Welcome to the cafeterias of Lawrence Township.
The food service staff is committed to providing a variety of nutritious, attractively prepared foods at affordable prices in a safe and sanitary environment to all our students and staff. We believe that student nutrition is an important part of the educational process and that hungry children cannot learn.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) 2023-2024
The MSD of Lawrence Township is implementing Community Eligibility Provision for the 2023-2024 school year. CEP means that all students enrolled in the MSD of Lawrence Township (Preschool through Grade 12) are eligible to receive healthy breakfasts and lunches daily at no charge to families. While all students will be eligible for no-cost meals, all families are highly encouraged to complete the Curriculum Materials & Supplies household application, either online or using a paper form. If a paper application is used, please return the completed application to the school.
This application may qualify some families for other educational benefits, including materials assistance, test/exam fee reduction or waiver, and eligibility for other discounts or program opportunities. It also allows our district to remain CEP eligible.
Follow the links below to access the online application.
online Curriculum Materials & Supplies Application
- What does this mean for you and your children attending a participating school?
- Why should we fill out an application?
- Who may receive curricular assistance and other educational benefits?
- My child’s application was approved last year. Do I need to fill out a new one?
- Can homeless, runaway, or migrant children get other educational benefits?
- Who do I include as members of my household?
- What if my income is not always the same?
- If my children do not qualify now, may I reapply later?
- May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?
Families with children under 5 are eligible to meal benefits from other sources.
Please click here to find out more.
While the district utilized the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), the food service department uses a computerized meal payment program. Elementary students are issued a personal meal account with a corresponding keypad number and high school students use their student identification card. Staff is encouraged to have a meal account which can be established with the food service manager in each school. Students or staff may make prepayment for meals by the week, month, or longer through the food service manager in each school. For students, this account can be used to purchase a la carte items outside of the standard meal.
Prepayment can also be made online through our parent account management system - PayPams (see below). Payment for meals is accepted by check or cash. Prepayment is encouraged as this expedites the service to the student through the serving line, allowing more time to eat, and reduces the need for daily cash handling.
The PayPams system allows parents to:
make payments to their student's food service account
view an account history of what their student has purchased
set up automatic payments
receive email when their student's account balance is low
After accessing the website, parents will need to registrar on the home page and then create their username and password along with their contact information. Benefits include being able to pay from home or work any time of day or night with the money going directly into the child's account. Major credit and debit cards that are accepted include Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card. Information is confidential within the system and individual account balances will always be readily available to parents.
Lawrence Township is pleased to be able to offer this service to parents to provide convenience in keeping track of their child's food service account.
USDA Non-Discrimination Policy
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Food Services Links
Lawrence Education and Community Center
6501 Sunnyside Road
Indianapolis, IN 46236
Office of Food Services
Bear Chef de Cuisine - Chef Sam Brown
(Contact Sam Brown)
Administrative Assistant - Magaly Morales (Bilingual)
(Contact Magaly Morales)
Administrative Assistant/Procurement Specialist - Nancy Siehl
(Contact Nancy Siehl)
Courier - Bill Abston
(Contact Bill Abston)