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.

Elementary
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 External Linkonline 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 External Linkonline payment system.

If you have any questions, contact External LinkBrad Stinson, Food Service Director.

If you require a paper copy please email External LinkBrad Stinson, Food Service Director or call (616) 987-2964.

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

Due to the expiration of USDA’s nationwide waivers, meals are no longer free for all students.  We are encouraging all families to complete a free and reduced-price meal application for the 2022-2023 school year.

How do I know if my family qualifies for free or reduced-price meals?
Below is the table showing the Federal Income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals. You are encouraged to complete the External Linkonline application before the school year begins, and any time your family’s income or household size changes. 

Meal chart

Meal Prices

Elementary Breakfast $1.10
Reduced Elementary Breakfast $.30
Elementary Lunch $2.30
Reduced Elementary Lunch $.40

Secondary Breakfast $1.30
Reduced Secondary Breakfast $.30
Secondary Lunch $2.65
Reduced Secondary Lunch $.40

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.


External Link Other food distribution services

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.