Increase parent and student satisfaction while reducing your workload with online payments and meal applications

Increase parent and student satisfaction while reducing your workload with online payments and meal applications
Editorial Team


With the federal government discontinuing meal waivers for the upcoming school year, most districts will be transitioning back to charging for meals. Horizon has tools that can speed up your lunch lines and minimize or eliminate cash handling, all while reducing workload, so you can focus on keeping students safe and healthy by serving tasty, nutritious meals quickly and efficiently. 


Parents love the convenience of online payments. And schools love that online payments reduce cash handling and increase participation. 

With over 2 million registered users, MyPaymentsPlus offers a user-friendly and fully integrated system that allows parents to complete all school-related payments online. Used in conjunction with Horizon’s point-of-sale system, MPP lets parents see account balances, make payments, create low-balance reminders, and set up automatic payments. Parents can also view what their children have purchased in the cafeteria. With MyPaymentsPlus, your school will be able to cut paper usage, reduce workloads, and improve parent satisfaction. 

Online School Meal Applications 

The process of capturing free and reduced applications can be overwhelming. Parents need an easy way to apply that also reduces application errors for schools. Horizon’s mobile-friendly solution follows USDA’s prototype for online free and reduced-price meal program applications and helps your families by simplifying the application process. 

The system guides users through the application process step by step. It is fully mobile-responsive, allowing users to complete applications from their computer, smartphone, or tablet. Horizon’s Online Applications solution is proven to increase accuracy, reduce labor costs, and make the busy free and reduced season more manageable. 

Horizon understands the business of school nutrition, and we take seriously our obligation to provide smarter tools for your school nutrition program. Horizon’s cloud-enabled solutions will help enhance, automate, and streamline your operation, improving accuracy and consistency across the board. The results? Faster lines, higher participation, cost savings, less waste, reduced workload, and increased satisfaction of students, parents, and staff. Contact us today to learn more about how we can improve and enhance your school nutrition program.