroom!

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PayForIt Online Payment System

 Say goodbye to sending cash and checks to the school cafeteria as your only payment option for school meals. allows you to create a secure online account where you can add money to your child’s account at any time with your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card.  Electronic checks will not be accepted.   Parents can have peace of mind knowing that students will have money available for meals.  Parents can also review what their students are buying and the account balance. You must know your student’s PowerSchool number, the school name and grade level.  The PowerSchool number will be provided by your student’s school.  To utilize this new service please be aware that PayForIt has a processing fee for each transaction and credit to your child’s account will not appear immediately.  

PARENTS:  If you would like to add any notes to your child’s account regarding spending limits, items that can, or can not, be purchased, etc., please contact your child’s School Cafeteria manager. Seniors are encouraged to use all of their account funds prior to graduation. Any remaining funds will be transferred to a sibling within the school district or refunded.

Setting up an Account

How to Add Funds

Note:  PayForIt is an online service available for parent and guardian use to put electronic funds on student accounts.  This service is neither owned nor operated by Craven County Schools.

All transactions are between the customer and Data Business Systems/PayForIt.  Questions and concerns should be directed to the “contact” link on the PayForIt website.

Parents and guardians may still deposit cash or checks with their cafeteria staff.


School Lunch Meal Prices did not change for the 2016-17 school year.  A Full Price Lunch for Elementary and Middle School Students are $2.10 and High School Students are $2.25. Reduce Lunch will stay at $.40.   Breakfast price for the Full Price Student has changed.   $1.25 per Full Price Breakfast and Reduce Breakfast will remain Free until qualified students are notified otherwise.  We appreciate your participation in the School Nutrition Program for your students Nutritional Needs. 

A LA Carte Prices 2016-2017

Craven County Schools Meal Plan Policy

Elementary school students (grades K-5) will be permitted to charge up to three (3) breakfasts and three (3) lunches.

Middle school students (grade 6-8) will be permitted to charge one (1) breakfast and one (1) lunch.

High school students will not be permitted to charge meals.

Adults (including visitors and staff members) will not be permitted to charge meals.  Individual food items such as ice cream, extra entrees, snack items, etc. cannot be charged at any time.  In addition, there will not be any meal charges allowed for any student during the last two (2) weeks of school.

Once a student has reached the charge limit ($10.05 for full pay elementary students.  $2.10 for reduced elementary students, $3.35 for full pay middle school students and $0.70 for reduced middle school students) and parent contact has been made, an alternative meal consisting of a fruit, roll and milk may be served to the student.

When appropriate, the meal originally selected by the student will be replaced with an alternative meal and staff members will be allowed to explain to the student the reason for the alternative meal.

School Nutrition Forms and Information

Parents: please note that the information below must be printed, completed and returned to the School Nutrition Office or to the Board of Education.


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