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Canal Winchester

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Food Services


The Canal Winchester Schools Food Services Department uses PaySchools, a simple and secure way for families to add funds to their child's lunch accounts and pay school fees with a debit or credit card. 

Click here to access PaySchools.

PaySchools is the easiest and most secure way to monitor your student's lunch account and add additional funds when needed. There is a convenience fee for PaySchools transactions.

We do accept cash or check (made out to Canal Winchester Schools with your student's Student ID Number in the memo line) at the register in the cafeteria. If you choose to send cash or check with your child to school, please make sure they give it to the Food Service staff at the register; teachers and office staff cannot accept food service payments.

First time users need to set up an account:

 You will just need an email account and your student’s ID # (your student’s lunch number, ask your student before contacting the district, most know their number).

After you have set up an account:

  • Add money to your student’s lunch account
  • Pay school fees
  • Set up ‘low balance’ emails to ensure your student has money for lunch.

Plan for 48 hours or 2 business days for monies to post to account.  Therefore, plan ahead for your student to have enough money to purchase lunch.

Apply for Free & Reduced Lunch ONLINE

Applications for the 2021-22 school year are now open

Now you can apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced price school meals. Your application will be sent from a secure web site directly to Canal Winchester Local Schools, so you don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced.

Once your application has been received the district office will determine your eligibility and send you a letter with the results. This is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply for free or reduced meals. 

To apply, simply go to www.payschoolscentral.com .
*Paper forms are still available in the District Office 837-4533

**Remember that you must apply every school year, even if approved the prior year, please submit by Sep. 30th to keep your P-EBT for the school year.  Don’t wait, apply today!

CREATE a PaySchools Account PaySchools instruc.pdf

Lunch Menus

Choose your school and menu. Get nutrition value and special diet information. Download the app. Check it out!

Student Food Services

      Grades 1-5    Class A lunch includes milk    $2.50
      Grades 6-8    Class A lunch includes milk    $3.00
      Grades 9-12  Class A lunch includes milk    $3.00
      Milk only Grades K-12                                     $0.50 
      Breakfast Grades 1-12                                     $1.50
      Grades 6-12 Ala carte Items avilable             priced individually 

The Canal Winchester Local School District's School Lunch Program

is a contracted service with Chartwells Educational Dining Services.

Director of Dining Services/Chartwells
300 Washington Street
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Tel: (614) 920-2649   Fax: (614) 833-2163

Chartwells Food Service is looking for part time on-call workers for the cafeteria.  Substitute cooks able to work at all buildings when called upon.  Please go to the following link to apply Chartwells Application
Tammy Heading
Director Of Dining Services
Email Tammy Heading 
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