Lunch in Hand

nutritious school lunches


Dear Thornton-Donovan Parent,                                                                                  August 12, 2014


Lunch in Hand will return with our Lunch Club this September starting on the first day of school, September 11.  This will be our fifth year providing Thornton-Donovan with balanced healthy lunches for your student.  For information on our food and the Club visit our website


To Register and Pay for the Lunch Club go to To receive the 7% early bird discount, your deadline is Friday, September 5.


Here are the basics of our Lunch Club: 


Click for Sept Menu


 (Click for Oct Menu)


  • Complete Hot Lunch includes entrĂ©e, potato/grain, vegetable, 100% juice or water, dessert - fresh fruit.
  • Our Lunch Coach serves students in the T-D cafeteria. 
  • Lunch Club runs Monday through Friday when school is in session.
  • Student Trial Lunch: your child can try our Lunch Club for one month.  Email us by October 9 if the club is not for him or her. We will refund you for the lunches not used.
  • If your lower school child does not like an upcoming lunch, please let us know at least 24 hours ahead of time. Middle and high school students will let the Lunch Coach know ahead of time.  She keeps records.   
  • Menus are created each month and will be emailed to you at the end of the previous month.



About our Food 

  • All the chicken we serve is Antibiotic and Hormone free
  • We prepare all the food we serve in our commercial kitchen.  Nothing contains fillers.
  • All the fruit we serve is fresh and cut by us. Apples are purchased at a local Farmer's Market.
  • Nut free! Nothing contains nuts. Bread is purchased from a location that is nut-free.
  • We offer whole grains - bread is whole wheat.
  • If your child has allergies, please note them when you register your child online.
  • If you require a special diet: Vegetarian, Dairy free, etc please call or email us.
  • Each menu includes:
    • Meat: chicken, beef, pork
    • Fish: white fish filet, breaded fish and shrimp which is new
    • Vegetables: broccoli, string beans, roast carrots, peas & carrots, roast cauliflower
    • Fruit: (2 to 3 x wk) pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe, berries, apples, bananas, oranges
    • Dessert: 2x a week: cookie, cake, yogurt


Our Food Philosophy

  • We believe in variety and continue to offer different foods.  We work hard to vary the menu and listen to both parents and children. 
  • We offer substitutes.  The Lunch Coaches will encourage every child to try a small piece of the food they "don't like."  Studies show that you have to try something at least 7 times to know if you like it.  We encourage you to try this at home. 
  • A child will never go hungry.  We offer seconds and sometimes thirds for growing children. 


Pricing Click Here

  • Discounts - we offer an early-bird discount. You must pre-pay by September 5 and again in January. We also offer sibling discounts.  All the prices are online.
  • We require a half year commitment, September - January and again February - June.
  • Arriving after school starts? Contact us and we will pro-rate the Lunch fee for you. Please note, if you are enrolled in the school and wait to enroll your child in the Lunch Club after October 1, there will be a $60 administrative fee but your club will be pro-rated.


Contact us with any questions or concerns at or call 914-380-5084.

We will do our best to accommodate you in every way we can. 


Candida Canfield

Founder - Lunch in Hand and Dinner in Hand


134 Calton Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804   914-380-5084