Food and Nutrition Program

What's for Breakfast?

What's for Lunch?

Parents may pay for their child’s lunch online, by check, or with cash.

  • Online - MySchoolBucks is a user-friendly service that is free, convenient, private and secure. Once the account is open, parents can check the fund account at anytime. 
  • Check - Send with your child to give to his/her teacher. Make checks out to Centre Ridge Elementary Cafeteria (put child’s full name/teacher name in memo line) OR a parent may bring a check or cash directly to the cafeteria manager’s office.
  • Cash - Cash may be brought to the cafeteria manager’s office for deposit on student’s account, or students may pay cash on a daily basis.

If a child forgets lunch money, he/she will be given a peanut butter sandwich, courtesy of the PTA.

Free/Reduced Lunches

Free/Reduced Lunches are available for qualified families. Applications are available online,  by contacting FCPS Food and Nutrition at 703-813-4800, or by contacting Centre Ridge's main office. You must apply each year to remain eligible.

Join Your Child for Lunch 

We are always happy to see a parent, grandparent or another special visitor eat with a student. Please remember to sign in at the office before proceeding to the cafeteria.

As a visitor, you may purchase lunch from the cafeteria or bring a lunch. WE REQUEST THAT YOU DO NOT BRING IN SOFT DRINKS OR “FAST FOOD” LUNCHES. When you come to eat lunch with your child, you help us in modeling healthy, nutritious eating. The emphasis on nutritional eating is reflected in our health curriculum and in the selection of food sold in the cafeteria. It is your presence that makes the occasion special for your child.