Meal Prices and Payment

Meal Prices and Payment

North Hills School District uses a computerized point of sale system for Food Service purchases, and each student is provided with an account and PIN.

Parents can add funds to their child’s account and monitor usage via a secure, online web portal. Transaction history includes the date, time and items purchased.

Students simply enter their PIN on a keypad as they pass through the cafeteria line. This PIN is also part of the student's computer network and Google login information.

Funds may be added to a student's account two ways:

  1. Cash and check sent to the school's cafeteria manager. Funds will be entered into the student's cafeteria account the same day as received. There is no transaction fee for this service. Checks should be made payable to NHSD Food Service Department. Please include the student's name and PIN on the check.
  2. Online via MySchoolBucks. Parents may also make a payment using an e-check directly from their bank account. Please note there is a small transaction fee for each online deposit.

For additional information, please contact the Food Service Department at 412-318-1053.

Meal Prices

$1.50 for Breakfast and $2.50 for Lunch. Students may purchase additional items (i.e. drinks, snacks) with cash or using their student cafeteria account as desired. Visit for daily menus. 

Financial assistance is available for families that need help paying for school meals. To apply for free or reduced school meals, visit

Meal Charge Procedures

  • À la carte purchases are not permitted with a negative account balance.
  • Phone calls and text messages are initiated to parents when a student’s account balance reaches -$2.
  • Parents may choose to receive email reminders for account replenishment via
  • NHSD operates in compliance with PA Act 55, and all students will be served breakfast and lunch.
  • Communications regarding lunch account balances are directed to parents, not students.
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