Lunch Information

  • A note about sending in lunch money: Please remember when sending money with your student for lunch that it must be sent in a sealed envelope with the student's full name, grade and teacher listed on the front. We are also asking that the student's ID number be written in the memo portion of your check.

    Envelope should be labeled:

    Student Name
    Grade, Teacher

    Breakfast and Lunch Prices

    Breakfast is $1.25 per meal. Hot Lunch is $2.65 per meal. Both are available daily to ALL students.

    We are very excited about having some new items added to our Hot Lunch Program. This year our Hot Lunch Program features meals from around the globe including Italian, South of the Border, American (including Southern) and Asian Cuisine. Try our new menu items and you’ll be back for more.

    Breakfast and lunch menus are available online. Just click here to visit the U-46 Food and Nutrition Services menu page. 

    Emergency Lunch Procedures
    Please note that due to U-46 lunch preparation procedures, it takes two days to return to the published lunch menu after a snow day or emergency school closing.  As a result, you may wish to discuss with your child the possibility of menu changes.  They can choose to be flexible with the days menu options or bring a lunch from home.  If your student does bring a lunch from home, the Food Service Lead will credit your child's account for that day.  Your child will be allowed to purchase milk for 40 cents.
    Payment Methods
    The preferred payment method is thru the MealPayPlus system. Log onto All you need is your CHILD’S ID#. You can open an account and add funds at any time. You can also monitor your child’s account balance with this system. If you do not have internet access, you may call 1-866-605-0733.

    We also accept cash or checks as payment to your child’s account. Your child's name and school ID number MUST be written on the check. Checks should be made payable to Wayne School Food Service, or they WILL be returned. If you send your child to school with money, PLEASE send it in an envelope with your child’s FIRST and LAST name, as well as, their TEACHER and GRADE LEVEL. This will make certain that the correct funds are added to your child’s account. Parents are responsible for keeping their child’s account active.

    Lunch is offered for free or at reduced rates for income-eligible families. Call the district office at 847-888-5000 ext. 5034 to ask for an application.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me, Ms. Quinn, Food Service Lead, at or call me at (630) 736-7100 ext. 6670.

    Lunch supervisors

    Wayne Elementary is currently in need of one substitute lunch room supervisor.  A substitute supervisor covers the absence of daily supervisors on an as-needed basis.  If your schedule is flexible, and you would like to earn some extra money, this is a great position for you!  Please contact the office at (630) 736-7100 if you are interested in this position.