Food Service

The Food Service Department is dedicated to serving nutritious and healthy food every day to our students.  If you have any concerns with your child's meals please contact the Food Service Department Director.

Students are able to charge two meals on credit.  If a student does not have adequate funds and has charged two meals, they will be provided a cheese sandwich and a white milk.  Money can be deposited into a student’s account by putting money in an envelope with the child’s name and their teacher’s name or by using our online payment system.

Middle/High School
Students are able to charge two meals on credit.  If a student does not have adequate funds and has charged two meals, they will be provided a cheese sandwich and a white milk.  Money can be deposited into student’s account by bringing money to the cashier in the cafeteria or by using our online payment system.

If you have any questions, contact the Food Service Director.

If you require a paper copy please contact your child's school or the the Food Service Director.

External LinkApplication (online)
PDF DocumentApplication (paper)
PDF DocumentApplication Instructions
PDF DocumentFrequently Asked Questions

We are pleased to inform you that Lowell Area Schools will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the School Year 2021-2022.

The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at our school can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day.

We still need your household to fill out and sign the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. This information is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.

These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:

· Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
· Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
· Professional Learning for staff
· Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
· Technology
· Pandemic-EBT

We are asking that you please complete and submit it as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the application submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the application, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact Brad Stinson at (616) 987-2964. 

The USDA has not renewed the waivers Lowell Schools used to supply weekly meal pick up during the summer, so we will not be able to offer this program this year.

However, the KDL Englehardt branch will offer a Gather 2 Grow program Monday through Friday from 12:30pm to 1:00pm.  All kids 0-18 are eligible. Parents can pick up lunches without the kids present.  This program will take place June 6th - August 12th.  Contact the library at (616) 784-2007 if you have further questions.

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The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Furthermore, research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

The Board, however, believes this effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.

We invite and welcome your input in this process.  Please email or call the Food Service Director (contact information to the right) to share your ideas.

Wellness updates will be posted here as they become available.