Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Please note that the My Payments Plus system will not be activated until approximately August 6, 2020.

If you don’t have an account yet

If you do not currently have a My Payments Plus account, take a moment and create a free account at Obtaining a free parent account will give you 24/7 access to information such as the balance in your student’s school meal account and record of what they have purchased in the cafeteria.

Place money on your “MYPaymentsPlus” account

Go online or call 1-866-711-7341. For a $2 fee, through MyPaymentsPlus, you are able to deposit funds directly into your student’s cafeteria account. Deposits can take place both on the MyPaymentsPlus website and via the mobile app. You may also add money to your student’s account on the phone by calling 866-711-7341.

If you prefer auto-payments, you have that ability as well. The system will even allow you to set the parameters for when you would like an auto-payment to take place.

Parent help line

The MyPaymentsPlus Support Team can be reached Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EST at (877) 237-0946 or via email at: [email protected] if you require assistance.

We also accept checks for meal payments

Pickerington Schools also accepts checks for payment of meals. Make checks payable to Pickerington Food Service Department. Please include child’s name and ID# on the check.

For more information, visit the Food Services web pages.

If you have submitted a Free and Reduced Applications you can check the status by calling  866-970-1054.

What Happens When the Account Has a Negative Balance?

Negative balance notices are sent home with elementary and middle school children weekly. Balances may also be checked at any time at or by calling the Food Service Office at 614.833.3645. You will need your student’s pin number to check balances.

In addition to paying for student meals through MyPayments Plus, Pickerington Schools also accepts checks and cash for payment of meals. Make checks payable to Pickerington Food Service Department. Please include child’s name and ID# on the check.

While high school, junior high and middle school students are not permitted to charge, children in grades 1 thru 4 may charge up to $8.25 which is equal to 3 lunches. No extra items may be charged and no breakfast may be charged. Parents are strongly encouraged to pay off negative balances as they appear on their child's account.

Helpful Tips for My Payments Plus Student Meal Account

Setting up low-balance email notifications and auto payments online

Step one: Log-in to your account at:

Step two: Each of the customized settings have a button pertaining to that setting. Those buttons are “Low Balance Notifications,” “Auto Pay,” “Online Payment History,” and “Purchase History.”

Step three: By clicking either the “Low-Balance Notifications” button or the “Auto-Pay button,” you will then enter the dollar amount that you want to outline as the “lowest amount” your student’s account will hit before a low-balance e-mail notification or auto-payment is processed.

Step four: If your school offers both “Meal” and “General” accounts for their cafeteria deposits, be sure to click the box for the desired account in which you are referring to. (As a reminder, Meal accounts allow for one plated meal per lunch/breakfast, whereas the General account enables the student to eat multiple meals and a la carte options.)

Step five: Be sure to click “Save Changes” when you are finished.

Online Payments

Online Payments: MyPayments_Plus

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.