Food Service Department
Welcome to the Food Service Department
For the 2019-20 school year, all students can receive 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch daily!
We are pleased to inform you that the Melvindale Northern Allen Park school district will be participating in a new option available to schools as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program call the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) starting the 2018-19 school year.
The great news is that all students enrolled in our school district are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household during the 2019-20 school year.
It is important that you fill out and sign the Household Survey for Title 1 and 31a Benefits, which is needed for administrative purposes, not to determine eligibility. This survey allows our school to benefit for various State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, at Risk (31a), Title II A, E-rate, etc. This survey is critical in determining the amount of money the district receives from a variety of educational supplemental programs. The survey must be completed and returned to your student(s)’s school as soon as possible.All information on the survey is confidential. Without your assistance, the school cannot maximize utilization of available State and Federal funds. The household surveys will be sent home with students or it can be found under the resource library listed below.
Things you need to know about School MealsBreakfast is available for your student every day! At Rogers Elementary School and Allendale Elementary School, free breakfast is served in the classroom first thing in the morning. Please make sure your students arrive to school on time and make their morning count by eating with the classmates! At Strong Middle School and Melvindale High School, free breakfast is available before school starts. Breakfast service starts 7:00 a.m. at the high school and 7:15 a.m. at the middle school. Please make sure your student gets to school early to start their day off right with breakfast! At the elementary schools, students receive a free lunch, but they still are able to bring a lunch from home if they choose. Milk can be purchased to go along with their home lunch, the cost is $.45. To receive a free milk, they must take the entire school lunch. At the secondary level, extra entrees, milk for lunches from home, and a la carte items can be purchased with cash or with money in the student’s lunch account. Parents can put money in their student’s account electronically using MyPaymentsPlus. Visit www.mypaymentsplus.com, follow the on-screen instructions to create an account. You must have your student’s ID number to set up the account.
School Meals Charging Procedure
Students with cash or money in their lunch account will be allowed to purchase a la carte items such as a second entree, milk for bagged lunches, or other a la carte items. These a la carte purchases cannot be charged to a student’s lunch account.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.
To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-999. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
; or email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.Sincerely, Martha J. Herringshaw, R.D. Food Service Director
If your child receives a free/reduced lunch your family may qualify for internet service discounts from Comcast.