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We are so excited to welcome students to our new campus later this month. In anticipation of the start of the year, and school lunch, we are happy to tell you that the Federal Nutrition Application is now available in our Nutrition Portal, LinqConnect (formerly Titan).

Families must complete the application to receive free or reduced meals, or reduced pricing for transportation and/or field trips. You must re-qualify for benefits annually. To receive the benefit, you must complete an application. If you do not believe you will qualify for free or reduced lunch, you will not need to complete the application. The Only Exception: If you are a "direct certification" family, i.e. one that currently receives assistance from the federal government, you will automatically qualify in our system as long as your benefits continue. 

The Charlotte-based caterer Two Guys ‘N a Kitchen has provided our meals since 2018, and we are happy to inform you that we will continue with them this year. The sample menu can be found here. Full price meals this year cost $2.10 for breakfast and $4.30 for lunch.

We want you to know that we believe in the importance of feeding hungry students. When a student comes through the breakfast or lunch line, we will provide that child a meal and it will be charged through LinqConnect, whether you have set up an account or not.  We strongly recommend that all Charlotte Lab Families, regardless of income status or intention to eat school meals, set up an account in LinqConnect, add a payment method, and complete the Federal Nutrition Program application (application part is only for those that believe they qualify for free/reduced lunch). 

Steps for Setting Up your LinqConnect Account:

  1. Go to
  2. FOR NEW FAMILIES THAT DO NOT MEET THE FREE/REDUCED LUNCH QUALIFICATIONS, OR FAMILIES WITH AN EXISTING TITAN ACCOUNT: On the upper right corner, register to create an account with LinqConnect [or log in using your previous login account information with Titan from last year].
  4. You’ll be asked to enter the district →“Charlotte Lab School”
  5. You’ll be prompted to enter your address, and add the members of your family
  6. Complete all fields of the application by inputting your students and income [both from employment and public assistance if applicable]
  7. You’ll be prompted to enter an e-signature and submit the application.


Steps for Adding Payment method:

Once you have completed the meal application for your family (or created your Linq account), you can add payment methods–either one-time or recurring. There is a $2.60 processing fee each time funds are uploaded to a student’s account, no matter the amount.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected]. We look forward to serving your students soon!

Charlotte Lab School is pleased to announce that we are now part of the Federal Nutrition Program to provide free or reduced price meals to qualifying students.


We are proud to partner with Two Guys 'n a Kitchen to provide catered school breakfasts and lunches to students.


If you have any questions about the meals or the Federal Nutrition Program at Lab, please send email to [email protected].

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