Food Service

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The Lincoln Cafeterias strive to provide quality food at an affordable price. Students can choose from a standard hot lunch or items from the Ala Cart. Students at Lincoln Main (10th-12th grade) can also enjoy lunch off-campus. However, all RAILS Academy students (9th grade) will need to remain on the school’s campus during their lunch break.

Online Payment for School Meals

Now you can pay for school meals online! By using the school payment website, you can check the balance of your student’s meal account and see exactly what they are buying. When you make an online payment, the funds deposit directly into your child’s account. Plus, you can get email reminders and low balance notifications.
To get started, you’ll need to provide the information below:

  • Student’s school
  • Student’s ID number, birth date and address
  • Valid email address for your account.


Additional Food Services Resources

Be sure to check out the Food & Nutrition section of the Des Moines Public Schools website to learn more about this important school department including food safety, the meal rates, the menu, and the free & reduced lunch application.


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