School Lunch


The school cafeteria is open daily.

Student lunches cost:

Lunch Item Cost
Lunch Tray (milk included) $ 3.50
Milk $ 0.50

Hickory cafeteria will continue using a debit card format instead of tickets. Each student will have a card which can be pre-loaded with money. Each time your child purchases lunch the amount will be subracted from your card. We recommend that you deposit $105.00 which would enable your student to purchase 30 lunches. You can, of course, deposit any amount onto the card. Prepaid meals may be purchased on-line at If you are paying by check, please make payable to TUSD/Food Services and place in the Food Services box in the Hickory office BEFORE school begins.

Students are not to pay with cash in the cafeteria line. A monthly menu will go home the first day of school and each month thereafter, the menu is also available on our school website.

Lunches at School

If your child forgot to bring lunch to school then you can drop it off at a folding table next to the doors by the cafeteria. We are not calling classrooms and having students come to the office to pick up their forgotten lunches. It is important that classes are interrupted in their learning. If students feel that their forgot their lunch then they will look on the table for a labeled lunch with their child's name on it. If their lunch is not there then they will buy lunch that day.