•  NEW!!  Complete the 23-24 Free & Reduced Application ONLINE!
    thru Campus Parent 
    (from the MORE tab, then Meal Benefits)

    [If you don't have a Campus Parent account, contact Tiffany @ 532-4026].

    Healthy Meals   

    Welcome to the Hellgate Elementary School Lunch/Breakfast Program. 

    Please feel free to contact Julie Smith (jsmith@hellgate.k12.mt.us), Food Service Director. Should you have any questions or need additional information in regards to the food service program, please call 532-4025.

    Breakfast cost is $2.25 per meal
    Lunch cost is $3.25 per meal
    Extra milk is $.50
    Adult breakfast cost is $3.00
    Adult lunch cost  is $5.00
    Students will bring home Free & Reduced Lunch Applications on the first day of school. Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2023.  If the application is turned in after October 12, all meal expenses that accrue for students will be billed at full meal expense, parents will be responsible for all expenses incurred. Please submit applications by the due date.  New applications must be filled out every year to determine qualifications.  Please contact 728-5626 with questions.

    Ways To Make Payments


    1. You can make cash or check payments to any of our building offices. You can drop it off yourself or send it with your student.
    2. You can mail checks to Attn: Food Service @ 2385 Flynn Lane, Missoula, MT 59808
    3. You can call Tiffany @ 406-532-4026 to make a card payment over the phone.
    4. You can make card or e-check payments through your parent portal under the food service tab. (If you do not have a parent portal set up or have forgotten your information, you can email or call Tiffany @ talfson@hellgate.k12.mt.us or 406-532-4026)


    (All card payments have a $1.50 transaction fee applied at time of payment)


    Breakfast Runs from 7:30am to 8:25am in Building #3 Cafeteria. All students are welcome and can enter through the main doors. Our breakfasts are 95% whole grain including all of our cereals with most being reduced sugar.


    Breakfast at Break for the Middle School runs from 10:09am-10:21am except on Thursday. Thursday will run from 10:21am-10:41am. 


    Lunch Times

    Building 1 10:55 - 11:50

    Building 2 10:55 - 11:50

    Building 3 12:00 - 1:00

    Building 4 12:13 - 12:48 MTWF 12:01 - 12:36 Th


       Lunch is served in the cafeteria of each building. Salad Bar is offered to Building #4 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Salad Bar is offered to Building #3 on Monday and Friday.  Building #3 and #4 students will type in their lunch number at the designated tills. Buildings #1 and #2 students will give the till person their name to be scanned. 


       Milk is included with your student's lunch meal. If your student would like to have just milk to go with their cold lunch or just to drink, they can purchase a carton of milk for $.50. We do not charge milk to your students account so they will need to have a positive balance of at least $.50 on their account to make a milk purchase. 


      Please let our school nurse know of any food allergies that your child may have so we can accommodate it accordingly.


    Low balance emails will be sent on Tuesdays.


    Negative Lunch accounts will receive a phone call and email on Thursdays to request that a payment be made. Lunch balances negative $50.00 or more without payment or making contact with us to find a solution will result in an alternative meal to be served to your student to reduce the cost to the district in the event the debt is never paid.


Last Modified on August 21, 2023