• The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfast (where available) and lunch for children each school day.

    Meals free of charge WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE to those students who qualify through Direct Certification (members of household receiving assistance under NJ-SNAP, TANF or Foster Care), Categorical Eligibility (Foster with a Letter, Homeless or Runaway with documentation) and/or household income applications.

    Effective for the 2023-2024 school year, there is a new program expanded to qualify more children for free school meals.
    Click on the link to view the flyer - NJEIE Flyer

    The district will be using PaySchools to manage student’s meal accounts.  Through PaySchools, you can set up accounts, manage the accounts, complete the free/reduced meal application, pay balances and set up auto replenishment.


    If you have not set up an account with PaySchools, please click the link below to begin the registration process and follow the instructions.


    Manage Lunch Account


    We have also attached flyers from PaySchools to help you through the process.

    5 Simple Steps to Manage your Students Lunch Account

    PaySchools Central Account Setup

    PaySchools Central Meal & Fee Payments

    PaySchools Central Free & Reduced Application

    Guide to use PaySchools Meal Application Kit (Spanish)

    If you have any issues or questions regarding setting up your account and/or meal application, please call PaySchools Customer Service at 1-877-393-6628.

    Paper applications will be available by request at each of the district schools or by contacting the Business Office, Chris DeLeonardo, cdeleonardo@marsd.org, 732-705-4016 or Chartwells, caroline.grant@compass-usa.com, 732-705-5320. 

    Please return paper applications in one of the following ways:

    • Return application to your child's school
    • Via email - cdeleonardo@marsd.org
    • Via fax - 732-705-4091
    • Via USPS - MARSD, Business Office, 1027 Route 34, Matawan, NJ  07747

    Please be reminded that if your child was eligible for free or reduced meals as of June 30, 2023, he/she will still receive the same benefit until the district's 30th operating day, which is October 20, 2023.  

    To continue to receive benefits after October 20, 2023, a new application must be completed, submitted and processed either electronically or by completing a paper application.  If you have not completed and submitted a meal application for the 2023-2024 school year, by that date your child(ren) will revert to full pay for all meals, for which you will be responsible for paying.

    If you have any questions, please contact either the Business Office (Chris D.), 732-705-4016 or Chartwells, 732-705-5320 .

    8550-Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges (M)



Last Modified on August 30, 2023