Lunch Applications
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WELCOME!

EDUCATING, EMPOWERING AND INSPIRING EXCELLENCE.......

 

  • The Portage Township School Food Service Department strives to educate students as well as their families about the National School Lunch Program nutrition requirements and how nutrition affects learning. 
  • The Portage Township School Food Service Department empowers students through this education to make good choices when it comes to their meals and to understand that they have the ability to CHOOSE healthy options.
  • The Portage Township School Food Service Department inspires excellence by challenging students of all ages to embrace a healthy lifestyle and to recognize that there is an important connection between eating nutritious meals and increasing their ability to learn.

 

ASK US ABOUT HANDLING SPECIAL MEAL ACCOMMODATIONS

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ONLINE MEAL PAYMENTS

Make on-line payments (no fees) to your child's student meal account through www.myschoolbucks.com.  Please allow up to 48 hours for payments to post.

 

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ATTENTION!!!!  2017-2018 Free and Reduced Applications are available!

IF YOUR CHILD IS STARTING SCHOOL THIS COMING FALL IN AUGUST 2017 OR IF YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR BENEFITS AGAIN FOR THE FREE AND REDUCED PROGRAM/TEXTBOOK ASSISTANCE FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR, YOU MUST SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION!

IF YOU HAVE FILLED OUT AN APPLICATION BEFORE JULY 5, 2017 FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR, IT WILL NOT BE ACTIVE WHEN YOU CHILD STARTS SCHOOL IN THE FALL. YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE NEW APPLICATION THAT IS NOW AVAILABLE.


FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2017/2018 ONLY

Free & Reduced Applications-

Apply Online Below for benefits for the current school year.


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Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and 

federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

 

 

 We Serve Breakfast for Champions

We offer breakfast at all twelve of our cafeterias. We like to help start the day right for high school to kindergarten students, with a nutritious and healthy breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Click to learn more about our Healthy Breakfasts.

 

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FUN LUNCH FACTS - Did you know?

The National School Lunch Program Act was signed into law in 1946.
 
This was due to:
1. Many young men applying for the military service were found to be malnourished.
 
2. An outlet was needed for agricultural commodities after World War II.
 
3. Studies showed that students performed better in the classroom with proper nourishment.