Lunch PrePay

Parents, guardians can now pay for school meals online

Parents and guardians with children in the Carteret County Public School System can now pay for school meals online through an automated management system called

Carteret County Board of Education members approved the online payment option for parents at their September 7 meeting, and the program became available today. Complete information is available on the school system website at The link is posted on the right side of the page and titled "Pay For Your Child's School Meals Online." is a one-stop automated school meal account management. It brings school lunch into the age of technology. Using the secure site to make your payments and monitor your student's account gives you the assurance of knowing where your money is going and how it is being spent. Using will remove the stress that comes with making sure your student has cash for lunch. is an easy, secure and convenient way to pay for lunch. Facts:

  • You get quick and easy access to your child's meal account 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simple account set up process.
  • The ability to pay for multiple children's accounts with one single payment.
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Debit Cards
  • is a commercial free site. - No Pop Ups - No Advertising
  • We do not share any information with third parties, other than your financial institution and your child's school. Lunch Prepay is a secure site.
  • All you need is your student's NCWISE Number and Credit or Debit Card Number

Basic Membership:

  • No Annual Fee
  • Deposit money with ease using your Debit or Credit Card (5% transaction fee from credit/debit card on each deposited called a "service charge")
  • Flexibility to deposit money into multiple student accounts with one payment

Premium Membership:

  • $10 Annual (12 months) cover all students in household plus 5% transaction fee on each deposit - called a "service charge"
  • View Account Balances and 45 day Meal History
  • Low Balance notification via Email

To join the program, you will need two things with you at a computer. First, you will need your credit card or debit card. Second, you will need your student's NCWise Student Number, which can be received by contacting Frankie Sartin at 252-728-4583, ext. 126. With those two items in hand, START THE PROCESS BY GOING TO LUNCHPREPAY.COM. Click New User at the top of the left navigational bar and begin the process.

For more information go to or call Carteret County Child Nutrition

Department at (252) 728-4583 or email: [email protected]