The holidays are over and it’s time to get back on schedule. As the kids return to school, are you stumped about what to send for lunch? Your local Strack & Van Til Food Market offers an array of midday meal options, quick breakfast ideas and simple snacks that will earn an A+ with the lunch bunch and make your life a lot easier.

Start with lunchmeats and cheeses sliced the way you like them in the Deli Department or pick up convenient Grab-and-Go prepackaged varieties.

“Choose items to make popular sandwiches like ham and Swiss, turkey and Colby Jack or bologna and American cheese or mix up the flavor with specialty meats and cheeses,” says Deli Director Kristin Snow. “We’ll slice your favorite meats or cheeses — thick, thin or shaved — at our deli service counter, so all you have to focus on is making the perfect sandwich.”

The kids will look forward to their lunch break when you send spicy Cubano smoked ham, cherrywood smoked ham, herb and garlic chicken breast, peppered turkey and more. Pair them with King’s Hawaiian sandwich breads or an assortment of pita bread or wraps. The Strack & Van Til Deli even offers Atoria brand cauliflower coconut wraps for the carb conscious.

In a time crunch for making lunch? Try pre-made sandwiches. “The Deli Department offers a selection of kids’ box lunches, which include two King’s Hawaiian mini sandwiches made with ham or turkey, a bag of individual chips with a dessert snack and a juice box in a clever lunch box for only $4.49,” notes Snow. “Many adults also love this no-hassle and all-inclusive lunch.”

Try a $6 store-made sub on freshly delivered Turano rolls in Italian, ham or turkey varieties or a half sub for only $3.50. Complete the sandwich with snacking cheeses such as Mini BabyBel, Laughing Cow wedges or Belgioioso. There are also deli string cheeses, cheese curds and cheese crisps. Add a Van Holten’s Pickle or an Oh Snap! Pickle, carrots, cool beans or pickled peas and you’ve got the ideal meal.

According to Center Store Director Tom Steliga, Strack & Van Til is featuring a bonus Box Tops promotion this week.

“Buy five participating items in one transaction and earn 50 bonus box tops,” Steliga explains. “Purchasing participating Box Tops items helps provide funds for supplies for students and teachers.”

In fact, the new Box Tops app, available in the App Store or Google Play Store, makes it easier than ever to earn cash for your school. “Gone are the days of clipping, collecting and sending physical Box Tops to school, thanks to the app,” says Steliga. “Just buy and scan and your school will benefit.”

Simply purchase your favorite Box Tops products marked with the new Box Tops label. Use the mobile app to scan your receipt, and the Box Tops app automatically finds qualifying products on your receipt. Box Tops are instantly identified and credited to your school’s earnings online.

For more information on this week’s Box Tops promotion, see the Strack & Van Til weekly ad at To learn more about the Box Tops apps, visit

Still need meal ideas? Strack & Van Til Sales Manager Mike Nisevich recommends you check the aisles for ready-to-eat breakfast and healthy snack options, plus quick heat-and-eat meal solutions. “We work from dawn to dusk to make going back to class easier,” he says.

Getting ready to go back to school doesn’t need to feel like being unprepared for a pop quiz. Let your local Strack & Van Til grocery store help you make the grade with everything you need to make school lunchtime a happy time.