• SchoolCafé is a safe, secure online payment system that can be used to manage student meal accounts. You never have to worry about your child running out of lunch money again! Families can make one-time payments or setup autopay, monitor transactions, setup low balance alerts and submit/track a free and reduced meal application. 

    SchoolCafé is:

    • Easy: All you need is your student's 6-digit student ID number (can be found on the annual student registration form or a report card) and school name to open an account.
      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. To avoid this charge you can bring cash or check to your school's cafeteria.
    • 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. 


    PPS Staff SchoolCafe Instructions, click here


    ParentGuardian SchoolCafe Instructions:


    SchoolCafe Online Free & Reduced Meal Application Instructions 
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    • 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.
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