Student Accounts

Students enter their student ID number into a PIN pad, scan their finger, or scan their school id card at the cash register to access funds from their food service account to purchase breakfast, lunch, milk, or snacks from the cafeteria.

Payment Options Online Account and Prepay with Credit Card

Setup a FREE account at using:

  • child’s name
  • student ID number
  • school zip code
    • AWS and SHS = 06093
    • MIS and SMS = 06078
You can track your child(ren)’s purchases and balance even if you don't use it for payment.

Families may prepay using a credit card at

Please note: a convenience fee is added each time a deposit is made to the account. (You can distribute the payment among multiple children.) This is a bank fee and does not profit Suffield Public Schools or Aramark.

Prepay with Cash or Check

Prepayment is easy and convenient. It eliminates having to make sure your child has food or lunch money every day.

  • Send a check, made payable to "Suffield Food Service", or cash in an envelope with the student’s full name, student ID number, and room number.
    • McAlister and Spaulding students should give the envelope to their teacher.
    • Middle and high school students can give the envelope to the cashier in the cafeteria.
  • You can use one check for multiple students at the same school. If you have children at different schools, please send in separate checks for each school.

Sending Payments Daily

Checks/Cash are also accepted daily.

  • For AWS and MIS, the money is collected in morning meeting. Please send in it in an envelope with the student’s full name, student number, and room number. This option is difficult for the younger students because it may get misplaced.
  • At SMS and SHS, cash is collected at the register.

Insufficient Funds

Students are able to charge their lunch three times.

  • After that, if a child continues to have insufficient funds, they will be served a cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread with milk and two sides (which costs $2.65).
  • Insufficient funds notices will be sent when children have a negative balance greater than $8.00.

Free or Reduced Lunch 2019-2020

Ben Gashi

Food Service Director
Phone: 860-668-3810 ext 3115


Parents are strongly encouraged to setup a FREE account with even if you do not use it to pay for meals, you can track your child’s account purchases and balance.

For detailed payment information, please visit our Payment Options Page.

Suffield Public Schools 350 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078
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