Hungry Wolf Cafe
Welcome to our school lunch program. The Hungry Wolf Cafe team is committed to serving our students nutritious and great-tasting food. All menu items are cooked from scratch in house and everything is fresh, never frozen. We offer a hot lunch option as well as a salad bar with locally sourced items (some even from our own SFX garden).
Care of the whole person includes access to a nutritious, fresh, affordable, and tasty lunch which impacts our cognitive and physical development and as Kids for Others we prioritize the protection of “our common home” and God’s creation.
Ordering & Pricing
All lunch orders should be placed through Meal Manage. Please see the Meal Manage FAQs for more information about setting up an account and ordering. You receive a discount if you pay for the entire year or semester. Please see below for the rates:
**If a student forgets their lunch, the $7.00 will be charged to your Meal Manage account**
Each meal comes as is listed in the menu. It will have all components assembled on the tray; protein, fruit, vegetable and grain. This will expose our students to a variety of healthy food that they may not choose on their own. The menu is updated monthly and seasonal/local items will be served when available. The menu will be constantly evaluated and adjusted based on feedback from our customers – the Hungry Wolves!
HWC Success Story from an SFX Parent
Learning about SFX’s nutrition-focused approach to student lunch was a perk, but I had no what an impact it would have on our daughter and family! Going into Kindergarten, our daughter had the ‘typical’ six-year-old diet and mealtime was a source of frustration for everyone. We dreamed of having adventurous eaters, but chicken nuggets on repeat was our reality.
At the start of the school year we pumped up ‘hot lunch’ as a big deal and told her that’s what the big kids eat. Each month, we’d print the Hungry Wolf Café menu and allow her to circle what sounded good. It started slow – hamburger, hungry wolf bites, mac ‘n cheese, but as the months went on, her willingness to try new items grew and by the end of the year she was circling almost every day’s menu! Of course she doesn’t love it all, but she’s trying so many new things, is excited to tell us about lunch and mealtime at home is exponentially better for everyone. Having the salad bar is the best safety net because we both know that even if she doesn’t like the daily meal, she won’t be left hungry.
As a lunch mom volunteer, I see firsthand how fresh and delicious everything is and love how they ‘sneak’ in an assortment of sides to expose kids to as many foods and flavors as possible. I’m so grateful for the Chef Michelle Daniels, the Hungry Wolf Café and the team that’s putting together such a nutritious variety of foods for our kiddos.
Farm Raiser Bags
Wild Blueberry Project, SFX, and Sun Produce Co-op are so excited for you to experience the amazingness of this year's farm raiser program. All produce bags are delivered twice per month on Fridays to SFX and are filled with fresh, local produce from some of the best Arizona farms!
Your Sun Produce Farm Raiser subscription supports sustainability, local farms and businesses, Angel Families and the health and well-being of your family. Each bag comes straight from the farm, filled with fruits, vegetables, herbs, and greens.
Money raised helps pay for the cost of Hungry Wolf Cafe hot lunches and salad bar for our Angel Families. Sign up here. You can hold or cancel your subscription at any time. Subscriptions run September 2023 - May 2024.
Subscribers may purchase two farm bags and donate one of the bags to an Angel Family. You can also donate your farm bag to an Angel Family if you can't use it or will be out of town on the scheduled delivery day.
NEW this year! We are allowing add-ons to your bag like fresh goat cheese, freshly baked bread from Noble, bundles of flowers, and so much more!
If you have any questions on how to sign up, or you would like to donate your farm bag to an Angel Family, please contact Myriah Bonsall or Lori MacLeod.
The Hungry Wolf Café is committed to being a NUT-FREE kitchen. All menu items are free from peanuts, tree nuts and nut products. While we have a strict nut-free policy in our kitchen, we cannot guarantee that all products used are processed or manufactured in a nut-free environment. Please keep this in mind as you order lunch for your child.
Registered Food Allergy
The Hungry Wolf Café is committed to welcoming each and every student. If your child has a registered food allergy (documented through the SFX Health History Form), we will do our best to make accommodations where possible. The kitchen staff has created an allergy-prep zone to avoid cross-contamination and will share our procedures on food handling with concerned families.
The Hungry Wolf Cafe needs your help! Volunteer shifts are from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm every other week. Please contact Michelle Daniels if you're interested.
Farm Raiser Bags
We’ve partnered with Sun Produce Co-Op to deliver Farm Raiser produce bags directly to our campus.
Each bag is $30 and will provide seasonal fresh fruits and veggies with a recipe. Instructions for signing up can be found here.
Delivery dates are on Fridays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm outside the SFX Library: Sept 15 & 29; Oct 13 & 27; Nov 3 & 17; Dec 1 & 15; Jan 12 & 26; Feb 9 & 2; March 15; April 12 & 26; May 10
Phone: (602) 266-5364
Fax: (602) 279-0423
St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Catholic Elementary School
4715 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
St. Francis Xavier School, a faith community grounded on Jesuit principles of superior education, cultivates excellence in mind, body, and spirit sending forth Kids for Others.