CASH OR CHECK
Guardians will be responsible for their student/s meal balances. Please view the tab "Free & Reduced Meals" to apply online.
You can pay in person at the Child Nutrition Office (270 E. Bridge St.), or send the payment with your student to their school. Please place the payment in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the dollar amount and the check #. Make checks payable to Blackfoot School Lunch.
Note: Any account which has a check returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $10 Service fee. Additional collection fees may also be assessed.
Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits:
ONLINE PAYMENT Make Payment
Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience. Click on the https://linqconnect.com button to the right and follow the prompts. There is a $2.60 per transaction (not per student) fee each time you load money using this application.
A la Carte Varies
Each student is issued a student identification number when they enroll in the Blackfoot School District. Depending on the length of that ID number, we use all or part of the number for their meal account number. Funds maybe deposited in this account in any amount and may be used for complete meals, Ala Carte items, or to purchase milk. Payment may be made at the cafeteria, the Child Nutrition (CN) Office (located at the District Office 270 E. Bridge St. Blackfoot, ID 83221) , or on-line at https://linqconnect.com
We encourage payments be made in advance. Balances on the account will transfer with the student from year to year or when they move to another school. Negative balances are required to be paid before a student can check out of a school or before graduation. A student may also pay cash on a daily basis but will still need to use their ID number for accurate accounting. Using another student’s account is considered fraud and may lead to disciplinary action. Checks will be accepted for the purchase of meals only. Please write the student’s name on the check and make checks payable to Blackfoot School Lunch.
We currently allow students to charge meals. If you DO NOT want your student to be allowed to charge meals, please let Child Nutrition know and we can put a note on their account. Low and negative balance notices will be sent out weekly. You can contact the Child Nutrition office at any time to check the balance of your child's account. You can also monitor their account at https://linqconnect.com
Application for free and reduced price lunches must be resubmitted EACH YEAR, UNLESS you have been notified by Child Nutrition of Direct Certification. Applications are available at registration in each cafeteria, at the Child Nutrition Office, or online on at https://linqconnect.com The previous year's application remains in effect for a very short time but we must have a current, approved application on file. The student will be charged the full meal price for meals provided in between applications. Please read and complete the application carefully. Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be accepted. We would like to encourage families to submit the application if you think you might be eligible even if your child does not choose to eat in the cafeteria. Funding for several programs is based on the percentage of students eligible for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. All information is strictly confidential and numbers only are reported, NOT names.
Please encourage your student to use this system responsibly. The Blackfoot Child Nutrition Staff appreciates your cooperation and hopes the school meal experience is a pleasant one for your children. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Child Nutrition Office, 785-8861.
To request more information:
Contact Child Nutrition
Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
You can also request more information with this form: