Food Service Department

17001 Ferris Street. Grand Haven, MI  49417  ½  Phone: 616-850-6080  ½ Fax:  616-850-6084  ½  foodservice@ghaps.org

 

Links:

Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Paying for School Meals

FAQ’s

Menus

Nutrition Standards

Prices

What is a Type A Lunch?

Snow Days

 

Forms:

Meal Benefit Application

English

Espanol (Spanish)

Sack Lunch Request

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

Click on a question to find out more.

 

What is the ID card policy at the High School?

 

Where can I get an application for free and reduced meal benefits?

My child receives meal benefits.  What are they entitled to?

What is a type A reimbursable meal?

How can I find out what my child’s account balance is?

Is the salad bar available to all students who purchase lunch?

My child qualifies for meal benefits at lunch, and they offer breakfast at our school. Can my child eat breakfast at the same benefit level?

My child is spending too much money each day.  Can I put a restriction on their account?

My child forgot or has run out of money for lunch, will they still be able to eat lunch?

Apply for Meal Benefits Online at www.lunchapp.com

 

Make deposits, view purchases, and more!

SendMoneyToSchool.Com

Flat Fee for service

$2.00 PER DEPOSIT

(Starting 1/1/2010)

 

Low Balance Reminders!

Call 850-6080 or email us at foodservice@ghaps.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q:  Where can I get an application for free and reduced meal benefits?

A:  Your school office has applications, or you may obtain one from this here.  On the home page, select “Free & Reduced Meal Benefits.”   You can print the application, then fill it out and mail it to the Food Service Department at 17001 Ferris St., Grand Haven, MI 49417 or drop it off at your child’s school office.

Visit www.lunchapp.com to fill out an application!! FAST and FREE!

 

Q:  My child receives meal benefits.  What are they entitled to?

A:   With meal benefits, your child receives one type A reimbursable meal for breakfast (if served at your school) and one type A reimbursable meal for lunch.  If they would like additional meals, ala carte items, snacks, juice or milk, they may purchase those at the published price.

 

Q:   What is a type A reimbursable meal?

A:   A type A reimbursable meal is the name given to meals that meet the required meal pattern by the National School Lunch Program.   The type A meal must include the following components:  a protein, a bread, a vegetable, a fruit and fluid milk.  At Grand Haven, we provide an offer vs. serve format of type A meals.  This means that students are offered all 5 components, but must choose at least 3, including a serving of fruit or vegetable,  to comprise a “qualified” meal.  They can choose all 5 if they wish, but must take a minimum of 3 items.   The entrée’s featured on the menu combine to make two of the components, the protein and the bread.  When a student chooses an entrée, all they need to do is choose 1 to 3 more of the remaining components, including a serving of fruit or vegetable  to complete their type A meal.   Students who do not take the necessary components for a type A lunch are charged for their food items at ala carte prices.  Type A meals are charged at the set school lunch price of  $2.60 for Elementary (K-5)  and $2.90 for Secondary (6-12). 

 

Q:  How can I find out what my child’s account balance is?

A:  Simply call your school and ask the aide who handles the food service accounts to print a meal history and send it home with your child or have faxed it to you.  You may also call the Food Service Department at 850-6080 and we can print one and mail it or email to you.  Or, you can view it online!!!  Just go to www.sendmoneytoschool.com .

 

Q:  Is the fruit & vegetable bar available to all students who purchase lunch?

A:  Yes, the fruit & vegetable bar is available to all students who purchase lunch.  The bar is filled with romaine lettuce, fresh vegetables, and fresh or canned fruit.

 

Q:  My child qualifies for meal benefits at lunch, and they offer breakfast at our school. Can my child eat breakfast at the same benefit level?

A:   Yes, their lunch benefits also apply at breakfast and we would love to have your child eat breakfast with us. We serve breakfast at the following buildings: Ferry, Griffin, Lake Hills, Mary A White, Peach Plains, Robinson, Lakeshore Middle School, White Pines Middle School, Central High School, and Grand Haven High School.

 

Q:  My child is spending too much money each day.  Can I put a restriction on their account?

A:  Certainly! Simply fax, mail , or email your request in writing to the Food Service Department and we will implement the restriction within 24 hours of receipt.

 

Q:   What is the ID card policy at the High School?

A:    High School students who wish to utilize the computerized debit system and students who receive free or reduced meal benefits MUST present their student ID card to the cashier to use their food service account.  Without an ID card, a student must pay cash for their food, or make a deposit of at least $1.00.  If your child has lost or forgotten their ID card, they may purchase a replacement with money in their food service account.  A charge of $5 will be deducted from their balance for a replacement card.

 

Q:   My child forgot or has run out of money for lunch, will they still be able to eat lunch?

A:     Students may charge a type A lunch should they forget their money.   Snacks and ala carte items are not permitted to be charged.  However, a student who is more than 2 lunches in debt will not be allowed to charge a lunch until they have their balance paid in full.   During the last two weeks of school, charging of lunches will not be permitted.