FREE MEALS FOR 2023-24
The State of Michigan’s budget includes FREE meals for all Michigan public school students in the grades Pre-K through 12 for the 2023 - 2024 school year. Students are entitled to one free breakfast and one free lunch per school day, free of charge. Students MUST take a fruit or vegetable with their breakfast and/or lunch entree for the meal to qualify as a complete meal and be FREE. Additional entrees will be charged $2.35–$3.35.
The first day of breakfast will be on Monday, August 28, 2023. Lunch will begin on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. Menus will be posted on the District’s website under the Nutrition Services link and on each school’s web page.
Free/Reduced Price Meal Applications
Although families won’t have to pay for meals, families are still encouraged to complete a free/reduced meal application to help the district secure additional funding for the district’s educational programs. Families who also complete the Sharing programs page, may qualify for additional benefits such as test fees waived, summer EBT benefits, community outreach programs, etc.
Families may complete their Free/Reduced-price meal application at https://farmington.familyportal.cloud or submit a hard copy. Hard copies may be printed off of the District’s website or copies may be picked up at each school’s main office. Parents will be notified by email or mail about whether or not the child qualifies. Please allow 10 working days to receive a confirmation letter.
Ala Carte Purchases
Secondary schools will begin selling a la carte purchases on September 5, 2023. Elementary schools will not sell ala carte purchases or 2nd entrees until further notice.
Online Payments for Ala Carte Purchases
Parents/guardians can make payments online for ala carte purchases using credit or debit cards or by e-checks by accessing https://farmington.familyportal.cloud. Online payments are preferred, but checks are also accepted. Please make checks payable to Farmington Public Schools with your child’s name and their ID number in the memo section of the check. There is a $20 fee for returned (NSF) checks or returned e-checks for any reason. Be very careful entering your account numbers.
Students are not allowed to charge ala carte purchases. Students must have funds in their meal account to make ala carte purchases.
Meal Account History
Parents may also view meal purchases at https://farmington.familyportal.cloud. Low balance notifications will be emailed once a student’s account falls below $5.00. Students with a negative balance will be notified via email and a phone call.
A Request for Special Dietary Needs Form must be completed to make dietary substitutions for medical conditions and must be signed by a doctor. The form can be found and printed on the Nutrition Services web page under the food allergy tab or click here. Please allow two weeks for review and implementation.
Nutrition Services Bad Debt Policy
Bad debt incurred through the inability to collect lunch payment from students is not an allowable cost chargeable to Nutrition Services. Any related collection cost, including legal costs, arising from such bad debt after they have been determined to be uncollectible are also unallowable. Bad debt is uncollectible/delinquent debt that has been determined to be uncollectible by the end of the school year in which the debt was incurred. If the uncollectible/delinquent debt cannot be recovered by the Nutrition Services Department in the year when the debt was incurred, then this is classified as bad debt. Once classified as bad debt, the General Fund, or other local funds, will reimburse the Nutrition Services Fund for the total amount of the bad debt. Once the uncollectible/delinquent debt charges are converted to bad debt, records relating to those charges will be maintained in accordance with the record retention requirements in 7 CFR 210.9(b) (17) and 7 CFR 210.15(b). The Business Office shall pursue collection efforts pertaining to the bad debts subsequent to the close of each fiscal year.
Please call the Nutrition Services Department at 248-489-3717, between the hours of 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, 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: Program.Intake@usda.gov.This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Behind East Middle School
25000 Middlebelt Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI. 48336