DoDEA Pacific Logistics

644-5792 (DSN)
Calling from US:
011-81-98-953-5792
Calling from Okinawa/Japan:
098-953-5792

Services Branch: Student Meal Program

The Student Meal Program (SMP) was established by a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Defense (DoD) in 1980. Its purpose, as directed by the USDA regulations and guidelines is to provide wholesome, nutritious meals to children daily. DoDEA schools serve over seven million meals annually in the United States and overseas.

DoDEA Pacific Lunch Students

In the Pacific, the Program is operated by a School Food Authority (SFA) and is responsible for following the USDA regulations, guidelines and requirements of the SMP. While not the only SFA in the Pacific, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (The Exchange) is the largest provider of student meals on military installations. The Exchange also provides Free and Reduced-Price meals to students who qualify under Federal Guidelines. Additional, in certain areas the school lunch program is run by the Navy Exchange (NEX), Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS) and Prestige Foods. Each District in the Pacific (Okinawa, Japan, Korea), including Guam, can provide more information on eligibility for the program.



Guam District

As of 29 SEPTEMBER 2014

Lunch Menu for October. 2014

Lunch Menu for November 2014

Dear Parents and Sponsors,

Thank you for your patience and support during transition.   The Application for Free/Reduced meals and Instructions for our DoDEA Pacific Guam District schools are now available online.  Applications are also available at the main office of your school.  You may hand deliver your application to the front office of the District Superintendent's Office (Bldg 100, USNH) or to any DoDEA Guam District school.  We expect to have free and reduced meal prices fully restored on 1 October for those families deemed eligible.

As a reminder, the K12 Payment Center is available for you to make lunch payments on line for your student(s). Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the on-line payment center.

Respectfully,

Steven R. Bloom, Ph. D.

DoDEA Pacific Guam District Superintendent

PRE-PAID ACCOUNTS:

Pre-paid account services for school meal purchases are handled by a third-party company. A pre-paid account is optional but recommended to minimize loss or mishandling of cash by younger children and reduce time spent in the lunch line. Sponsors who opt to participate must visit the following web site to create and fund a new account or fund an existing account: https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/Default.aspx

For those new to the pre-paid option, it is similar to a pre-paid debit card. Students enter a PIN number to make meal purchases until the account balance gets too low to make any more purchases. Parents may fund pre-paid accounts in one of two ways:

  1. Beginning 30 August, pay online at the k12paymentcenter web site using a credit card (small transaction fee applies).
  2. Beginning 2 September, pay in person to the cashier in the school cafeteria (cash only, no checks or credit cards are accepted).

All existing pre-paid accounts for currently-enrolled students have been transferred as follows:

  1. If a pre-paid account balance was POSITIVE, those funds will be available starting 2 September for school meal purchases.
  2. If a pre-paid account balance was NEGATIVE, the account balance has been reset to zero for the current school year and pre-paid purchases will NOT be possible until funds are added to the pre-paid account. The prior debt remains and you will be contacted directly for separate payment.

Parents who wish to use the pre-paid option are encouraged to log into the k12paymentcenter web site this Saturday to check account balances in preparation for next week. Replenishing pre-paid accounts that are at or below $20 is recommended. The FAQ on the web site provides more details: https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/Help.aspx

FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS PROGRAM:

While we expect to restore Free and Reduced Price School Meals purchases on or around 1 October, we are temporarily unable to process these types of purchases for school lunch.

If you are experiencing financial stress as a result of the temporary loss of Free and Reduced Price School Meals benefits, please consider contacting one of the following aid societies directly:

For active-duty Navy, Marine-Corps, Army, and Coast Guard sponsors:
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Guam
Naval Base Guam BLDG 472 39
Hibiscus Ave Santa Rita, GU 96915
COMM: (671) 564-1880
guam@nmcrs.org
FaceBook: http://on.fb.me/1qjb5Ja

—OR—

For active-duty Air Force sponsors:
Air Force Aid Society
Andersen AFB Consolidated Support Center
Yigo, GU 96543
COMM: (671) 366-6292
DSN: 366-6292
kamaile.long.2@us.af.mil

These organizations are standing by to offer financial assistance and advice to eligible families. Families seeking assistance will need to provide:

  1. Recent LES
  2. Military ID Card
  3. Power of Attorney (if Servicemember is not in attendance); and
  4. Copy of a Free and Reduced Price School Meals program application processed/approved by the DoDEA Guam District Office either this school year (2014-15) or last school year (2013-14)*

*The PDF version of this letter at the bottom of the page includes the Free and Reduced Price School Meals application forms and FAQ. If you need assistance, call (671) 344-9582. Please return the forms to your child’s school or mail to:

DoDEA Guam DSO
Attn: Student Meal Program
PSC 490, Box 7655 FPO AP 96538

Although we cannot honor Free and Reduced Price School Meals purchases at this time, we still encourage all potentially eligible families to apply for two reasons: first, you may become eligible for financial relief from one of these aid societies, and second, your child(ren) will already be enrolled for the program when our long-term Student Meal Program contract is fully restored on or around 1 October.

If you are a returning family, please remember you must re-apply for the Free and Reduced Price School Meals program each school year.

We are not aware of options for non-military families at this time, however, you may wish to contact one of these aid societies or other local charities to double-check eligibility requirements.

Although DoDEA is not formally associated with these aid societies, we are most grateful for their generous and prompt support of our eligible students.

Thank you for your continued patience and support during this transition period and we sincerely apologize to anyone affected by this situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at COMM: (671) 344-9160 or DSN: 344-9578.

Dr. Steven Bloom
Superintendent, DoDEA Guam District

Lunch Menu for October. 2014

Lunch Menu for November 2014

Click for PDF version of this message

Click for PDF archive of Aug. 22, 2014 message

Schools Supported:

Guam,Andersen ES,Andersen MS,McCool ES/MS,Guam HS

  



Korea & Okinawa Districts

The Exchange (AAFES)

Some school lunch programs in Japan Korea and Okinawa districts are managed by The Exchange.

School Lunch Menus are located on the Exchange School Lunch Program web page.

Pacific Administrator
Phone: 81-98-970-6380

For more information on payment options pricing or nutrition visit The Exchange Lunch Program website listed above.

  



Japan District

Navy Exchange

School lunch programs located at Yokosuka, Atsugi, and Sasebo Japan are managed by the Navy Exchange (NEX)

Navy Exchange does not currently have a website set up for their school lunch program.


Food Services Manager
Navy Exchange Japan District

DSN: 241-2766
Local Tel: 046-896-2766
INTL Tel: 011-81-46-896-2766

  

MCAS Iwakuni School Lunch Program

School lunch programs located at Iwakuni are managed by MCCS Iwakuni.

POC:
Food Court General Manager
MCCS Cross Roads Mall
MCAS Iwakuni, JAPAN

DSN: 253-3255
Commercial: 011-81-827-79-3255
Mobile 080-4667-1244

  

The Exchange (AAFES)

Some school lunch programs in Japan Korea and Okinawa districts are managed by The Exchange.

School Lunch Menus are located on the Exchange School Lunch Program web page.

Pacific Administrator
Phone: 81-98-970-6380

For more information on payment options pricing or nutrition visit The Exchange Lunch Program website listed above.