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Food Services

 

Aramark Education is proud to serve Howell Township Public Schools. In conjunction with the district, Aramark Education strives to help nurture students’ well-being, improve their overall dining experience, and adopt healthy lifestyles by providing nutritious menus, innovative dining environments, and wellness-based education and promotions.

To view menus, nutritional information, meal pricing and Aramark Education’s contact information, please visit the School Dish website.

School Dish Website:  http://Howell.schooldish.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What's for Lunch?

Meal menus can be found on the School Dish website and the district/school websites by clicking on the School Menus apple icon. School Dish also contains nutritional information, meal pricing and Aramark Education’s contact information. If you have questions pertaining to the school meals, please contact Aramark Food Services at 732-751-2480 ext. 1-7407

 

Can my student purchase snack each day? Why can't my child buy snacks if he/she has cash?

Yes, snack is available daily in the cafeteria; however, there are times in which your child may not be able to purchase a snack. This is usually a result of a negative balance on the cafeteria account.  No snacks can be purchased if a student has a negative balance on their account, even if the student has cash on hand.  The lunch balance must be paid before snacks can be purchased.

 

Why was my student charged for food when they are receiving free lunch?

Please contact Aramark Food Services at 732-751-2480 ext. 1-7407

 

How do I place a food restriction on my student’s meal account?

Please contact Aramark Food Services at 732-751-2480 ext. 1-7407 to notify them of the specific food restrictions (e.g. no snacks) you wish to place on your child’s meal account.

 

What if my student has a food allergy?

If your child has an allergy, please contact the Nurse at your child’s school. The school Nurse will work with you and notify the various departments of your child’s allergies.

 

My student is having difficulty remembering their student ID when they are in line purchasing a meal. Is there someone I can contact to assist me?

There are several ways the cafeteria staff can look up (e.g. by name, barcode scan, ID) the student in our Lunch Box system. We suggest you contact the school directly to learn of the lunch room procedures and share your concerns in order for the school administration to assist with this type of concern.

 

How does the cafeteria know my child has provided the correct ID number and/or name, and not someone else's?

After a student provides the information, the student's name and school picture is displayed on the cafeteria cashier's screen.  The cashier can immediately determine the correct account is displayed on the screen.  Many of the cafeteria cashiers are veterans and know students both by name and by sight as they see them year after year as they progress through school.

 

How do I add money to my student's lunch account?

To add money to your student's meal account, simply log into your MySchoolBucks account.

 

Can I send in a check to add money to my student’s account?

Yes, you can send in a check made payable to Howell Food Services.

 

What is my student's lunch account balance?

To check your student's balance simply log into your MySchoolBucks account.

 

My one student graduated and I would like to place the remaining balance on my other student’s meal account. How do I transfer monies between the student accounts?

Please contact Caryn Anderson in the Business Office at 732-751-2480 ext. 1-3845

 

We are moving or my student graduated from the Howell Schools and we have a balance on our student’s meal account. How do we obtain a refund?

Please contact Caryn Anderson in the Business Office at 732-751-2480 ext. 1-3845

 

How do I apply for Free and Reduced Meals?

Download the Free and Reduced Application Packet, located on this webpage below. If you have questions pertaining to Free or Reduced Lunch, please contact Michele Foley at 732-751-2480 ext. 1-3822

 

Why was my student charged for food when they are receiving free lunch?

The district realizes the rules and requirements can be confusing when your child has qualified for free or reduced meals and charges show up on their lunch accounts.  While the meals are free or reduced to the consumer, they are subsidized by the Federal government, which allows the district to participate in the free/reduced meal program.  In order for the district to receive the subsidy, Federal Law dictates that the district must ensure certain components are served to/taken by your child.  Please see the link below for further guidance on what components must be in the meal and communicate the information to your child.  Our food service staff will also do its best to remind the children if a component is missing at checkout. 

Lunch Menus:  

 

Visit the School Dish website to view the lunch menus.

School Dish Website:  http://Howell.schooldish.com