ARAMARK is committed to providing quality service and nutritious, well-balanced meals to our students and staff. We serve up to 1500 meals every day at five locations.
The daily menu selections will vary by building and grade levels. The number of choices will grow with your child. Elementary students have up to four entrée choices, Navigator and Pathfinder students have up to six, while Pinckney High School offers ten or more entrees daily. A variety of ala carte items are also available daily. See the Printable Lunch Menus link above for more information.
FREE AND REDUCED MEALS
Free and Reduced meals are available to those households that qualify with a reduced meal cost of $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch. Please note that only full meals will be issued to free and reduced customers. Ala carte milk must be purchased separately. Good nutrition can assist your child’s learning experience. We encourage those who are eligible to take advantage of this program. There are approximately 170 service days in a typical school year. Each school day, breakfast, and lunch are served. If your child is eligible for free/reduced meals under the federal income guidelines and is not receiving free/reduced meals, they are missing an opportunity to eat nutritionally balanced meals at significant savings to parents.
For an elementary student, the savings amount to parents for a free student is $714.00 and for a reduced student is $595.00.
For a middle school student, the savings amount to parents for a free student is $799.00 and for a reduced student is $680.00.
For a high school student, the savings amount to parents for a free student is $926.50 and for a reduced student is $807.50.
Parents and students are encouraged to review our healthy meal selections and make the choice for students to eat breakfast and lunch at school. Our job is to keep your child well-nourished.
Eligibility is based on income. Please refer to this table for information on eligibility for the program.
July 1, 2021
The Michigan Department of Education has announced the household income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for free and reduced-price meals and free milk through the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, and Child and Adult Care Food Programs. The income guidelines are effective from now through June 30, 2022.
Families should contact their school, school district, childcare center, or family day care home sponsor to find out whether it participates in these programs.
Schools, childcare centers, adult day care centers, and family day care home sponsors will provide a form for applying for free or reduced-price meals. Only one application is required per household. For School Year (SY) 2021-2022, schools participating in the seamless summer option (SSO) will offer all meals free. Most participating centers and all participating family childcare homes will provide meals to all enrolled children without a separate charge.
Adults, children, or foster children who are recipients of various programs such as Michigan’s Family Independence Program, Food Assistance Program, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or who are enrolled in Head Start, an at-risk afterschool center, or an emergency shelter automatically qualify for free meals. Households with incomes less than or equal to the following guidelines qualify for free or reduced-price meals or free milk.
An application to a school, childcare center, adult day care center, or family day care home sponsor can be approved if it contains complete documentation of household income or documentation of current participation in Michigan’s Family Independence Program, Food Assistance Program, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. Information supplied on an application for free or reduced-price meals may be verified at any time. An appeal procedure is available for households where applications are denied.
Participating schools, childcare centers, adult day care centers, and family day care home sponsors accept applications for free or reduced-price meals at any time during the year. A household may qualify for free or reduced-price meals due to a temporary loss of income, such as a period of unemployment.
If a doctor has determined that a child or adult has a disability, and the disability would prevent the participant from eating the regular school or center-based meal, the school or center will make reasonable substitutions to meal and/or snacks for participants who are considered to have a disability or medical need that restricts their diet. This is done on a case-by-case basis. A doctor’s statement, including prescribed diet and/or substitution, must be submitted to the food service department of the school, childcare facility, or adult care facility.
SUMMER MEAL OPPORTUNITIES
COMMUNITY FOOD SUPPORT
Student Account Information - Parents can also make payments online. Access "www.pinckneypirates.org" and go to the menu to access MISTAR You must have a PIN and password to enter MISTAR. If you don't have these, please email "firstname.lastname@example.org" or visit this link:
Besides making payments, you can check meal account balances, purchases and payment history.
Action for Healthy Kids web site (Username: MIAFHK Password: MIAFHK#1)
All buildings are now operating with the computerized point of sale system. This makes serving your child much easier and faster. Upon enrollment, all students are assigned a student identification number which is also their cafeteria account number. Every student has an account, whether it is used or not. This is a debit account. Parents/guardians can send in payments by cash or check (payable to PCS Lunch fund) to their school’s cafeteria. Please be sure to include the student's name and account number. Payments can also be made online. See the instructions labeled "Student Account Information" above. Deposits cannot be taken over the phone. Purchases are automatically deducted from the account.