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Lunch Prepayment

Online Prepayment Option

Parent Online
The Food Services Department offers ParentOnline, a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments and view student meal account activity. This Point of Sale system lets parents prepay for the student's meal account. All students are assigned a confidential Lunch ID (located in PowerSchool) which they must use for every cafeteria purchase. Students may still pay with cash or their parents can send a check to the school cafeteria for prepayment, but every student must use their Lunch ID to process the purchase.

How to Prepay Online

To prepay your child's lunches online, click the ParentOnline button to create an account.
You will need the following information:

  • 4 digit Lunch ID#/Pin (located in PowerSchool) and
  • Student ID# (This is the number you use to set up your online emergency information in PowerSchool.)

If you are not sure what your number is, please contact the Food Services Department at (978) 264-4700x3221 or We will be happy to assist you! 

How to Prepay by Check

Parents who want to prepay their child's lunch account by check can send it with the following lunch form to the cafeteria staff at their child's school.

Questions or Concerns? If your question is about the Point of Sale program, your child's Lunch ID, or Acton-Boxborough Food Services, please read the Food Services FAQs or send email to If you are having a problem setting up an account or with the ParentOnline website, please contact ParentOnline at