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Student Meal Accounts / Payment Options

Every WCPS student has a meal account. We use these accounts to identify allergy alerts, allow pre-payments, and track purchases.  We encourage families to prepay your student's meal account.  Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines move faster and give students more time to eat, relax, and play.  It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to look for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen, or used for things other than lunch.

Each school cafeteria accepts cash or checks to pay for meals. Food & Nutrition Services accepts these payments daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. Below are details about paying for meals at school.

  • Payments may be made to the account with cash or check made payable to the name of the school cafeteria
  • Include the student’s name and ID number on the check to ensure proper PIN on check
  • Submit payment to the Cafeteria Manager. Funds are immediately available upon submission of payment

Online payments are a simple, safe, and secure way to make payments to your student's account at your convenience 24 hours a day.

WCPS uses the LINQ Connect portal, one of the most widely used and secure online payment solutions available today. Visa and other trusted third parties have certified the portal at the highest levels of the Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard security.

A few of the benefits include:

  • Up to 90 days of purchase history
  • Automated low-balance emails
  • Low-balance payments can automatically add money when an account runs low
  • Scheduled payments allow parents to pay weekly, biweekly or monthly if desired
  • Ability to transfer money between siblings
  • Mobile App for smartphones is available

The student's name and ID number are required to set up your account (register) on LINQ Connect and to see additional account information online.

If you have any further questions, please visit LINQ Connect and select the FAQ link. If you need assistance with the enrollment process, please call Linq Connect Customer Support at 1-844-467-4700. 


The USDA Nondiscrimination Statement can be accessed at: 
English- https://www.fns.usda.gov/civil-rights/usda-nondiscrimination-statement-other-fns-programs
Spanish- https://www.fns.usda.gov/es/civil-rights/usda-nondiscrimination-statement-other-fns-programs

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.