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: School_Cafe


San Gabriel Unified School District Food Services is proud to offer SchoolCafé,

a safe and secure way for parents to:

  • Apply for free and reduced meals online.
  • Make online payments to their children’s cafeteria accounts.*


*There is a 5% bank convenience fee for each transaction. By making a deposit that results in a positive balance of $50, you will receive a free meal to offset the processing fee.

**Payments may also be mailed to the district office or made in person at the school site or District Office. A transaction fee will not apply for these payments.



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.