LunchBox - Hot Lunch

Ardrossan Elementary School (AES) Lunchbox Welcomes You to our On-line Website! 

Registration & Ordering Begins September 7th!

Never Registered Before? Here’s How! 

Go to

Click the "REGISTER" menu at the bottom right hand corner to sign up.  Our school access code is AEHL.  Enter your name, email address (Use the same one as last year to receive your credits if you have) and phone number, then a user id that you will use for access to the hot lunches application.  Enter a password and then enter it again to verify that it is correct.

Once registered, you will be logged into the website

Important Note:  You need to know your child’s teacher assignment before you can continue. Please add your students by clicking on the "STUDENTS" button below or the "PROFILE" menu tab in order to proceed. Once your students have been added to the system you will be able to place lunch orders immediately by clicking the "Order" button below each child's name.  IT’S THAT EASY!

But I registered last year, do I register again?

Yes!  It is illegal for our program to have accounts for families with children who no longer attend our school.  For those of you who have forgotten your user name/password from last year, don’t fret, you get to start all over again. It is easier and more efficient to delete all accounts and start fresh.  This process will occur every new school year.  (Please see notes on Credits before you re-register.)

Not participating in hot lunch?  We encourage you to register even if your child does not participate so that you are able to receive emails about our hot lunch program and fundraisers that we hold throughout the year.

Why Online?

The Lunchbox implemented our on-line ordering solution 4 years ago.  We love it and all of our families love it too!  For us at The Lunchbox, it gives peace of mind that orders are entered directly by parents (or your children, it is that easy). This way reporting for ordering, distribution and costing are accurate, credits/refunds show immediately on your accounts, and the email distribution system allows us to be in direct contact with you.  Our system gives us the opportunity to send out E-news regarding new menu items, reminders (orders/payments are due; let you know what you ordered for the week; and what days you volunteered to deliver lunch.) 

What if I don’t have a Computer at Home?

Are you able to access a computer from your work, local library, or a family member?  We realize that this may be a concern for some families, but you can also access the website with mobile devices.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Is there a Cost to me?

Yes, the cost to participate in our hot lunch program is a one time annual $1.00 per child fee for the entire school year.  This fee will automatically be added to each student’s account upon the placement of their first lunch order.

How do I Pay?

Our on-line system allows us to offer you the opportunity to pay using your personal PayPal account, VISA, Mastercard, or AMEX.  Please note that similar to any on-line payment solution, there will be a transaction fee added to your final total. (2.9%+$0.30).

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 we will not be accepting a cheque or cash this school year.  We will however be accepting e-transfer to the following email address: 

If you are using this option please ensure you submit your payment by the closing date for that month’s ordering so that lunch orders can be processed on time.  If not received, the orders will be deleted.

Does The Lunchbox still need Volunteers?

Unfortunately this year with the new “Return to School Guidelines” we are not able to have any volunteers enter the school.  The preparation and delivery of Hot Lunch will be facilitated through our paid employees of the program which also allows our program that is operated in a licensed commercial grade kitchen to identify under the cafeteria parameters of EIPS.

The Lunchbox thanks you in advance for your patience and consideration as we start a brand new school year!  If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to

Support issues will be addressed within 24 hours and should be directed to