Junior School Bagged Lunch Program

The Junior School Bagged Lunch Program is meant for students who are currently on the waiting list for the Junior School Hot Lunch Program or who just want a meal program that is quick, delicious, nutritious and environmentally friendly! Compostable box consists of the special entrée of the day, a recyclable tetra boxed Oasis Hydra-fruit drink, whole fruit, dessert, and compostable wooden cutlery and napkin.
New for the 2019-20 school year: All grades (1-7) are invited to participate in this program.  Grade 2-7 will come to the dining room to pick up their lunch once they tell the foodservice attendant their name. Grade 1s will have their boxes delivered to the primary wing and the teacher or school staff will assist with distribution of their meals.

Here’s how it works

Yearly enrollment:

Enroll online (only available for registration between August 21 to September 21, 2019) for service for the whole school year by filling out the one-time yearly order form. Please make sure your son wants this as this is a full year commitment to the program. If you are unsure, you can still order bagged lunches on a monthly basis on the website (see information below). Yearly enrollment can be paid upfront with a one-time payment or you can also choose the installment plan that will come out of your account at the beginning of each school term. 

Yearly enrollment is now closed. Monthly enrollment remains open throughout the year.

Monthly enrollment:

After the deadline for yearly ordering has passed, the yearly enrollment option will no longer be available. Parents, however, can still sign up for monthly ordering.

Monthly orders are due on the last Wednesday of the month PRIOR to the delivery month (i.e. October’s orders would be due Wednesday, September 25, 2019, and November’s orders would be due Wednesday, October 30, 2019, and so forth.) See the deadline chart below. 

Orders are placed for a whole week worth of lunches.  For example: If you would like to order for the last week in September, you will have to order lunch for all days of September 23-27, 2019. 

This will be charged monthly and will be at a cost of $9.50 per day and charges depend on the number of operational days in the week. Some weeks are shorter for days when there is holidays, early dismissal, or Pro-D days. See the FAQ section for more information. 

Sign up for monthly ordering.

Orders for:

Deadline date to order by at 5:00 pm:

 August 30, 2019
September 25, 2019
October 30, 2019
November 27, 2019
December 18, 2019 (orders will need to be in earlier due to Winter break) 
January 29, 2020
February 26, 2020
March 11, 2020 (orders will need to be in earlier due to Spring break)
April 29, 2020
May 27, 2020

Occasional last-minute emergency orders:

Because we know that life happens, there may be the need for emergency orders where a student may not have food for lunch for situations where they may have forgotten it at home or other reasons. We definitely do not want a child to go without food for the day so parents can simply call the Food Services Department at 604-222-5805 to place a last-minute order with the kitchen. This will need to be ordered either by the parent, guardian, or an SGS staff or faculty member that approves payment to the student account number. Charges will be at a cost of $9.50 per lunch order. 

For further inquiries, please contact the Director of Foodservices, Melissa Gaudiel at 

General Inquiries

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  • How do charges work?

    YEARLY ENROLLMENT: A one-time charge of $1350 for the year would be billed on your student billing once your completed form has been submitted. If you choose to pay by term, the instalments will be billed as follows: 1st term upon enrollment, 2nd term will be billed in December and the 3rd term would be billed in April. The commitment is for the full year regardless of whether you choose the full year payment plan or the 3 term payment plan.

     Your account will be billed the month after your order month. For example, if you ordered lunches in April, you can expect to receive your bill in May. Billing all depends on how many operation school days are in the week. Days vary depending on holidays, school closures, early dismissals etc. 3 Day week= $28.50, 4 day week= $38.00, 5 day week = $47.50
  • What if my son is part of a club/group that takes field trips offsite?

    Students that are a part of clubs, academic groups where bagged lunches are ordered by their teacher/club leader for offsite trips must be responsible for informing their teacher to alert the Food Services Department when they are absent at least 72 hours prior to their departure so that there are no duplicate bags made and wasted.
  • When do I enroll?

    The enrollment period was August 21, 2019, to September 21, 2019. Yearly enrollment is now closed. Monthly orders remain open throughout the year.
  • What if my son ends up getting into the Dining Hall Hot Lunch program during the year?

    If you get into the hot meal program, then please let us know via e-mail to the two e-mails listed and we will transfer your son’s/your status to the hot lunch program :  and
  • How are allergies accommodated by this program?

    It is the responsibility of the parents to alert the Food Services Department AND the Health Department of any allergies or restrictions.

    Any students that have restrictions or allergies will be given an alternative to the posted menu.
  • If my son is unable to pick up his lunch, can a friend pick it up on his behalf?

    Bagged lunches will only be given to the participant who’s name is on the bag or their teacher/club leader. If you know in advance that your son will be busy on this day to pick up his lunch, you can call down to the kitchen line and alert that he will be late picking up his meal. They can then set it aside. Otherwise, the only other person that is eligible to pick up his lunch is his teacher.
  • When and where are the bags picked up?

    Pick up times:
    11:30 am Junior School - 1st floor dining room by elevator for Grades 2-7.
    Grade 1s will be distributed by their teacher in the primary neighbourhood.

    If you are lost - look for anybody in a white and red uniform that says “Sodexo”.
  • What's in the bag?

    Last year, we changed to a compostable box which reduces the amount of disposables we use!

    • 1 Entrée of the Day
    • Organic Oasis Hydrafruit Recyclable Juice Box
    • Fruit/Vegetable of the Day
    • Dessert of the Day
    • Napkins and Cutlery
  • How does the Bagged Lunch program incorporate healthy and environmentally sustainable practices?

    Sodexo and St. George’s School is committed to serving healthy options to our students and the SGS community for all meals.

    For the bagged lunch program at St. George’s School, these are just some of the practices we follow in regards to being environmentally friendly:
    • compost program is in effect where we have bins that get taken away to turn the waste into reusable compost
    • compostable paper wrap and/or paper boxes for our entrees
    • unless we do a prepackaged item (i.e. granola bar), everything in the box is compostable
    • wooden cutlery that is compostable
    • recycled napkins that are not dyed white and compostable
    • 100% Organic tetra pack beverage that is recyclable 
    We have compost bins in the dining room server. We know that once the bags leave the dining room, they get brought to where ever it is that your son will eat.

    We encourage  you to please remind your son to make sure he takes note of where the green compost bins are located in the school so that they make it to the green bins.
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