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Payment Options

How to Pay for Meals

MySchoolBucks gives MRH families the convenience and flexibility of one account to securely pay for all of their students' meals and more with a credit card, debit card, or electronic check. With MySchoolBucks, parents are able to register for an account and view account balances or recent purchases in the school cafeteria, add money to their student's account, and set up low balance alerts through this system. Please note there is a small online fee per transaction.


Parent Letter

MRH also accepts cash or check. Please make the check out to “MRH School District” and write the name and ID number of your child so we know which account to deposit it in. Any cash will need to be sent in a sealed envelope with “MRH School Nutrition Services” written on the outside with your child’s name and ID number. Any cash received without this written information will be deposited into our Angel Fund. Deposits will be made into the student's account at the end of the day.

Charging of meals is a privilege. We will not deny any student a meal or give them a replacement meal because we believe children should not be shamed in any circumstances. 

You will be notified at least once a month if there is no money in your child’s account either through the student’s take-home materials, mail, or email. We strongly encourage families to prepay to prevent these notices. 

Policy EF-AP(1) has more details about meal charging.

Helping Families Financially

If you have had a change in financial status and /or the number of members in your family, please fill out a new Free and Reduced Meal Application to see if you qualify for meal benefits. If you still do not qualify for benefits, please contact the School Accountant to work out a payment plan. We are willing to help out as much as we can.

To request a refund or transfer of funds to a sibling, please fill out this form and send it to Irene Wan through email,, or mail to MRH School Nutrition Services, 7539 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO 63143.

Would you like to help pay for school meals for a child in need?

Donate via MySchoolBucks: [This is not available just yet.] Families using the MySchoolBucks secure, online payment system may donate online through their established account. You'll see a Random Acts of Kindness option where funds may be donated to Maplewood Richmond Heights district-wide program. Please note that MySchoolBucks online fees for meal payments also apply to donations.

Donate via check: Families may write a check to support students in need who have outstanding meal balances. Please make your check payable to: MRH School District. When donating, please put the check in a sealed envelope with a note saying it is for “Meal Donation.”

Donate end-of-year balance: Families may donate part or all of their remaining balance to help students with negative meal balances. Use this form. You may also call MRH School Nutrition Services at (314) 446-1722.