School meals

Summer meals for students

As summer break arrives, Garland ISD wants to make sure students still have access to nutritious meals. The district’s summer feeding program will kick off June 6, providing breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday at select campuses. The program will continue through July 27, and all students must be accompanied by an adult. See a list of schools and serving times. 

The city of Garland is also offering free meals Monday-Friday until Aug. 4 to children ages 1-18 and young adults with disabilities. See a list of serving sites on the city’s website.

Pay for meals with PayPams

PayPams is a convenient and secure way to pre-pay for school meals online or with the app. Set-up automatic payments, get low balance notifications and more.

PayPams

School menus

The MealViewer website and smartphone app lets you browse through school menus, learn nutritional facts, and see upcoming dishes in multiple languages.

School Menus

To download the app on an Apple or Android smartphone, search for MealViewer To Go in the app store.

Meal prices

Meals are priced as a unit but items may also be purchased separately.

MealPrice
Breakfast for all grades$1.50
Elementary school lunch$2.75
Secondary school lunch$2.75
High school premium lunch$3.50


We also provide free and reduced-price meals to students who qualify.

Meal charge policy

It is our goal that no child goes without a meal. All students will be allowed to charge up to a negative balance of $25 on their meal accounts. Students will be given a low balance notice when they have any negative balance. Their parent/guardian will be contacted via Skylert notification system when the negative balance reaches $10.

Students in middle and high school will not be allowed to exceed the $25 charge limit and no alternative meal will be provided. Signs will be posted in serving area entrances stating the $25 meal debt limit and that food will not be allowed to leave the area if an account exceeds the limit unless approved by a campus administrator. Elementary school students may be given a courtesy meal if approved and notified by a campus administrator.

We also work with families to ensure they are receiving all meal benefits that they qualify for. Visit the Free and reduced-price meals page for more information.

What’s included in a meal?

Choose 3-5 options for a full lunch meal:

  • an entrée
  • one selections of fruit, two selections of fruit in high school
  • two selections of vegetables 
  • a grain/bread which may be part of the entrée or separate
  • milk

Choose 3-4 options for a full breakfast meal:

  • two entrées which is a combination of grain/breads and meat
  • two selection of a fruit or juice
  • milk

Harvest of the Month program

Each month a different locally grown fruit or vegetable option is available in our cafeterias. Agricultural fact sheets teach students about the products and farms of Texas. We hope to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables that students are eating.

March HarvestAn image of the current Harvest of the Month selection.

For March, broccoli will be available as an option for students.

Broccoli fact sheet

Broccoli fact sheet - Spanish

Menu Advisory Committee (MAC)

Members of this committee help plan menus for the next school year. Visit the  Menu Advisory Committee (MAC) page to learn more about how you can get involved.

Contact us

For more information about school meals, contact:

Student Nutrition Services