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Lunch & Snacks

All St. John’s students, Early Childhood and Lower School, eat lunch at school. You may choose to have your child bring a lunch from home or order hot lunch from Vocelli's Catering. You also have the option of ordering milk to be served during lunch. Lunch and milk are purchased in advance so there is no need for your child to bring money to school for lunch. Children are not permitted to bring gum or soda for lunch.

Hot Lunch Program

Vocelli's Catering has many delicious offerings available to students such as: pasta, salad, chicken tenders, ham or turkey subs, macaroni and cheese, hamburgers and hot dogs. View the menu and ordering information below. Orders must be placed 7 days in advance.

Click here to order online. You will then fill out an account for your child and you are ready to order! For questions that can't be answered on the ordering website, please contact Suzanne Hustead, Lunch Coordinator, at

PLEASE NOTE: Vocelli's Catering will not offer lunch on Fridays due to Pizza Fridays. All children will need a packed lunch on Fridays if they do not order pizza.


Nut-Free Environment

St. John's strives to be a nut free environment. No nuts and products containing nuts (tree nuts and peanuts) of any kind are permitted for lunch or snack. This includes peanut butter sandwiches, trail mix, or any other items containing nuts of any kind. While we strive to be nut-free we cannot absolutely guarantee that the snacks we provide have been processed in a nut-free facility. Parents of children with food allergies may choose to provide their children’s snacks and lunch from home. While we encourage our children to be kind and generous citizens, they are not permitted to share food during lunch or at snack time.

Pizza Friday

The St. John's Parents' Association coordinates weekly Pizza Friday delivered fresh and hot by Vocelli's Pizza, Ellicott City. All Early Childhood and Lower School students may participate. Cheese pizza is ordered and paid for in advance once a yearly basis. The cost varies depending on the number of slices ordered (may order up to 3 slices of pizza per child). Parents must send any additional food items to accompany pizza from home. Click below to download a Pizza Friday Order Form.

Healthy Snacks

Children in Early Childhood are provided with a daily snack. Children attending Lower School (Grades K – 5), are encouraged to bring a nutritious daily snack. Water is provided during snack for Lower School children. Snack times vary by classroom at the discretion of the classroom teacher. Please remember that nuts and products containing nuts (tree nuts and peanuts) of any kind are not permitted for lunch or snack.


Milk is available and served at lunch time to children who have purchased it in advance. Download the Milk Order Form below.

Lunch Brought from Home

Many St. John’s students bring a lunch from home. In line with our Green School status, we encourage students to use a reusable lunch bag or lunchbox, a reusable cloth napkin, and washable utensils. Please remember that nuts and products containing nuts (tree nuts and peanuts) of any kind are not permitted for lunch or snack. Please include a cold pack in lunches that should remain cold and a thermos for items that should remain warm.