Prices, Lunch Account Prepayments, and Refunds

Meal Prices


  • Students, grades K-12—$1.75
  • Reduced-price breakfast for qualifying students – no charge
  • Adults—$2.75


  • Elementary School—$3.25
  • Middle school—$3.50
  • Secondary and high school—$3.50
  • Reduced-price lunch for qualifying students – no charge
  • Adults—$4.75

A La Carte

(All items meet USDA Smart Snack requirements)

  • ½ pint Milk – $.60
  • Breakfast Entrée  – $1.50
  • Lunch Entrée - $2.75
  • 6 oz. Juice - $1.00
  • 16 oz. Water - $1.00
  • ½ cup Fruit or Vegetable - $1.50
  • String Cheese - $1.00
  • 4 oz. Yogurt - $1.00
  • Soft Pretzel – $1.00
  • Cheez-It Crackers- $1.00
  • Cookie - $1.00
  • Frozen Juice Cup - $1.00

  • Baked Chips – variety - $1.00
  • Fruit Snacks - $1.00

Find out what's on the menu at your school today.

Only one breakfast and one lunch per student per day qualify at the subsidized price. The cost of any additional lunch is at the adult price or a la carte price, whichever is less.

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Learn more about the criteria and process to apply for free or reduced-priced breakfast and lunch.

Three Ways to Purchase Meals

  1. On Line Using My School Bucks
    This user-friendly service is free, convenient, private and secure. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at anytime.
  2. Check
    Make checks payable to “(School Name) Food Services”.  The check can be provided to the food service manager or mailed to: Food and Nutrition Services, 6840 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA 22151.  A local address and phone number are required to be printed or handwritten on the check.  The student name and PIN number are required on the check memo line.
  3. Cash
    Cash may be brought to the food service manager’s office for deposit on student’s account, or students may pay cash on a daily basis.

Transfer and Refund Requests

Allow 4-6 weeks for transfers and refunds to be completed due to required audit documentation processing.

Prior to requesting a transfer or refund request: My School Bucks users must log and deactivate "Automatic" settings as the payment method prior to requesting a transfer or refund.

Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts

Meal account transfers can be requested by e-mailing the following information to [email protected]:

Transfer FROM:Transfer TO:
  1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. School Name
  1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. School Name

Requesting a refund for my student's meal account

Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to [email protected]

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent/Guardian Name
  5. Check Payable To
  6. Mailing Street Address (City, State and Zip)
  7. Phone #

On June 30 of each year, balances for all graduating seniors will no longer report in MySchoolBucks. Food and Nutrition Services will have access to balance files and if parents have not requested a transfer or refund by this date, they may still do so up to one year (to June 30 of the following year) using the above methods.

Parents are required to log into My School Bucks and from the homepage dashboard and click “Remove Student." Click the box under “Remove?” for the graduating student’s name.