Elementary Lunch FAQ

Beginning of School Announcement

For 2019-20, lunch service will be available on the first day of school, Monday, August 26.

All meals and milk/water must be pre-ordered:

  • The first deadline for ordering hot lunch or daily milk/water is Thursday, August 22, 2019 for the full week ahead -- Monday, August 26 through Friday, August 30.
  • The cost to order a beverage is 60¢ and is available daily. (Those ordering a meal will receive a beverage with the cost of their meal.)
  • Hot lunch will be available four days per week. Three menu options will be available each day -- both include a seasonal fresh fruit and veggie bar -- along with a choice of milk/water at a cost of $4.40. 
  • The school PTO/A will offer a pizza day fundraiser on the fifth day. Consult your school's PTO/A for information on how to order.

As the school year continues, Thursdays will always be the order cut-off for the next full week ahead for hot lunch or milk/water. For your convenience, orders may be placed at least one month in advance. We are sorry, but late orders cannot be accepted.

Food and Nutrition

In myMealOrder, simply select an item in the list to open a popup display of the nutritional information.

Parent/guardians of students with food allergies are encouraged to contact Quest Food Service Director Lindsey Borchers or call (847) 962-9957 for additional information and/or support.

Yes! A tempting assortment of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables are offered daily for students to select their own favorites -- and try new ones! The cost is included in the daily lunch price.

Menus for each school are presented on presented on myMealOrder as you make your selections.


The cost is $4.40 per lunch. This includes the entree, the fruit/veggie bar, and choice of milk or water.

You can purchase more than one daily lunch in myMealOrder. To order multiple lunches, please contact Quest Food Service Director Lindsey Borchers at 847-962-9957. The cost of each lunch is $4.40.

A link is provided to myMealOrder.com on our website. You will need your student's ID number to set up an account and get started.

The cut off day is Thursday for the full week ahead. For example, Thursday, August 22, 2019 is the cut off to order lunch or milk/water for the week of August 26, 2019, and so on.

You will need to pack a lunch and beverage for your student for the coming week.

Meals may be ordered at least a month in advance. As soon as the next month’s menu appears on myMealOrder, you may begin ordering meals or milk/water.

Menus for each school are presented on myMealOrder as you make your selections.

Each school PTO/A has its own ordering system for its pizza day. Visit your school PTO/A website for information on the cost and how to order.

No, that option is not available at this time. The cost of the beverage is rolled into the total lunch cost.

Your child will be given a wristband prior to going to lunch with the color of the wristband corresponding to the lunch that has been ordered for them. Students purchasing only a beverage will receive a band with the color indicating it is only for a beverage. The District 64 Quest employee will know which main entree to serve each student. Your child will then proceed to the fresh fruit and vegetable bar to choose the items they would like to eat, and select their milk/water. In the case of beverages only, students will go directly to pick up their milk/water. Quest and lunchroom supervisors will be helping students learn and follow the routine at their school.


Yes! The price of the hot lunch includes a beverage. Students may choose between milk or water when they are served their lunch.

Three choices of milk will be available daily: white 1%, white skim, and chocolate.

Yes, milk or water may be ordered for the entire year. Parents/guardians may choose to order more than one milk or water each day, too.

The cost of milk or water is 60¢ per carton/bottle. Remember, the cost of a hot lunch includes a beverage - you do not need to order it separately when ordering a hot lunch.

No problem! You can purchase more than one milk or water per day in myMealOrder.

Payments and Credits

myMealOrder will accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or electronic check payment. There are no cash transactions.  

You will receive a confirmation email with your transaction details. Orders can also be viewed in the myMealOrders Menu Option on the upper navigation bar at the top of the screen.

You may cancel your order anytime during the week prior. If you are unable to cancel using MyMealOrder, please contact Quest Food Service Director Lindsey Borchers at 847-962-9957.

After two consecutive days of illness, the District will credit to your account any lunches purchased beginning on the third consecutive day through the end of the illness.

Credit will not be given for unexpected vacation days. However, you may cancel orders in advance. Please see the cancellation policy above.

District 64 will issue an administrative credit to all families that purchased lunch or milk/water on that day.