• SchoolCafé is a safe, secure online payment system that can be used to fund student and adult meal accounts with a debit or credit card. You can make one-time payments, setup autopay and low balance alerts, monitor transactions and even submit/track a free and reduced meal application for students in the household. 

    SchoolCafé is:

    • Easy: Staff can provide their employee ID# (or assigned PIN) or provide their name. In a traditional school year, students provide their 6-digit student ID#.
      NOTE: Currently, SchoolCafé does not accept American Express.
    • Convenient: Once the account is established, you can check balances and add funds from your computer or mobile app.
      NOTE: SchoolCafé charges a 5% fee per online transaction with a $15 minimum payment.
    • Able to go where you go. The mobile app can be downloaded in:

               Apple App Store               Google Play                 

    NOTE: If you have issues with the mobile app on the iPhone, try uninstalling it and reinstalling it the following day. If that doesn't work, download Google Chrome. For additional support questions, please contact SchoolCafé at 1.855.PAY-2EAT (1.855.729.2328) or email Hours: M-F, 6AM-6PM CST.


    To enroll, go to or download the SchoolCafé mobile app. 


    SchoolCafé Information:

    • SchoolCafe Guide for Adult Accounts, click here
    • If you currently have a SchoolCafé account with another school district, you can use the same account but you will need to update your profile and select Portland Public Schools. Unfortunately, funds cannot be transferred between districts. To request a refund, please contact the school district directly. 
    • If you have a student attending PPS and another student at a different school (e.g. Private or different district) that uses SchoolCafé, you would have to create two different accounts.
    • When posting a payment, transactions will show up as 'SchoolCafe' on your bank statement.
    • Frequently Asked Questions


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