Free & Reduced Meal Applications

  • Free and Reduced Meal Applications will be available online for the 2019-20 school year beginning August 1, 2019. To apply, visit Only one application per household should be submitted. 

    Paper applications are also available to download in English and Spanish. Please return all pages of the actual application (pages 6 & 7) to your child's cafeteria manager. If you need assistance or would like to request a paper application be sent home with your child, please contact your child's cafeteria manager. 

    For questions regarding your child's Free and Reduced Meal Application, please contact the School Nutrition Office at (706) 876-7264 or 1030 Hill Rd. Dalton, GA 30721

Payment Options

  • Pay by Cash
    Place money into an envelope, seal, and include the following information on the envelope front:

    1. Your child’s first and last name
    2. Teacher’s name
    3. Grade
    4. Student ID Number

    Pay by Check
    Please make checks payable to the school your child attends. It is advisable to use separate checks if you are paying for more than one child to ensure that the correct amount is credited to each child’s account. Please be sure all the following information is included on the check:

    1. Adult Name
    2. Physical Address
    3. Telephone Number
    4. Your child’s first and last name and ID Number.
    5. School’s Name

    All checks deposited into the school nutrition bank account that fail to clear the bank are returned to Checkredi collection service. The check writer’s account will be debited electronically for the amount of the NSF check. The check writer is also liable for a state allowed collection fee.

    Pay by Money Order 
    Please make money order payable to the school and include:

    1. Your child’s first and last name
    2. ID Number

    Pay Online or by App
    Whitfield County Schools Nutrition Department is excited to offer a new prepay system online. This new payment option will not replace cash and check payments, but is an additional payment option for your convenience. Features offered by the online solution are:

    • See your student’s meal balance at anytime from anywhere
    • Deposit payments for multiple students in just one click
    • Setup recurring payments for monthly or weekly deposits
    • Reviewing individual student meal histories
    • Automated notifications via email or text when your student’s balance falls below an amount you choose

    Visit K12 Payment Center to setup your child’s account, or download the K12 Payment Center App on the App Store or Google Play Store. You will need your child’s Student ID number to setup an account. If you do not know your child’s Student ID number you may contact your child’s cafeteria manager. Click here to view upcoming enhancements to the K12PaymentCenter digital payment system. 

Charge Policy

  • Students have a limited charge privilege. If an elementary or middle school student arrives at school without money, they are allowed up to (5) five days of charges. If a high school student arrives at school without money, they are allowed up to (3) three days of charges. If the student has reached the charge limit, he/she will be provided an alternate meal (such as a cheese sandwich and milk). Every effort will be made to notify parents of charges and the alternative meal policy at the first negative balance, utilizing automated calls, letters and email. Charges are not allowed for extras or a la carte items.