the cafe serving line

Cafe Food Services

The BLHS Cafe is a place for students and staff to relax and take a break from the school day while enjoying a variety of healthful foods. A daily hot lunch, salads, sandwiches and snacks are available for purchase.

Lunch Procedures


  2. There are 2 hot lunch lines where you may choose your main entrée

  3. You may also choose anything else that is offered on the lunch line.

  4. You MUST take a FRUIT or a VEGETABLE

  5. Milk is included with every meal

  6. We also have a Chef Salad meal option

Deposits can be made in 3 ways:

  1. A check or cash in a marked enveloped to the front office.

  2. A check or cash in a marked enveloped handed to any of our cashiers during the lunch lines (NO CASH BACK)


All purchases in the café are by touchless scanning only- student ID required

Lunch Ladies dressed in St. Patrick's Day gear

Cafe Payment Options

My Payments Plus

Deposit funds on your students' lunch card using My Payments Plus! Need support in setting up your account? Call 1-877-237-0946

Free and Reduced Lunch

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The application must be completed and submitted for every school year. Printable instructions and applications are available below.

2023-24 Parent Letter Instructions English USDA

2023-24 Spanish Parent Letter Instructions USDA

2023-24 Application - English

2023-24 Application - Spanish

Cafe Policies

BLHS Wellness Policy

Bishop Luers High School recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of its students. Please click the button to read our complete Wellness Policy.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statements

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Read the full statement below in English or Spanish.

General Information

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. General cafeteria policies and parent resources are available below.

Offer Versus Serve (OVS) at Lunch

Notification Letter for Households

Our school nutrition department participates in the National School Lunch Program, and implements Offer versus Serve. Offer versus Serve allows students to decline some of the food offered as part of a complete meal. The goals of Offer versus Serve are to reduce food waste in the school nutrition programs and to allow students more customization of the meal they select. For general OVS guidelines, please read the Understanding the Lunch Line section below.

Understanding the Lunch Line

All schools are required by USDA guidelines to have adequate signage posted in the cafeteria and on the serving line to help explain how students can create a complete meal. The friendly staff at your child’s school are happy to help as well.

At lunch, all students have the opportunity to choose from menu items that fall within five important food groups,  including milk, protein, fruits, vegetables, and grains. While the most nutritious lunch contains all of the offered items, we understand that sometimes our students do not like some of the items we serve. To make our customers happy, we like to give them the option to decline items they do not want to eat. 

Out of the five food groups your student is offered, they must choose at least three food groups to make a complete meal. One of the selections must be at least ½ cup of fruit or vegetable. Students who do not create a complete meal will be charged a la carte pricing for the items selected. 

Example Menu for Lunch*

Chicken Soft Taco 

1/2 cup Black Beans

1/2 cup Fiesta Corn

1/2 cup Strawberries

1/2 cup Diced Peaches

8oz of Milk

With Offer Versus Serve at lunch, your student could choose: 

  • Chicken Soft Taco and Fiesta Corn (Protein + Grain + Vegetable = 3 food groups)

  • Chicken Soft Taco, Strawberries, and Milk (Protein + Grain + Fruit + Milk  = 4 food groups)

  • Black Beans, Fiesta Corn, Strawberries, Milk (Vegetable + Vegetable + Fruit + Milk = 3 food groups)

Even though the school participates in Offer versus Serve, students are not required to decline items, in fact they’re encouraged to take all five food groups, but the choice is up to them! If your student comes home and says they did not get enough to eat at lunch, ask if they are taking all of the food group offerings. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Terri Dossen 456-1261 EXT.3101 if you have any questions about the offered menu. 

*Keep in mind that some cafeterias offer multiple options within each food group. Sitting down with young children to review the menu ahead of time will help ensure they are prepared as they come to the cafeteria for lunch.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.