Food Services

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Welcome to the cafeterias of Lawrence Township.  The foodservice staff is committed to providing a variety of nutritious, attractively prepared foods at affordable prices in a safe and sanitary work environment to all our students and staff. 

Student nutrition is an important part of the educational process and hungry children cannot learn.

WIC Benefits

Families with children under 5 are also eligible to meal benefits from other sources.  Please click here to find out more.

Lunch Prices

Elementary:  $1.75
Middle:  $1.80
High:  $1.85

The price for breakfast is $1.25

Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals.  Reduce price is $0.30 for lunch and $0.20 for breakfast.
ELC Brook Park, ELC Winding Ridge, Brook Park, Crestview, Harrison Hill, Indian Creek, Oaklandon, Skiles Test, Sunnyside, and Winding Ridge are Community Eligible Schools (CEP) schools allowing free lunch and breakfast to all students.



The food service department uses a computerized meal payment program.  Elementary students are issued a personal meal account with a corresponding keypad number and high school students use their student identification card.  Staff is encouraged to have a meal account which can be established with the food service manager in each school.  Students or staff may make prepayment for meals by the week, month, or longer through the food service manager in each school.  Prepayment can also be made online through PayPams (see below).  Payment for meals is accepted by check or cash.  Prepayment is encouraged as this expedites the service to the student through the serving line, allowing more time to eat, and reduces the need for daily cash handling.

PayPams is a parent account management system that is available online at This system will allow parents to:

  • make payments to their student's food service account
  • view an account history of what their student has purchased
  • set up automatic payments
  • receive email when their student's account balance is low

After accessing the website, parents will need to registrar on the home page and then create their username and password along with their contact information.  Benefits include being able to pay from home or work any time of day or night with the money going directly into the child's account.  Major credit and debit cards that are accepted include Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card.  Information is confidential within the system and individual account balances will always be readily available to parents.

Lawrence Township is pleased to be able to offer this service to parents to provide convenience in keeping track of their child's food service account.

Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S. W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Contact Information

Lawrence Education and Community Center
6501 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236
Stephanie Tragesser, Director of Food and Nutrition Services (317) 423-8280
BBrittany Jointer, Assistant Director, (317) 423-8284
Angela Thomas, Supervisor, (317) 423-8285
Karen Harris, Office Manager/Accounts Payable,  (317) 423-8283