Food Service


For the 2024-2025 school year, the State of Michigan has budgeted for students in grades Pre-K to 12 to receive breakfast and lunch for free.  Previously households needed to complete a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application, now called the Child Nutrition and Education Benefits Application.  While the application is not required to provide food services to your student in 2024-2025 we encourage households to still complete the application anyway.  Without this information, your district could lose important state funding for educational programs that your students are entitled to.

The School Meals and Summer EBT Application collects information needed to ensure the school receives state and federal funding for education programs.
Without this information the district could lose important state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.  These supplemental grants and programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:

  • Instructional staff (ex. Reading Interventionists, Math Tutors, Academic & Behavior Aids)
  • Teaching supplies and materials
  • Counselors and Social Workers
  • School Nurses
  • Professional Learning for staff
  • Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
  • Technology

The School Meals and Summer EBT Application determines eligibility of a student or household. The total count of eligible students is used to determine the funding amounts that will be made available to a school. The more forms returned the better.  All information is kept confidential.

Based on the information you gave on your School Meals and Summer EBT Application, your child may qualify for other programs such as:

  • Summer EBT
  • Pay to play or Pay to Participate
  • Programs that provide food support
  • Programs that provide field trip support
  • Programs that provide school supplies or assist with school fees
  • Programs that provide holiday support
  • Potential household support for cable and internet

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or call 517-540-8347.

Food and Nutrition Dept.
1200 W. Grand River Ave.

Howell, MI 48843
Phone 517.540.8347
Fax 517.540.1381
Email [email protected]

Quick Links

Meal Prices and Payment
Free and Reduced Meals
Meal Magic Family Portal (for depositing money, viewing transactions, and other settings)
Free and Reduced Meals Online Application


In accordance with federal civil rights 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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), 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.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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 fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email:[email protected] This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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