Food Service

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FREE AND REDUCED MEALS IN THE 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR

We are asking for all families to submit a school meal application now to ensure all students have continued access to our nutritious meals.

The school meal applications are used for so much more than just certifying students for free or reduced-price school meals.  Filling out an application can help your family and the district by:

  • Making the district eligible for additional funding from state and federal programs.
  • Qualify your family for discount rates on home internet service.
  • Qualify you for reduced registration fees for AP, SAT, and/or ACT tests.  
  • It may also qualify you for discounted rates associated with college admissions.

Every eligible form counts and adds valuable resources to our district.  Parents can begin applying for the meal applications for the 2022-2023 school year starting today and must be received by October 6, 2022.

The application is located in the Family Portal. Please apply here. 

  1. Create an account using your email
  2. Follow the steps once you receive your confirmation email
  3. Once logged into your account click 'Benefits'
  4. Review information on the next two pages and click next
  5. Add from the drop-down benefits type if applicable and click next
  6. Add all children living in your home to your account - once done click next
  7. Add all adults living in your home - once done click next
  8. Click on the parent to add household income
  9. Follow the next steps for demographic information
  10. Review to make sure all information is accurate
  11. Sign the application and click finish

Completing an application takes less than 10 minutes and you only need to complete one application per family.  Applications are completely confidential and will not be shared outside of the school food service office.  Since your family’s financial situation may change from year to year, you must fill out a new application each school year.

Lunch Rates for the 2022-23 school year:

Breakfast BK-5 Full Price Paid $1.75 / Reduced $0.30 / Free $0.00

Lunch BK-5 Full Price Paid $2.75 / Reduced $0.40 / Free $0.00

Lunch 6-12 Full Price Paid $3.00 / Reduced $0.40 / Free $0.00

Thank you for your support of the Food Service Program.  If you have any questions, feel free to email Jessica Anthony at jessica.anthony@pwschools.org or call her at 989-587-5100.

 

If you would like to learn more about school gardens:  http://www.chartwellsschools.com/

The SFSP was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs. 

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