Food Services

School Meal Program (SMP)
In the Japan District, the School Meal Program is operated by a School Food Authority (SFA) and is responsible for following the USDA regulations, guidelines and requirements of the SMP. While not the only SFA in the Pacific, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (The Exchange) is the largest provider of student meals on military installations. The Exchange also provides Free and Reduced-Price meals to students who qualify under Federal Guidelines. Additionally, in certain areas the school lunch program is run by the Navy Exchange (NEX) and the Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS) meal program.

Please see the listing below of what specific meal programs are offered in the Japan District, and which schools they apply to. 

The Exchange (AAFES)

Some school lunch programs in Japan, Korea, and Okinawa districts are managed by The Exchange.

School Lunch Menus are located on the webpage below:

The Exchange School Lunch Program page


Pacific Administrator
Craig Masek
Phone: 81-98-970-6380
Email: masekcr@aafes.com

For more information on payment options, pricing or nutrition visit The Exchange Lunch Program website listed above.

Schools Supported:


As of 28 AUG 2014

Dear Parents and Sponsors,

As promised last week, this is an important update regarding the school meals program (SMP) at DoDEA Guam District schools. We apologize for the recent and unexpected developments with the lunch program. Thanks to the outstanding response of our current interim contractor, we are making steady progress and contingency plans are on track. A selection of à la carte food and beverage options were made available this week for cash purchase as a temporary measure and beginning next week, menu and payment options are expanding as follows: 

  1. From 2-30 September, a wider selection of meals, à la carte food items, and beverages will be available for purchase either by cash or using a funded pre-paid account (k12paymentcenter.com formerly known as LunchPrepay.com). However, purchases through the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Program still will not be possible during this time. Accommodating special dietary needs or food allergies may remain very difficult during this period. Information on menus and pricing is attached.
  2. If current plans hold, beginning on 1 October, the standard SMP will be back in place. All payment options will be accepted including funded pre-paid accounts and the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Program. Menu and pricing information will be provided. 

Our contingency plans may change and we will keep you apprised. 

As always, you may also opt to pack a lunch/drink for your child that does not require refrigeration (no glass containers). A packed lunch may also be the best temporary option for those with food allergies or special dietary needs. 

The following information is very important for your planning and awareness. 


PRE-PAID ACCOUNTS:
 

Pre-paid account services for school meal purchases are handled by a third-party company. A pre-paid account is optional but recommended to minimize loss or mishandling of cash by younger children and reduce time spent in the lunch line. Sponsors who opt to participate must visit the following web site to create and fund a new account or fund an existing account: https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/Default.aspx 

For those new to the pre-paid option, it is similar to a pre-paid debit card. Students enter a PIN number to make meal purchases until the account balance gets too low to make any more purchases. Parents may fund pre-paid accounts in one of two ways:

  1. Beginning 30 August, pay online at the k12paymentcenter web site using a credit card (small transaction fee applies).
  2. Beginning 2 September, pay in person to the cashier in the school cafeteria (cash only, no checks or credit cards are accepted). 

All existing pre-paid accounts for currently-enrolled students have been transferred as follows:

  1. If a pre-paid account balance was POSITIVE, those funds will be available starting 2 September for school meal purchases.
  2. If a pre-paid account balance was NEGATIVE, the account balance has been reset to zero for the current school year and pre-paid purchases will NOT be possible until funds are added to the pre-paid account. The prior debt remains and you will be contacted directly for separate payment. 

Parents who wish to use the pre-paid option are encouraged to log into the k12paymentcenter web site this Saturday to check account balances in preparation for next week. Replenishing pre-paid accounts that are at or below $20 is recommended. The FAQ on the web site provides more details: https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/Help.aspx 


FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS PROGRAM:

While we expect to restore Free and Reduced Price School Meals purchases on or around 1 October, we are temporarily unable to process these types of purchases for school lunch. 

If you are experiencing financial stress as a result of the temporary loss of Free and Reduced Price School Meals benefits, please consider contacting one of the following aid societies directly: 

For active-duty Navy, Marine-Corps, Army, and Coast Guard sponsors:
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Guam
Naval Base Guam BLDG 472 39
Hibiscus Ave Santa Rita, GU 96915
COMM: (671) 564-1880
guam@nmcrs.org
FaceBook: http://on.fb.me/1qjb5Ja 

—OR— 

For active-duty Air Force sponsors:
Air Force Aid Society
Andersen AFB Consolidated Support Center
Yigo, GU 96543
COMM: (671) 366-6292
DSN: 366-6292
kamaile.long.2@us.af.mil 

These organizations are standing by to offer financial assistance and advice to eligible families. Families seeking assistance will need to provide:

  1. Recent LES
  2. Military ID Card
  3. Power of Attorney (if Servicemember is not in attendance); and
  4. Copy of a Free and Reduced Price School Meals program application processed/approved by the DoDEA Guam District Office either this school year (2014-15) or last school year (2013-14)* 

*The PDF version of this letter at the bottom of the page includes the Free and Reduced Price School Meals application forms and FAQ. If you need assistance, call (671) 344-9582. Please return the forms to your child’s school or mail to:

DoDEA Guam DSO
Attn: Student Meal Program
PSC 490, Box 7655
FPO AP 96538

Although we cannot honor Free and Reduced Price School Meals purchases at this time, we still encourage all potentially eligible families to apply for two reasons: first, you may become eligible for financial relief from one of these aid societies, and second, your child(ren) will already be enrolled for the program when our long-term Student Meal Program contract is fully restored on or around 1 October. 

If you are a returning family, please remember you must re-apply for the Free and Reduced Price School Meals program each school year. 

We are not aware of options for non-military families at this time, however, you may wish to contact one of these aid societies or other local charities to double-check eligibility requirements. 

Although DoDEA is not formally associated with these aid societies, we are most grateful for their generous and prompt support of our eligible students. 

Thank you for your continued patience and support during this transition period and we sincerely apologize to anyone affected by this situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at COMM: (671) 344-9160 or DSN: 344-9578. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Steven Bloom
Superintendent, DoDEA Guam District

Lunch Menu for Sept. 2014

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Schools Supported:

Navy Exchange School Lunch Program

School lunch programs located at Yokosuka, Atsugi, and Sasebo Japan are managed by the Navy Exchange (NEX)
Navy Exchange does not currently have a website set up for their school lunch program. 

Paul King
Food Services Manager
Navy Exchange Japan District

DSN: 241-2766
Local Tel: 046-896-2766
INTL Tel: 011-81-46-896-2766
Paul.King@nexweb.org

Schools Supported:


MCAS Iwakuni School Lunch Program

School lunch programs located at Iwakuni are managed by MCCS Iwakuni

POC: Lawrence Taylor, CFP 
Food Court General Manager 
MCCS Cross Roads Mall 
MCAS Iwakuni, JAPAN 

DSN: 253-3255 
Commercial: 011-81-827-79-3255 
Mobile 080-4667-1244 

Schools Supported:

Dollar Sign with Fork

 Free & Reduced Price
 Lunch Information

Camp Zama Schools (Sagamihara, Japan)

 

CAMP ZAMA APPLICATION FORM

For questions concerning eligibility, please call DSN 263-5441. Completed applications must be returned to the Parent Central Services (PCS) in BLDG 533. 

CFA Sasebo Schools (Kyūshū, Japan)

 

CFA SASEBO APPLICATION FORM

Point of contact at the Family Support Center (FFSC) is Mr. Norman Okada at 252-3372. The POC for NEX is Mr. Patrick Jenkins at 252-3478.

CFA Yokosuka Schools (Yokosuka, Japan)

 

CFA YOKOSUKA APPLICATION FORM

Completed applications must be taken to the Community readiness center BLDG 3365, FFSC 4th floor, Work and Family Life (WFL) Room 405.The point of contact for the application is Ms. Tricia Marino at DSN 243-­9632. The point of contact for NEX School Meal Program Coordinator can be reached at DSN 243-­4000.

MCAS Iwakuni Schools (Yamaguchi, Japan)

 

MCAS IWAKUNI APPLICATION FORM

For questions concerning eligibility, please call DSN 253-5064. Completed applications must be returned to the Child Development Center, or School Age Care Center, or Youth & teen Center or M.C. Perry Schools front Office.

Misawa Air Base (Honshū, Japan)

 

MISAWA AIR BASE APPLICATION FORM

For questions concerning eligibility, please call DSN 226-3504. Completed applications must be put into the Drop Box located in the Customer Service Area of the Base Exchange (BX).

NAF Atsugi Schools (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)

 

NAF ATSUGI APPLICATION FORM

For questions concerning eligibility, please call DSN 264-3628. Completed applications must be returned to the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Atsugi, BLDG 949.

Yokota Air Base , (Japan)

Application Form

 

Military Pay Scale

For questions concerning eligibility please contact the Free & Reduced Lunch Program Office 374th Mission Support Group Yokota Air Base, Bldg. 316 Rm 141 DSN: 225-0086/0095Comm: 315-225-0086/0095