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Dining Services


Hot Lunch, Snacks, and Ice Cream

Mercymount serves a nutritious hot lunch everyday.

The lunch menu is distributed at the beginning of each month and included with the PIE Memo

All Lunches include a main meal, a vegetable, dessert, and milk or orange juice. A grilled cheese sandwich is always available as an alternative to the meal offered that day. Students may also purchase an a la carte beverage or snack from the fridge for a nominal fee. 

Thursday is ice-cream day (a favorite for sure) and students may purchase a frozen treat once they've eaten their lunch. 

Friday is Pizza Day, a salad bar is offered as well.

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Home Packed Lunch

Many children also bring in their lunch. We recommend that lunch boxes/bags be labeled with you child’s name to avoid confusion with duplicates.  Parents MAY NOT bring in lunch from fast-food chains for their child’s lunch.

Peanut and Tree-nut Allergy Policy

To conform with the new law regarding peanut and tree-nut food products, we do not sell or distribute any peanut or tree nut food products in our cafeteria. We have also designated tables in the cafeteria where no one will be allowed to eat those products in order to provide a safe environment for those students with food-specific allergies. Please encourage your children not to share food with other students while at school.


MCDS Lunch Pricing 2021-2022
Full Hot Lunch (includes milk or juice) $5.00
Grilled Cheese $2.00
Side Item/Dessert $1.50
Frozen Treats (Thursdays only) $1.50



Payments for lunch are made using a cashless lunch payment program through PaySchools Central.

Since cash is not accepted for payment, all students are automatically enrolled in the system and charges will begin on the first day of school.  Parents are required to register an account online and fund your child’s account prior to the start of school.  Any family not previously enrolled will receive an email with directions to enable your account and enter payment information.  In general, we recommend that you fund at least 1-2 months worth of lunches at a time.  A small amount should be added to your account, even if your child never buys lunch, as this system will be used as the emergency backup to pay in case your child forgets to bring in lunch.  The payment system is also used for drinks, snacks and desserts.

The following amounts are recommended to start the school year:

  • 3-5 lunches per week                                   $90-$150
  • 1-2 lunches per week                                   $30-60