This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Plainfield Community School Corporation is dedicated to helping students and staff achieve and maintain healthy lives by promoting nutrition and physical activity, and by law, we follow Federal guidelines. In addition, we provide several tools that you can use to help manage your child's school meal plans, and we will explain them here.
Each Plainfield school offers breakfast and lunch to all students. We will provide daily and monthly menus on this page, along with information about allergies, meal costs and options for payment, and contact details for the Food Services Manager at each Plainfield school.
USDA Temporary Federal Food Waiver
Plainfield Community School Corporation will continue to participate in the USDA Temporary Federal Food Waiver that has now been extended through June 30, 2022. This program offers free breakfast and lunch meals to all students, based on the following requirements:
Students must take the required reimbursable meal components in order for it to be free. These components will be posted in each cafeteria, and school staff will help students with the selection.
Not all food options are free under this program.
Extra items (such as a bottled drink), a la carte items, or vending machine snacks
In order to purchase these extra items, students will need to have adequate funds in their meal account
Free meals are automatically offered to all students regardless of income, and you do not need to complete any forms or paperwork for your child to receive the free options.
Although meals are free to all students this year under the USDA federal food program waiver, textbooks are not included in the waiver. If you might normally qualify for free and reduced meal benefits, we encourage you to submit a free meal application to determine if you qualify for free textbook rental. Please note that some school fees may not fall under this assistance program.
The application may be downloaded at www.lunchapp.com or picked up at your child's school
Return the application to the office at your child's school, or mail it to Plainfield Food Services, attn: Kelly Collins, 985 Longfellow Ln, Plainfield IN 46168
If you've qualified in the past, you still need to complete an application for this school year
This program is available for students in grades K-12
PAYING FOR MEALS, BOOK RENTAL AND ACTIVITY FEES
There are several online services that allow families to fund student meal accounts or to pay book rental and activity fees. Cash is accepted for meal accounts but must be turned in to the homeroom teacher or placed in one of several secure dropbox locations throughout PCMS and PHS.
SendMoneyToSchool is another app that many parents use for these purposes:
Real-time balance information
Detailed meal history
Transfer money between siblings
SendMoneyToSchool does not store payment information, and does not offer an auto-pay option.
While there is no fee to review account activity, there is a service charge of $2.85/$100.00 for debit/credit transactions. The E-Check option is no longer available.
With e~Funds for Schools, you can pay meal fees, as well as book rental and activity fees.
Parents manage low balance threshold
Include feature for automatic payments
Up to 24 hours to reflect current balance information
No detailed meal history
No account transfers allowed
No fee to review account activity
Service charge - $1.25 for e-checks
$2.85/$100.00 for debit/credit
One fee per transaction
REQUESTING A REFUND
LQA & ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
If your child suffers from food allergies, we are prepared to help ensure they enjoy meals that are both safe and nutritious. Please fill out the forms below and return to Kelly Collins, Director of Food Services. If you have any questions regarding the forms please call Kelly Collins 317-839-2578
CONTACT OUR FOOD SERVICES TEAM
District Food Services Team
Kelly Collins, Director
Mikki Dayhuff, Assistant to the Director
Justine Coyle, Secretary
Manager, Brentwood Elementary
Manager, Clarks Creek Elementary
Manager, Van Buren Elementary
Manager, Little Quakers Academy
Manager, Central Elementary
Manager, Guilford Elementary
WHAT MAKES A MEAL?
Per Board Policy E-21, Plainfield Community School Corporation has established a Wellness Committee to meet the goals of supporting the health and well-being of our students by promoting nutrition and physical activity at all grade levels.
In accordance with federal law, it is the policy of the Board to provide students access to healthy foods and beverages; provide opportunities for developmentally appropriate physical activity; and require that all meals served by the school corporation meet or exceed the federal nutritional guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A coordinated school health advisory council oversees these activities.
The entire policy can be found at this link: Board Policy E-21
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.