Tipton Food Service

Join us for Breakfast,

See you at Lunch!

Welcome to School Nutrition!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your students

nutritious choices for breakfast and lunch


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Breakfast Service:    Elementary        7:40 - 8:05

                                       Middle School   7:55 - 8:20

                                       High School       8:00 - 8:25

Current Pricing for the 2019 2020 School Year

BREAKFAST                                                                           LUNCH

K-12 Students     $2.00                                                       K-5 Students      $2.70

K-12 Reduced      $0.30                                                       6-12 Students    $2.85

Adults                    $2.20                                                       K-12 Reduced    $0.40

                                                                                                  Adults                   $3.80



Online payments are made at                                                    www.PayForIt.net

Cash / Check sent to school and placed in the Office


Meal Account tracking and notification happens at           www.schoolcafe.com


                          When setting up an account at these websites, your student’s ID # can be found by

                          contacting your building secretary, our office, or in PowerSchool.

The Meal Account Projection Chart can assist with budgeting.

LUNCH ACCOUNT BALANCES ARE NOT ACCURATE IN PAY FOR IT. The lunch amount shown in PayForIt is the total amount of money deposited on PayForIt through out all years. It does not reflect lunches purchased.


Correct lunch balances can be found at SchoolCafe.com.

The PayForIt.net button at the top of the window will take you to the secure PayForIt online payment system should you choose to pay for school lunch online. You may use a credit card, debit card or e-check to pay registration costs. There is a service fee for using this site. 



For those parents who need to create an account on Pay For It



Parents needing assistance adding a student to their Pay For it account    

For details regarding how accounts will be handled should they become negative, please refer to our Negative Meal Account policy:   


FREE or REDUCED Meal Program

The Free and reduced meal programs, as supported by USDA and the State of Iowa, are available for those who qualify. 

If you have received a letter from the school stating that you are already approved for a Free or Reduced Meal benefit, please complete the BOOK FEE WAIVER and  the WAIVER STATEMENT to be eligible to have your book fees waived or reduced.  This will not waive any Band, Choir, or Art fees.

If you have not received a letter from the school regarding a Free or Reduced Meal Benefit, an Iowa Eligibility Application must be completed before benefits can begin.  An application my be completed at any time during the school year.  The guidelines for qualifying for the Free or Reduced Meal Program can be found in the Public Release document at the link on the right.

              If you qualify for a Free or Reduced Meal Program, you may also qualify for Book fees

            to be Free or Reduced.  This benefit must be applied for, it is not an automatic benefit

       if you qualify for Free or Reduced meals.  To apply for Free or Reduced Book Fees,

     please complete the Book Fee Waiver and a Waiver Statement. 

                                            This will not waive any Band, Choir, or Art fees.


For additional information or assistance with any forms, contact:

Shelly Mohr, Food Service Director

Monday through Friday  8:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Office phone:  563-886-9701

e-mail:  shelly.mohr@tipton.k12.ia.us. 


Scroll to the bottom of the page for a full month of menus

 Gluten Free for those

who need it!

You may apply for benefits at any time during the school year.

Public Release

Parent Letter for Free and Reduced Meal Application with FAQ

Instructions for completing the Iowa Eligibility Application for Free and Reduced Meals

Iowa Eligibility Application for Free and Reduced Meals

This form can be downloaded and saved, completed and signed electronically, then submitted via e-mail to shelly.mohr@tipton.k12.ia.us

Waiver Statement for Book Fees

Book Fee Waiver Application

Free and Reduced Meal Program Forms


November Breakfast

December Breakfast

K-5 Lunch   November


6-12 Lunch November


As summer nears, check out the following link to find a Summer Food Service Program near your summer residence:      https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Iowa Nondiscrimination Statement


It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.

Revised March 21, 2016

Federal Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
     Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


  2. fax: 202-690-7442; or

  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

400 East Sixth Street    Tipton, Iowa    52772    Central Office Phone   563-886-6121     Central Office Fax  563-886-2341

The Tipton Community School District does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student's disability. It has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet his or her individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students. It is the policy of the Tipton Community School District not to discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.

If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact: Dawn Siech, dawn.siech@tipton.k12.ia.us, 563-886-6121, 400 E 6th St, Tipton, IA 52772