Food Service Program
Phone: (616) 254-6404
Free Breakfast and Lunch
All students enrolled in our schools can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day for 2021-22 as part of the USDA’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option.
However, we ask every household to complete the confidential free-and-reduced price meal application at our new Meal Magic Family Portal (formerly Lunch App); the application is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from state and federal supplemental programs, including school funding, school meals and technology funding. In addition, if your family qualifies, you may potentially receive discounts for grocery benefits, athletics, internet service, SAT/ACT/AP tests and college applications.
Meal application information expires after 30 school days of the next year, so a new application should be filled out at the beginning of every school year. However, if your financial situation changes, you may fill out another one during the year.
To complete the confidential free-and-reduced application:
Lunch App has moved! Go to our Meal Magic Family Portal.
Choose Guest to begin.
Alternatively, if you're on our former Lunch App website, there is a link at the bottom to our new Family Portal site.
Contact Whitney TeBos at (616) 254-6404 with any questions or concerns.
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.
Please note that it has been challenging to secure food and paper products this year due to supply chain issues with farms and factories. Unfortunately, this means frequent changes and substitutions must be made to our menus as products arrive. Beginning in October, we will publish menus one week at a time to increase accuracy. Thank you for your understanding as we work with our suppliers to improve the situation.
Pay for Meals
Pay for extra items not included in the 2021-22 Free Meal Program.
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.
Paying for Food
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. Set up an account.
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.