Food Service Program

With support from the United States Department of Agriculture and Michigan Department of Education, Manistee Area Public Schools is grateful to be able to extend free meals for all children 18 and younger in our Manistee community through the end of the 2020-2021 school year in June 2021.  Once funding is no longer available, our Food Service Department will return to the National School Lunch Program parameters for public school food service.

Throughout the 2020/21 school year, MAPS will be serving all in-person learners free breakfast and lunch every school day at each building in the district.  We will also be offering free Grab & Go meals Mondays and Thursdays at Manistee Middle High School at MMHS at 525 Twelfth Street from 9 am to 10 am.  This food service program is available to all MAPS online learners in addition to any Manistee community families with children 18 & younger and students with disabilities up to 26 years of age.

Grab & Go Food Service program details:

  • Grab & Go meal service will begin on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 8. Breakfast and lunch meals for 4 days will be served that day.
  • Beginning September 14, meals can be picked up Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Curbside pick-up will be available at the MMHS main entrance drive at the student drop off area.
  • Meals provided on Monday will be breakfast & lunch for 3 days.
  • Meals provided on Thursday will be breakfast & lunch for 4 days to provide meals through the weekends.
  • Families of in-person learners are also able to pick up 2 breakfast and 2 lunch meals for their students on Thursdays to provide food through the weekend, following the same pick up instructions above.
  • If a holiday, snow day or school day scheduled to be off occurs on a Monday, the meal pick up will be Tuesday.
  • If a holiday or school day scheduled to be off occurs on a Thursday, the meal pick up will be Wednesday.  (Example Thanksgiving)
  • If a snow day, or other closure, occurs on Thursday meal pick up will be Friday.

We are grateful for the ability to continue providing this important service for the children of our community through the funding support of Federal and State agencies.

Free & Reduced Lunch Resources

Free and Reduced Breakfast / Lunch Information: Free and Reduced Lunch Packet for 2019-20

Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch: LunchApp

Milk for Free/Reduced Lunch Students
If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch please note that if they bring a lunch from home and just take milk it does not qualify for the free or reduced meal. Milk prices are $.50
 
For Assistance With or Questions About Completing a Lunch Application: Call 231-398-3723 or email: sschubert@manistee.org
 
Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and 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) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
     (1) Mail:    U.S. Department of Agriculture
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                      (3) E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov.
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Food Services Announcements


 

Your Nutrition Services Team


Location: 525 Twelfth Street, Manistee, MI 49660 | Map
Telephone: 231-723-9285
Fax: 231-398-2021
School Office Hours: M-F: 7:30am – 4pm


Nutrition Services Team

Keri Carlson – Food Service Director – kcarlson@manistee.org

Kendra Mikolajczak – Food Service – kmikolajczak@manistee.org

Terri Morski – Food Service – tmorski@manistee.org

Laura Olk – Food Service – lolk@manistee.org

Linda Wandrych – Food Service – lwandrych@manistee.org