Updated: March 31, 2020
Bellingham Public Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 24, or until further notice. Please continue to stay connected and refer here for the latest updates regarding nutrition.
Starting next week, April 6, we will provide multi-day meal boxes at all 16 of our sites (schools and neighborhood complexes) between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. only on Mondays. We will discontinue daily meals. We believe this shift in service will be more efficient for families and staff; limiting our interactions with each other means practicing better physical distancing. If you have questions or concerns, families can call 360-319-8863 o en español 360-510-9174.
Families can go to the following schools to pick up meals:
- Alderwood Elementary School
- Carl Cozier Elementary School
- Cordata Elementary School
- Geneva Elementary School
- Happy Valley Elementary School
- Parkview Elementary School
- Roosevelt Elementary School
- Wade King Elementary School
- Shuksan Middle School
- Options High School
Or the following neighborhood/apartment complexes:
- Eliza Court mobile home park
- Evergreen Apartments
- Regency Park Apartments
- Sterling Meadows Apartments
- Sudden Valley Community Center
- Villa Santa Fe Apartments
We ask families who are sick to please stay home, and we are not able to sell meals to adults.
At this time we are unable to fill requests for special dietary needs. If you have questions about carbohydrates and allergens please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to get you that information in a timely manner.
Please be flexible as plans may change based on access to food, staff and supplies; guidance from the health department; or orders from the governor to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further. This service is possible with the incredible efforts of our food services team and the generosity of Bellingham Public Schools Foundation.
Please continue to check back here for the most up-to-date information.
If you have questions related to our meal service, please fill out this online form, click “school meals” and submit the form; someone will respond soon.
School Breakfast Menus
School Lunch Menus
Elementary School Daily Deli Options
Monday – Sunbutter and jelly sandwich 51g or bagel bag 46g (bagel carbs 33g; Cream Cheese carbs 1g; String cheese carbs 1g; Sunflower seeds carbs 11g)
Tuesday – Turkey, cheddar sandwich 31g (Hoagie carbs 29g; turkey carbs 1g; cheese, cheddar carbs 1g) or bagel bag 46g (bagel carbs 33g; Cream Cheese carbs 1g; String cheese carbs 1g; Sunflower seeds carbs 11g)
Wednesday – Turkey and cheddar on Avenue Bread Hoagie 28g (Avenue Bread roll carbs 26g; turkey carbs 1g; cheese, cheddar carbs 1g) or bagel bag carbs 46g
Thursday – Turkey and cheddar sandwich (Hoagie carbs 29g; turkey carbs 1g; cheese, cheddar carbs 1g) or bagel bag
Friday – Sunbutter and jelly sandwich 51g or bagel bag 46g
If your child needs a special diet prescription for school meals because of a health condition requiring a special diet, complete the Diet Prescription Form.
Free and Reduced Meals Application
Review the income guidelines to confirm eligibility and then fill out the application and return it to Food Services.
Online Application for Free and Reduced Meals (please use Google Chrome web browser to access).
School Meal Prices:
Elementary School: Breakfast $1.50, Lunch $3.00
Middle/High School: Breakfast $1.75, Lunch $3.25
Free/Reduced Prices: Breakfast Free, Lunch Grades K-3 Free, Lunch Grades 4-12 $0.40
Adult Breakfast: $2.25
Adult Lunch: $4.25
Milk only: $0.50
Food Services Online Payment
Bellingham Public Schools provides an easy way to add money to a food account by making payments through the online system, MyPaymentsPlus. If a food account balance is low, it will only take a few minutes to add money using a credit/debit card or a checking account at any time of the day from anywhere. Payments will post within one-hour to the student’s food account. Families will be charged a small fee for making an online payment. Or, families can continue to pay for school meals with cash or check at their school.
For questions regarding meal payments, call (360) 676-6504 or email BPS.MealPayments@BellinghamSchools.org.
School Meals Donation Process
If you would like to make a donation to offset unpaid student meal debt across the district, Bellingham Public Schools recommends you do the following:
Tax deductible donations can be made to the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation (BPSF). They have established a fund to eliminate student meal debts, in accordance with Bellingham Public School’s Meal Charges procedure 6700.
How to Donate:
The easiest way to donate is online through BPSF’s website at bellinghamschoolsfoundation.org/eliminate-student-meal-debt. Select “make a gift.”
Gifts of cash or check are also welcome. Donations by check (made payable to the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation) can be accepted at your local school office, cafeteria or mailed to the address below. Cash donations should be made in person at the District Office:
Bellingham Public Schools Foundation
1306 Dupont St
Bellingham, WA 98225
For check donations, a tax-deductible receipt will be mailed to the address listed on the check. For cash donations please leave your name and address to receive a donation receipt.
Donations can be made to an individual student’s meal account when you supply the student’s name to your school Food Services cashier.
Harvest of the Month
Harvest of the Month introduces farm fresh produce or locally preserved foods to students in Bellingham cafeterias through the school lunch program. Food Services continues to make new connections with local farmers and food producers to expand the selection of local foods. Each month educational materials are provided for students, teachers, and parents. Harvest of the Month provides a great opportunity to try new foods, talk about food choices and think about where our food comes from.
For information about Harvest of the Month visit the Whatcom Farm-to-School website.