Food Services

In March 2015, Food Service Director Magazine recently announced the Best Food in School ranking for the country in 2015. Hunterdon Central was ranked #1 in New Jersey and #3 nationally.

Hunterdon Central uses a POS (point of sale) system in our cafeteria. Instead of using cash, students may have cash/checks deposited into a "“Food Service” Debit account.  This reduces time-consuming cash transactions, and makes lunch lines move much faster.

 Note that while cash will still be accepted in the cafeteria, our hope is that many parents will appreciate the ease and convenience of prepaying for their child’s lunch. Prepaid funds will be held safely in trust by the school district.

Parents/guardians can also choose whether their children can have unrestricted use of prepaid funds, (meaning that they can purchase anything sold in the school cafeteria) or purchase “Breakfast and Lunch Only”. Please indicate on the form below, how you would like prepaid funds to be allocated.

 We recommend that parents/guardians initially send a dollar amount large enough to last for a convenient length of time, since this will require replenishing the account fewer times throughout the year.  Checks/Money Orders should be made payable to "HCRHS.”   Student name and ID number should be placed on all checks. 

Please complete the Food Service Prepaid Form and return it with the deposit check/money order in an envelope marked "LUNCH PROGRAM." Please note that there is a $20.00 fee for returned checks.

Although it is preferred that all students utilize the debit system, cash will still be accepted at all registers.

We ask parents/guardians to assist us by encouraging sons/daughters to use their school I.D. when purchasing food. This will help move the lunch lines more quickly. Student photos will be attached to each account for identification and security purposes.

Any student graduating or not returning will only receive account balance refunds that are $10.00 or more. At the end of the school year all balances will remain on account for returning


If you have any questions, please contact 284-7113.

Online payment:

Hunterdon Central now offers PayForIt (PFI) - a secure online system which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for student cafeteria pre-payment accounts online. Please click to view information on PFI and learn how to set up an account.


Pre-Order Information:

Students and staff can pre-order sandwiches, paninis and salads online by 9:00 AM each day. Please click here to Pre-Order.

Students and staff can also fill out a pre-order form between between 7:00 - 9:00 AM in the Commons or the 9/10 Cafeteria.  Take completed form to the cashier and pay for your order.

 Your lunch will be ready for pick-up during Unit Lunch, by the deli bar in the Commons or in Cafe 173 on the 9/10 campus.  

Free & Reduced Lunch Form - Spanish

Wellness Policy

Click to view Hunterdon Central's Wellness Policy

Click to view Wellness Policy Evaluation Checklist

Summer Food Program

Click to view information on the USDA Summer Food Program