About NRP PAC Lunch
- We have a new ordering software (MunchaLunch) which should make things easier for everyone, to order, please click on the icon about.
- The “MunchaLunch Help” section can help new and returning families understand the lunch program, the software and the policies.
- Please note we will have some new menu items. We love feedback from you and your children about the food as it helps us make the menu based on your needs!
- Like all the previous years, the PAC run lunch program is a fundraiser. While maintaining food costs as low as we can, we do make about 10% on each food item. All that money goes to pay for items for your children! In 2018/2019 school year, the lunch program raised about $21,000!!!!
- We strive to be as environmental as possible so we have chosen caterers who use compostable or recyclable containers. We ask that, if you order PAC lunch for your child, you remember to SEND A UTENSIL!!! We do not have any plastic forks or spoons for your child to use.
Purpose: The purpose of the policy is to establish consistent guidelines for the children/
parents/staff that order lunches; for the volunteers who receive and distribute lunches
and for the caterers with whom the PAC contracts to provide the lunches. The program
is managed by the PAC and NOT the school or VSB.
1.1 Lunch ordering will be done through an on-line ordering system that allows
parents the ability to order lunches for one or many children; to be able to change
and cancel orders within a fixed time period and to pay via credit card in through
secure protocols. The system must allow for orders to be submitted but remain
unpaid to allow for cheque/cash payments. The system must be able to send email
reminders to parents outlining orders/date.
1.2 All payments for outstanding orders must be made within 2 weeks of an order;
cheques may be dropped off to the school office staff and cash payments must only
be made by parents (not children) through an appointment made with the Lunch
1.3 Any accounts with an amount overdue after 2 weeks of non-payment may
have lunch orders cancelled – communication with parents will happen prior to any
1.4 Any accounts with an amount overdue over $50 will have ordering privileges
suspended until the amount outstanding is paid.
1.5 The Lunch Coordinator will email parents periodically to the email listed within
the on-line ordering system; emails will be related to payments, field trips or other
reasons for potential need to change lunches and to request feedback about the
program/pass on information about the program.
1.6 The Lunch Program can only exist through the availability of volunteers;
volunteers can sign up for specific days and will be contacted by the Volunteer
Coordinator as to schedules and procedures.
1.7 Lunch Volunteers will review the food deliveries, by caterer and division to
ensure accuracy in delivery; any discrepancies will be emailed on the same day to
the Volunteer Coordinator and the Lunch Coordinator. The Lunch Coordinator will
review discrepancies with the caterer and if appropriate will contact parents of
affected children and credit their account.
1.8 Where a child has identified that a lunch is missing they should tell their
teacher and then, if directed, tell a Lunch Volunteer for guidance.
1.9 Where a child in K-5 is missing a lunch but a lunch was not ordered, the
volunteer will direct the child to phone home from the school office and if spare food
is available, every effort will be made to see that the child does not go hungry.
1.10 Where a child in K-5 is missing a lunch that was ordered and delivered, the
volunteer will help search for the food order and ensure that the child does not go
hungry; the volunteer will report the issue to the Volunteer Coordinator and the
Lunch Coordinator for follow up with the parents and the teachers within the child’s
community if the lunch is not found.
1.11 Where a child in Middle School is missing a lunch but a lunch was not ordered,
the volunteer will direct the child to phone home from the school office and if spare
food is available, every effort will be made to see that the child does not go hungry.
1.12 Where a child in Middle School is missing a lunch that was ordered and
delivered, the volunteer will help search for the food order and ensure that the child
does not go hungry; the volunteer will report the issue to the Volunteer Coordinator
and the Lunch Coordinator for follow up with the parents and the teachers within
the child’s community if the lunch is not found.
1.13 Any ‘spare’ lunches are really lunches that were not eaten due to a child
being ill; children in the community where a lunch is uneaten should NOT view the
lunch as available to eat – parents may pick up ordered lunched for sick children or
the lunches will be distributed to children as per points 1.09-1.12