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.
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.