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The nutrition program for the West Bloomfield School District serves nutritious meals to students each day in all buildings. Lunch and breakfast prices for the 2018-2019 school year is as follows: 

  • Elementary Breakfast - $1.25/Lunch $2.60
  • Middle School Breakfast - $1.50/Lunch $2.95
  • High School Breakfast - $1.50/Lunch $3.05
  • Adult lunches are $3.90

A school lunch includes an entrée, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk.  A la carte milk prices are $0.50 for all students and adults.  Menus can be accessed by clicking the link below or the lunch menus below.

If a doctor has determined that your child has a disability, and the disability would prevent your child from eating regular school meals, the nutrition program will make any substitutions prescribed by a licensed physician at no extra charge. This includes food and milk allergies. The physician’s statement, including diet and/or substitutions, must be submitted to the nutrition office so appropriate changes can be made. 

West Bloomfield School District
Nutrition Services Department
4925 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Phone: (248) 865-6733
Fax: (248) 865-6775
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Anne Stevens
Director
anne.stevens@wbsd.org

Christy Barker
Administrative Assistant
(248) 865-6732
christy.barker@wbsd.org

Free and Reduced Meals Application

Food Service Resources

Student Accounts

West Bloomfield School District is pleased to offer you e~Funds for Schools. This program offers various options for parents/guardians wanting to make payments online to Food Service Accounts, and it is extremely user friendly. Not only will you have the ability to have student meal payments electronically charged to your credit card or checking account, you also have the flexibility to make a payment at any time through the school's website or on your mobile device.

You are in full control of your account and can make payments at any time that is convenient for you. No payments will be processed without your knowledge and authorization. By providing your home or work email address, an email notification informing you of the student’s name, purpose of the payment, and the amount of the item, will be sent to you each time that a payment is to be processed.

The e~Funds for Schools electronic payment service is provided to the school by a third-party service provider. The service provider has a nominal fee for their service. There is a $1.00 transaction convenience fee for each electronic checking payment that you make. The system carries a Non- Sufficient Funds (NSF) charge if the payment is “bad.” For payments made by credit or debit card, there is a convenience fee of $2.65 per each $100 increment in the transaction. When you set up your account, please review your options carefully. The site is secure and uses industry standard data encryption. The district does not request or keep records of family credit card account information.

Free and Reduced Meals

All Free/Reduced Meal Applications can be found and submitted online at LunchApp.com by going to https://lunchapp.com/. There are no forms to fill out and return. LunchApp.com allows parents to easily apply for meal benefits for children. Families are required to fill out only one application for their entire household. The application will be good for an entire school year. If your family currently receives SNAP benefits, you may already qualify for free meals. These families will be notified by mail of their eligibility and will NOT​ have to complete an application. Students that qualified for the program last school year must submit a new application by September 30. Applications are accepted throughout the school year. Until you receive notification from Nutrition Services, you are responsible for paying full price for school meals or packing a lunch for your student.

To Submit a Free and Reduced Meals Application

Go to LunchApp.com​ and click Start An Application​ and it will walk you through the process in just a few minutes. Your completed application will be electronically submitted to your school district so your children can receive benefits quickly and confidentially. Families are required to fill out only one application for their entire household. If you need assistance filling out the online application, please call the Nutrition Services Department at 248.865.6732.

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT 
FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn. The West Bloomfield School District offers healthy meals every school day.

Elementary Breakfast: $1.25                    Elementary School Lunch: $2.60

Middle School Breakfast: $1.50               Middle School Lunch: $2.95

High School Breakfast: $1.50                  High School Lunch: $3.05

Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. 
        
         Reduced Breakfast price is $0.30         Reduced price Lunch is $0.40. 

This packet includes an application for free or reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process. 

Until you receive notification from Nutrition Services, you are responsible for paying full price for school meals or packing a lunch for your student.

1. WHO CAN GET FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS?

All children in households receiving benefits from Food Assistance Program (FAP), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)] or Family Independence Program (FIP), are eligible for free meals.

Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.

Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.

Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.

Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.

2. HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILDREN QUALIFY AS HOMELESS, MIGRANT, OR RUNAWAY? 
Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail May Denha (248)865-6377 or MAY.DENHA@wbsd.org
 

3. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD?  
No. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to your child’s school.

4. SHOULD I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IF I RECEIVED A LETTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR SAYING MY CHILDREN ARE ALREADY APPROVED FOR FREE MEALS?  
No, but please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions. If any children in your household were missing from your eligibility notification, contact Food Services at (248)865-6733 immediately.

5. CAN I APPLY ONLINE? 
Yes! You are encouraged to complete an online application instead of a paper application if you are able. The online application has the same requirements and will ask you for the same information as the paper application. Visit https://www.wbsd.org/ to begin or to learn more about the online application process. Contact Food Services at (248)865-6733 if you have any questions about the online application.

6. MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR.  DO I NEED TO FILL OUT A NEW ONE?  
Yes.  Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year.  You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year.  If you do not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals.  

7. I GET WIC.  CAN MY CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS?  
Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals.  Please send in an application.

8. WILL THE INFORMATION I GIVE BE CHECKED?
Yes. We may also ask you to send written proof of the household income you report.

9. IF I DON’T QUALIFY NOW, MAY I APPLY LATER? 
Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year.  For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.

10. WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH THE SCHOOL’S DECISION ABOUT MY APPLICATION? 
You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: 
William Mull, Asst. Superintendent for Business and Operations (248) 865-6430  kyle.anderson@wbsd.org

11. MAY I APPLY IF SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOULD IS NOT A U.S. CITIZEN? 
Yes. You, your children, or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced price meals. 

12. WHAT IF MY INCOME IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME? 
List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month.  If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes.  If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.

13. WHAT IF SOME HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS HAVE NO INCOME TO REPORT? 
Household members may not receive some types of income we ask you to report on the application, or may not receive income at all. Whenever this happens, please write a 0 in the field.

14. WE ARE IN THE MILITARY; DO WE REPORT OUR INCOME DIFFERENTLY? 
Your basic pay and cash bonuses must be reported as income. If you get any cash value allowances for off-base housing, food, or clothing, it must also be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. Any additional combat pay resulting from deployment is also excluded from income.

15. WHAT IF THERE ISN’T ENOUGH SPACE ON THE APPLICATION FOR MY FAMILY?  
List any additional household members on a separate piece of paper, and attach it to your application. Contact your child’s school to receive a second application.

MY FAMILY NEEDS MORE HELP.  ARE THERE OTHER PROGRAMS WE MIGHT APPLY FOR? 
To find out how to apply for Food Assistance Program (FAP) or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services at 1-855-275-6424.

If you have other questions or need help, call Food Services at (248) 865-6733.