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The Eatery

The Hamilton Middle "Eatery" offers your child a choice of delicious breakfast and lunch items plus various nutritional snacks.
The MMSD Food Service Department uses the computer system to record who is eating, amount of money being deposited in a student's meal account, amount spent, and free and reduced status. ID numbers are used each day so that the computer can electronically record this information.

Students eating lunch outside in a circle


The Menu for each week is posted in the cafeteria and in our daily announcements. The menu can be seen on the MMSD web site here.

Meal accounts

Parents have the option of making payments into that account so that their child need not bring money to school for meals each day. The account is a declining balance account, and you or your child will be notified when the account reaches a low or negative balance. Students will not be allowed to use their accounts until money is deposited. Deposits may be made into the account anytime.

Money envelopes are available in the cafeteria and the school office. Use one envelope per child. Place the child's full name, student I. D. number (this I. D. number was assigned to the student when he/she enrolled in a MMSD school and remains the same throughout his/her school years), and the amount enclosed on the envelope. Payment by check (made out to Hamilton Middle School) is preferred.

Free/reduced-price meals

Free/Reduced lunch and breakfast is available to those families that qualify. A new application must be completed EACH year. Forms are electronic only. Please note that an updated application must be completed by your family during the school year if your income changes. Forms are available on the MMSD website under the family tab. If you need further assistance, please call food service at (608) 204-4001.

Prepay online anytime, anywhere

Prepay with your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card, or a check. It's available 24/7 for your convenience. You have the ability to view your child's purchases. No lost money. It is a quick, easy and secure process.
Simply log on to School Cafe to register your child into the school lunch prepayment system.  Make a prepayment to your child's account using the secure website. 

A la carte

A variety of food items are offered in the a la carte line. There are 3 different main selections each day and additional items such as: bagels, fresh fruit, cookies, muffins, salads, French fries, etc. TO PURCHASE ITEMS, STUDENTS HAVE TO KNOW THEIR ID NUMBER.

Eatery value meals

This breakfast and lunch which is available each day provides students with 1/3 of their daily nutritional requirements. Students who receive free or pay a reduced rate are served the Value Meal with milk. ALL STUDENTS MUST ENTER THEIR ID NUMBER AT TIME OF PURCHASE (UNLESS PAYING CASH) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR LUNCH.

Contact: Food Services Manager, Hamilton Middle School Eatery, (608) 204-4817.