Food Service Program
Phone: (616) 254-6404
Free Breakfast and Lunch for 2021-22
All students enrolled in our schools can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge each day for the 2021-22 school year as part of the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. This special program will end June 3, 2022. Here's how to apply for free or reduced meals for this summer and the first month of the 2022-23 school year only. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will not be available until after June 30, 2022.
Although meals are free for students for 2021-22, accounts will be charged if extra entrées or à la carte items are ordered. For example, students who take only a milk without a meal will be charged 40 cents because à la carte items are not included in the Free Meal Program. Extra entrées range from $1.55 to $2.85.
Pay for Meals
Pay for extra items not included in the 2021-22 Free Meal Program.
New Link Coming: Please note that Send Money to School will be unavailable on Wednesday, June 1. As of June 2, Send Money to School will no longer be active. Families will use the Family Portal site to make meal deposits. Any funds in your Send Money to School account will automatically transfer to your Family Portal account. You do not need to set up a new account if you are using the same email you used for Send Money to School. Along with deposits, you will be able to fill out a Free & Reduced Application via Family Portal.
The Food Service Department serves meals every school day. We participate in the National School Lunch Program. Part of the program requires that specific nutrition requirements be met with each meal offered. The Michigan Department of Education School Meals Program Unit reviewed the department and indicated that we meet all nutrition standards.
Meal Deposit System
For the confidentiality and convenience of families, we offer a meal debit system. This system is similar to a bank debit card. Each student is assigned a secure account number. Deposits into the account can be made at any time, or checks can be written to Grandville Schools Food Service.
Parents can make deposits into their student's lunch accounts using a credit or debit card, as well as monitor the items being purchased by their child and view a current balance online. The student's identification number is required to establish an account, and $20 is the minimum deposit accepted. Please call (616) 254-6404 if you have questions.
Menu Following a Snow Day
In the event of a Snow Day, the menu may change the day the students return. Typically, food items are prepared in advance, so the menu selections that were to be offered on a Snow Day will be offered the following day. After that, the choices usually return to the published schedule. If your child becomes concerned about menu changes, you may want to plan on packing him or her a lunch from home after a Snow Day.
Did you know?
A recent study from Tufts University found that in 2018, schools were the single healthiest source of U.S. food consumed across a sample of children and adults.