Childcare Lunch Costs

  • 1.  Childcare Lunch Costs

    Posted 12-05-2018 16:20
    If you have a childcare on your campus and outsource the food service would you please share what you think a reasonable cost per child is for lunch?


    David Wahr, CASP
    Owens State Community College
    Director, Business Operations
    Toledo OH
    United States (567) 661-7401 (o)
    (567) 694-9443 (c)

  • 2.  RE: Childcare Lunch Costs

    Posted 12-07-2018 18:31
    ​Hi David,
    California is an odd bird, minimum wage/labor costs drive up the costs of everything.

    That said, here's some data from the USDA:

    You'd need to do a breakeven based on your specific situation (i.e., number of kids, labor costs etc.). The government thinks ~$3.50 is fair for everyone in the lower 48.


    Aaron Neilson
    Director, Dining Services
    California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

    Pomona CA

    (909) 869-2788