Food Service Department

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



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Paying for School Meals


Every student has an individual account, which is used for breakfast, lunch, milk, and a la Carte choices. Money is only deducted from an account when the student goes through the line.  Students will still have the option to pay cash when they go through the line, however, we strongly encourage all students to use their account to make purchases so that parents can view account activity online.


Meals may be paid for by the month, week or day.  No more than two lunches may be charged for the year.  During the last two weeks of school, charging of lunches will not be permitted.   Please put payments in a sealed envelope with your child’s name.  Payments can be made by check, cash, money order or by going to   Checks or Money Orders should be made out to GHAPS and can only be deposited for the entire amount.  No change will be given to students.  There is a $15.00 service fee on all returned checks. 


Online Payments and Viewing Account Activity:

  • Check your child's meal history and purchases, and make deposits to their food service account
  • Make one deposit for the whole family, regardless of what buildings your children are in.
  • Deposits are done by credit card only; no debit cards.
  • FEE FOR SERVICE: $2.00 per deposit, regardless of deposit amount or number of students.



Just email us at or call our office at 616-850-6080 with your email address and the names of your children.  You will then be notified automatically if your child’s account balance is low!

NOTE:  If you have a Yahoo or Charter email address, please check your spam filters to make sure our emails reach you!


Negative Balances:  A student whose account is in the negative will have a reminder note sent home to the parent.   Students whose accounts continue to be in the negative will not receive their menu selection; instead they will be served a cold sandwich and milk at a cost of $1.50 until the balance is paid in full.


Positive Balances:  Positive Food Service account balances at the end of the school year will automatically be applied to your child’s meals for the next school year.


Withdrawals:  Student accounts are not bank accounts.  Money in the food service account is for food purchases only.  Students are not allowed to withdraw money from their account at any time.  If a student moves out of the district, parents may request in writing a refund of their money.    A check will be cut by the district and mailed to the address on file with the district within 21 business days.

Apply for Meal Benefits Online at Apply for Meal Benefits Online at


Make deposits, view purchases, and more!


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Low Balance Reminders!

Call 850-6080 or email us at