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: Lunch_Prepay

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Guilford County Schools accepts credit and debit card payments online through Lunch Prepay offers great convenience and the following benefits:

  • Quick and easy access to your student's meal account 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • The ability to pay for multiple students' accounts with one single payment.
  • The ability to look up your students' account balance, anytime, anyplace through the Internet.
  • The ability to see 90 calendar days of purchases and payments.
  • Automated notification, via e-mail, when your student's account balance falls below an amount you have set.
  • Peace of mind, knowing that the money is being used for good nutrition.

Payments made using Lunch PrePay will generally be posted within 24 hours. No online payments will be posted to a student’s food service account between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on school days while computers are being used to record meal activity. Payments made during this time will be posted to the accounts after 3 p.m.

A minimal transaction fee charged by the company providing the service will apply for this payment convenience.


For more information see “Help/FAQ” on

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.