School Nutrition Services

Indian River School District students may purchase breakfast or lunch in their school’s cafeteria, or choose their own combination of food at a la carte prices. No student will be allowed to leave the school to go home for lunch and no food may be taken from the cafeteria. Students who bring their meals must eat in the cafeteria.

School Nutrition ServicesWhen students enroll in any school in the State of Delaware, they are assigned a four- to six-digit state ID number. Our district will use this number as the student’s personal cafeteria keypad number. The numbers are confidential. If your child transfers to another school within our district, the number remains the same. At mealtime, students key in their keypad number on the keypad. When the student’s account is accessed, his/her picture appears on the cashier’s screen. The system will determine if there is enough money in the account to pay for the meal and the transaction will be processed.

The Indian River School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Children may be eligible for free meals or meals at a reduced price, depending upon their parents’ or guardians’ level of income. Information relevant to application procedures will be provided at the beginning of the school year. Families needing these materials should contact their school's principal or the Supervisor of Nutrition Services at (302) 436-1000.

Student Meal Prices 2017-2018

  • Elementary student platter: $1.00 
  • High School and middle school student platter: $1.10 
  • Reduced price lunch: $0.40 
  • Student breakfast platter: $0.60 
  • Reduced price breakfast: $0.30

Pre-payment for multiple meals is encouraged to reduce the need for frequent deposits and daily cash handling. Under this system, every $10 will purchase $11 worth of meals.