Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

All schools in Dinwiddie County are using Meals Plus (Point of Sale System) an automated meal software program to collect all breakfast and lunch sales.  This computerized cash register system allows all students to have their own private account. This individual PIN is a six-digit number that will remain with the student throughout the students’ academic career in Dinwiddie County.  All students are encouraged to memorize their PIN number for use on the available PIN Pad.  All screens are designed to protect the privacy of students receiving free or reduced meals.

You are encouraged to pay for the students’ meals in advance. Advance payment helps the cafeterias provide the most efficient service to the students and helps minimize the opportunity for lost money.  The monies placed in your child’s account can be used by the child for purchasing meals or A la Carte (Ice Cream, Fruit Drinks, Bottled Water, etc.). You may specify how payments are to be used. Please contact your cafeteria manager directly at the school if you have any questions.

At the present time we use K-12 Payment Center for you to view or transfer money to your students’ account via the Internet.  This is an optional service and an agreement between you and the provider. If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s account, contact the cafeteria manager at the school.  You can access K-12 Payment Center by clicking on the “K-12 Payment Center” button on this page.

Cafeterias will accept checks for payment of meals and additional items.  Make checks payable to the individual school cafeteria. Only personal pre-printed checks, with name and address, will be accepted. Returned checks will be turned over to the Treasurer of Dinwiddie County, for collection.  All fees associated with the collection are the responsibility of the person writing the check.  Only cash will be accepted for payment until the debt is paid.

Students without money, or funds on their account, are allowed to charge “meals” to their account.   Nutrition is a very important factor in a child’s growth and we will not allow a child to go hungry at school.  We offer this service because some students lose their money, forget their money, or forget their meals.  Notices are sent home weekly for all students that owe (charged) $10.00 or more.  If you receive a notice, please settle the matter as quickly as possible. Contact your cafeteria manager if you have any questions or concerns.

Students cannot charge their account for A la Carte items, they can only charge for “meals”. A la Carte items are foods that are offered in addition to the “meal” served. These items must be paid for at the time of purchase.  Students may use monies that they have in their account to purchase these items.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your cafeteria manager or Mr. Carey Athey, Director of School Nutrition Services,   at 804-469-4190.

District Meal Charge Policy

Online Payments

Online Payments: Lunch_Prepay

K12PaymentCenter FAQs

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Student Meal Payments

Dinwiddie County Public Schools now has an online payment system for school meals!  Simply go to and register today! Our online payment system is a secure, easy and convenient way to apply funds directly to your student’s account. Benefits of our Premium Account

* Quick and easy payment system for your student’s meals

* Deposit to multiple students’ accounts with one single payment

* Recurring payments can be set for monthly or weekly deposits

* See your student’s meal account balance any time

* See what your child is buying in the cafeteria

* Step-by-step registration is easy and account management is simple and intuitive

* Secure payment processing

* Your information is confidential – we do not sell your information to anyone!

* Automated notifications via email and text when your student’s meal account balance falls below an amount you determine

* See 120 days of meals purchased and payments made, so you know exactly where your money is being spent

* New Fee Structure for Online Payments, click here to review.

Begin Managing Your Account Online Today!  To learn more visit  If you already had an account, simply log in with your current username and password.  To register for a new account, you will need your student’s district student ID#.  If you do not have this number you may obtain it by logging into your Parent Portal account or by contacting your student’s school.

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.