The Parker Cafeteria
About Our Program
As you know, Parker does things differently, and that includes school lunch. We work hard to make "from scratch" meals everyone will enjoy, made the way you would at home; fresh, nutritious, visually appealing and tasty. We buy quality products from reputable vendors, small companies, local stores and farms. We source products that fit into a healthy menu and a healthy planet. We buy food without preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or high sodium content. We use recycled and recyclable paper products and this year have moved to biodegradable cornstarch based flatware instead of plastic. Most of our plastic cups are corn based material.
Upcoming Nutrition Accounts and Payments
Starting in 2017–2018 we will have a child nutrition online payment and account maintenance system through PayForIt.net.
2017-2018 pricing will be $2.00 for breakfast and $4.00 for lunch.
Current Service and Pricing
Breakfast is $2.00 and includes a choice of one item from the daily menu, a piece of fruit, and a drink.
Lunch is $3.75 and includes a choice of the daily entree, sandwich or salad bar, all sides, a piece of fruit, and a drink.
We offer satisfying portions and the students are encouraged to take as many sides as they like.
Salad as an Entree is the same price as a regular lunch - $3.75 and includes a serving of protein (chicken, beans, cheese, tofu, etc), a roll, a piece of fruit, and dessert if we have one that day. Additional portion of protein may be purchase $1.25.
Reduced cost / no cost meals are available. The reduced costs are $0.40 for lunch and $0.30 for breakfast. The free and reduced meal application is included in your entrance package, can be downloaded here, or picked up from the front office.
Public Release Statement
Francis Parker Charter Essential School announced its policy for free and reduced price lunch and breakfast for those students unable to pay the full price for meals and snacks under the National School Lunch & Breakfast Program. Please click here for a full version of our public release statement.
Please feel free to contact the Cafeteria with any questions.
978-772-3293 x 146