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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.

 

Summer Servings 2024

On site meal service for community members ages 18 and under will begin on Monday, June 3 and will run at various sites through July 19. Students participating in JumpStart and Summer Care will be provided breakfast and lunch at no cost every day they are on site. There will be no service on June 19 and July 4. Access the flyers below for information on times and locations. Breakfast service is also available to community members under the age of 18. Please inquire at your site of choice. 

summer servings 2024 flyer - english

summer servings 2024 flyer - spanish


Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) 

The MSD of Lawrence Township is participant in the Community Eligibility Provision. 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 

Click here to download/print the Curriculum Materials & Supplies Application - English
Click here to download/print the Curriculum Materials & Supplies Application - Spanish

 

FAQs Regarding CEP implementation

WIC Benefits

Families with children under 5 are eligible to meal benefits from other sources.
Please click here to find out more.

SUN Bucks

Summer 2024 will be the first year for Indiana SUN Bucks, a new benefits program that provides families $120 for each eligible school-aged child to buy groceries when school is out. Summer is a time when many children lose the free and reduced-price meals they get at school, and when households might need a little extra help putting meals on the table. Most eligible families will get these benefits automatically, but some parents will need to apply. This new program is available in addition to free meals that kids of all ages can get at summer meal sites in their communities.

Eligibility:

  • Families already receiving SNAP, TANF, or income-based Medicaid
  • Foster children (ward of the state), homeless, or migrant
  • Students who meet the income criteria for free/reduced cost meals (not CEP)
     

click here for program information from the indidna department of education

 

Payment

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.

Manage PayPams Account

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.

Click here to download the form to request a refund or to transfer cafeteria funds.

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:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. Email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

click here to download spanish information - politica de no discriminacion del usa

Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Triennial Assessment

click here to view the 2024 idoe assessement

Civil Rights Complaint Procedure Template for Child Nutrition Programs


Click here to view the template

Click here to view the template in spanish

Food Services Links

Menus and Nutrition Info

School Lunch Payments

curriculum materials & supplies application

Contact Information

Lawrence Education and Community Center
6501 Sunnyside Road
Indianapolis, IN 46236

Office of Food Services
(317) 423-8280

Director of Child Nutrition - Mrs. Rolonda Brown 
(317) 423-8280
(Contact Rolonda Brown)

Assistant Director of Child Nutrition - Ms. Chanel Moore
(317) 423-8285
(Contact Chanel Moore)

Bear Chef de Cuisine - Chef Sam Brown
(317) 423-8280
(Contact Sam Brown)

Wildcat Chef de Cuisine - Chef Tim Siehl
(317) 423-8280
(Contact Tim Siehl)

Office Manager - Valerie Clements
(317) 423-8283
(Contact Valerie Clements)

Administrative Assistant - Magaly Morales (Bilingual)
(317) 423-8282
(Contact Magaly Morales)

Administrative Assistant/Procurement Specialist - Nancy Siehl 
(Contact Nancy Siehl)
(317) 423-8281

Courier - Bill Abston
(Contact Bill Abston)
(317) 423-8280