Food Services

Meal Times

  • Lunch is available at each school when school is in session for a full day and on early release days.
  • Breakfast is available at the high school, middle school, Conway, Fifth Grade Center, Old Bonhomme, Reed, and Spoede Elementary Schools.  Typically breakfast is served 20 -30 minutes before school begins.

Note: Lunch menus and prices can be found on the individual school websites.

Providing Food for Your Child’s Class:

Due to allergy restrictions, state law, and Board of Education Policy ADF, there are significant restrictions on the foods and beverages that can be provided or sold to students (including celebrations, classroom parties and rewards) on district campuses during school hours. (School hours are defined as being between midnight the night before a school day until a half hour after school ends.)

These restrictions apply to all food and beverages supplied by individuals and organizations. The only exceptions are: food or beverages brought from home by students for consumption solely by the student; food or beverages created or used as part of the district’s instructional programs.

Here are the district’s Healthy Snack Guidelines which provide information about the USDA nutritional standards for food that can be served in schools during the school day, as well as a list of approved snacks.

In addition to these standards, additional restrictions are in place to address food allergy restrictions for individual classrooms and/or school buildings. Parents should look to their child’s principal and classroom teachers for additional guidance on what foods are appropriate for sharing with their child’s classmates.

Meal Balances

There are two ways to put money into your child’s account:

    1. Cash and check deposits can be made at the school as follows:
      Elementary Schools and Fifth Grade Center – school office only
      Middle School – school office only
      High School – cafeteria office only
    2. Pay online using Parents/guardians can make payments to their child’s meal account, check balances, review transaction history and receive low-balance alerts easily and securely online. To register, go to Click “Sign Up Today” on the homepage. Once registered, parents/guardians can add multiple students regardless of how many Ladue School District schools they attend. Full instructions and service descriptions, as well as the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, are available on the website.

Due to the CARES Act and COVID Relief fund,  mySchoolBucks transaction fees will be covered by the district for this school year.

You can also install the mySchoolBucks app to pay for meals, however, please note: NO School Store/Activity fees can be paid through the app (at this time). You must access the website in order to pay School Store/Activity fees.

While no child will be allowed to go hungry, the district urges families not to abuse this privilege and to keep their accounts up to date. Unpaid balances will transfer from one school to the next.

Free and Reduced Lunch

Families that would like to apply for the federal government’s Free and Reduced Lunch program can do so by:

      1. Filling out and turning in the 2021-22 paper application w/instructions; or
      2. Applying for the Free and Reduced Lunch program online. Parents must have an active Infinite Campus Parent Portal account to access the meal benefit online application. Instructions can be found here.

The complete 2021-22 Free and Reduced Lunch Packet can be found here.

Translated applications for Free and Reduced for 50 languages are available at

All inquiries are kept confidential. The district is governed by the USDA, as well as school food service laws.

Family Assistance Fund

The Ladue School District maintains a Family Assistance Fund to help families experiencing short-term and/or unexpected financial issues that impact the ability of their students to be successful in school. These funds are managed discreetly by the district‘s Student Services Department. Donations are routed through the Ladue Education Foundation, making them tax-deductible for those who generously choose to contribute.

Donate to the Family Assistance Fund through the Ladue Education Foundation.

Meal Refund Request Form

Please print and complete the refund request form for graduating students or students withdrawing from Ladue School District.

Meal Charge Policy and Procedures

The district’s Food Service Management policy (EF) and Food Service Management Administrative Procedures (EF-AP1) provide details regarding the district’s specific rules and practices regarding meal charges and communications regarding meal account balances.