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Los Alamos Public Schools is pleased to partner with Chartwells Food Services to provide lunch at all school sites.  

Carmela Alvarez
Director of Dining Services

Monthly Newsletters

February 2023

Free or Reduced Lunch Program

We are happy to share that every Los Alamos Public School lunchroom will continue to offer a FREE meal option for students who qualify for “free” lunch status and students who qualify for “reduced” lunch status, will continue to pay only $.40 per meal served.

Please provide guidance to your students that NOT ALL food options in the cafeteria are part of this program. There will be a-la-carte and alternate meal choices in the cafeteria that require payment. If your student has a question about which options are part of the free meal program, they can ask one of our friendly cafeteria associates and their questions will be discreetly answered.

Click to download a copy of the Free and Reduced Meal Program application. Email the completed form to

School Lunch Payment Options

Acceptable Payment for Meals at school sites include:

  • Cash

  • Credit Cards (High School Only)

  • BEST AND MOST CONVENIENT​- School Cafe Accounts in good standing

Add Funds for Lunch

Please manage funds ahead of time at and remember to keep email address current.

Elementary Schools:
$5.00 per child meal
$5.00 per adult meal
$.50 per milk or water

Los Alamos Middle School:
All menu offerings are priced Ala Carte

Los Alamos High School:
All menu offerings are priced Ala Carte

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Online Payment System

Please go online to SchoolCafe at to set up an account for your family and register each student in your household. SchoolCafe will prompt you on how many students to register; you will need their student ID number. After you quickly and easily register your student(s), then it will prompt you to make a payment. Click on “Add A Card” to enter your credit card information.