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Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program for Children (Summer EBT)

.. also known as SUN Bucks, is new in summer 2024. Summer EBT provides grocery benefits to low-income families with school-aged children when schools are closed for the summer. Summer EBT benefits will either be loaded to a household’s Ohio Direction Card or a benefit card will be sent in the mail in a plain white envelope addressed to each eligible child.

Families will receive a one-time benefit of $120 for each eligible child and can use the money to buy food during the summer at grocery stores, farmers markets, and other authorized retailers

If your child(ren) already receives free or reduced priced meals at school, you don’t need to do anything further to receive the Summer EBT benefits.  If you’d like to see if your family is eligible, you can fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application at any time.

For more information visit Sun Bucks or contact Jill Lauter at jill.lauter@northcantonschools.org.

Summer Meals

Some children don't look forward to summer because school is their only reliable source of nutritious meals.  The Summer Food Service Program meals have a new name, now called SUN Meals!  All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.

The Ohio SUN Meals location finder map goes live in mid-May as summer meal programs begin. Check the page weekly for live updates to the map and find summer meals throughout the summer.




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Application for Free and Reduced Meals:
We encourage you to complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application form. The United States Department of Agriculture has not extended the meal waivers that were enacted to allow schools to provide delicious, nutritious meals for our students at no charge to families during the pandemic. To determine if your students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, you are required to fill out the application. We encourage you to fill out the online Free and Reduced Priced Meal Application at PaySchools Central which is available at PaySchools, you can click on the links on the right to access our Online Free & Reduced Price Meals Application and the downloadable application. Paper applications can be picked up at the district office entrance hall or you can email Jill Lauter at jill.lauter@northcantonschools.org to request a paper or e-file application.

*Please note that the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application must be completed every school year and you can reapply as often as needed throughout the year if your household income amounts change.

Meal Account Payments

PaySchools Central Online Payment
Our Point of Sale system is set-up to take credit/debit cards and electronic checks via PaySchools Central and can be quickly accessed by clicking on the PaySchools Central button on the right. Simply set up an account for your child(ren) using their PIN (student ID) number. This system will allow you to view purchases, add money to their account, schedule automatic payments and send you email reminders of your child’s account balance if you wish. This is the same system you would use to make School Fee Payments as well. You do not have to pay online to view your child’s account.  Click on the "PaySchools User Tutorial Video" link on the right for more information or you can call 
PaySchools Parent Hot Line at 1-877-393-6628.  

Payments can be made at school

Your student can bring a check or cash to school to add to their meal account.  Have checks made payable to NCCS Food and Nutrition Services.  When sending cash or check with a students in kindergarten through 5th grade, please place it in an envelope marked with the student's name and "meal account" or "lunch money".  Older students can hand a check or cash directly to the cashier when they're getting their meal. 

Please Note
All meal account balances from the end of the 2022-2023 school year have been carried over to the new school year. You can
check your students accounts and add funds at PaySchoolsCentral.com.



We encourage parents, students and staff members to familiarize themselves with our School Wellness Policy, located on the right hand side of this page. Please contact Superintendent Jeff Wendorf or Jill Lauter if you would like to get involved and become a member of the Wellness committee.

Our Meal Charge Policy is located on the right hand side of this page for your review. Our school meal charge policy was created with the following goals in mind:  

  • To establish a consistent process for the district regarding payment of school meals
  • To be respectful and always provide equal opportunity for all students
  • To maintain the financial integrity and monetary responsibility of school nutrition programs







Jill Lauter, CDM 
525 7th Street NE
North Canton, Ohio 44720
(330) 497-5600 ext 1234




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PaySchools User Tutorial Video

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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.