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LINQ Connect - Meal Management System

Hawthorn District 73 is pleased to introduce LINQ Connect, our new meal payment and menu planning platform, launched on April 1, 2024. This upgrade replaces K12PaymentCenter with a more user-friendly and integrated service, designed to simplify managing your child's meal account. All families, regardless of meal eligibility status, will need to set up a new account on the LINQ Connect portal, powered by Titan School Solutions.

We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition and will guide you through setting up your account, adding funds, and accessing meal menus.

Thank you for your cooperation, and welcome to a better dining experience with LINQ Connect!

What is LINQ Connect?

LINQ Connect brings a comprehensive suite of tools to manage your child’s school meal experience. With LINQ Connect, you can safely access your account either through our app or online, finding all the features you need at your fingertips. The platform offers automatic payments, low balance notifications, and detailed transaction reports in real-time. Experience the convenience of a unified dashboard to manage funds and monitor meal activities for all the district students in your household.

How to Set Up Your LINQ Connect Account

1. Create a Free Account

Go to linqconnect.com. Access from any computer, tablet or mobile device. The user-friendly portal makes signing up easy and quick.

2. Add All D73 Students in your Household

Have student ID numbers handy!

3. Add Funds & Apply

Add funds securely to student accounts and apply for free and reduced meals.

Account Setup Guide


Download the App for iPhone

Download the App for Android

We strongly encourage all parents to download the LINQ Connect app for an enhanced meal management experience.

LINQ Connect Features

  • Real-Time Account Management
  • Easy Account Replenishment
  • Autopay
  • Spending Limits
  • Meal and Purchase Tracking
  • Multi-Student Management
  • Notification Alerts
  • Menu Access and Nutritional Information
  • Language Selection
  • Convenient Free and Reduced Meal Application

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Conveniently apply for free and reduced meal programs online or through the app, streamlining the application process and ensuring your child receives the benefits they are entitled to.

Free/Reduced Meal Application

Need Additional Assistance? Contact Family Liaison Gabriela Cervantes at cervantesg@hawthorn73.org or 847-990-4245