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K12 Lunch System

Great News! Dealing with your children’s lunch money just got a lot easier. You can now add money to your child’s meal account, transfer funds, and see their cafeteria purchase history all securely online from your computer, tablet or smartphone!

UCA will no longer pre-order lunches. What this means is students will need to have money on their lunch account in order to receive lunch. The lunch choices are remaining the same, but the student will be able to choose that day what to eat.

If you have already been using K-12 with us there is nothing you need to do as far as set up. Simply log-in and choose "Meal Payment" (it has a piggy bank next to it) this is where you will add money to each child's account to ensure they can come get lunch. This applies to all students.

With K12PaymentCenter the chances of lunch money getting lost or stolen significantly decreases. You can schedule recurring payments, set up low balance notifications, and transfer funds from one child to another. It will also save your payment history and receipts so you can refer back at any time. You will have access to your child’s account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How Do You Get Started? It’s simple!

  • Go to from your web browser
  • First time users click “Sign Up” then select your state and district from the drop-down lists
    • (Choose Uwharrie Charter Academy)
  • Fill in your information to set up the account
  • Click “Manage Students” to add your student(s) with their last name and student ID number
Once you create your account and add your students, you will have access to your student’s meal account balance and cafeteria purchase history for FREE! When making meal account payment there is a small convenience fee per transaction (not per child) to cover payment processing.

For more information or questions about using K12PaymentCenter please go to or email [email protected]

Free School Meals Family Application

To apply for Free Lunch, you must complete the 2022-2023 Free Lunch Application.pdf

In order for the application to be processed, we will need for you to complete the application and provide the required documentation. Please note the only approval for Free Lunch is if your family currently receives food stamps. You will be asked to attach photo or scan of your food stamp card with the Notice of Eligibility from DSS. Please be sure to include your food stamp card number and case number on the form. Please turn the form into the main office of your child's school.
It is important that your child packs or pays for lunch online at until you receive a notification of approval for free lunch. 
Elementary Lunch Schedule

  • MON - Chick-Fil-A Nuggets
  • TUE - Tres Garcias Tacos
  • WED - Chick-Fil-A Sandwich
  • THU - Little Caesars Pizza
Middle/High Lunch Schedule

  • MON - Chick-Fil-A Nuggets
  • TUE - Little Caesars Pizza
  • WED - Chick-Fil-A Sandwich
  • THU - Tres Garcias Tacos

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