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.

Online Payments

Online Payments: SendMoneyToSchool

The Southwest Allen County Schools Food & Nutrition Department is proud to welcome Meal Magic as the recent upgrade to our software program. One feature that Meal Magic allows is greater accessibility to your child’s lunch account. You can now go online and make deposits, check balances and see account history.


Online deposits can be credited to your students account in as little as 20 minutes. There is a small fee for online deposits. We will accept Discover, MasterCard & Visa credit, e-funds and debit cards. We will still gladly accept deposits at the registers in cash and check form. Parents can take advantage of the convenience of online account access at:


You will need your students ID number to enroll. Should you need to obtain this information, please contact the student’s school. There is no fee to access account balances and/or history. You can even transfer funds deposited amongst your students.


Another feature Meal Magic allows is family deposits. You may send in one check for multiple students regardless what school they attend. As before, any balances remaining at the end of a school year will transfer with the student.


Applications for Free & Reduced meals for school year 2016-2017 will be taken after July 1, 2016 at:


If you need information in Spanish, please click the following links:

2017 Spanish Parent Letter and Instructions

2017 Spanish Free and Reduced Application


The USDA and the State of Indiana are equal opportunity providers and employers.

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.