School meals will no longer be free for all students in School Year 2022-2023

Full Pay Breakfast: $2.15 Full Pay Lunch: $3.30

How to submit your form

Apply online at
The “Family Portal” is where you deposit money to your students lunch account as well! (cash/check

also accepted)

Or, pick up a paper copy of the 2022-2023 Household Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals in the main entrance of the school.

For questions, please contact Shawna Seitter at 231-256-3808 and [email protected]

Deadline for submission

Please complete and submit your free and reduced-price forms before September 6th, 2022. If you filled out a Free & Reduced Meal Application and were approved prior to July 1st 2022, or were directly certified through government assistance programs: your benefits will carry over until 10/17/22.

Why are free & reduced-price meal forms important?

Free and reduced-price meal forms can connect eligible families with other benefits beyond free or reduced-price school meals. Families may be eligible for:
• reduced-cost health insurance

• reduced-price internet services
• waived college admission test fees and college application costs
• certain academic offerings, such as pre-K, digital education programs, and evening and summer classes for high school students • free or reduced-cost athletic program registration

Completed free and reduced-price forms also help the district! The applications will help Leland Public School gain access to school meals and education funding.

Your family’s private information will be kept private

Student information collected by districts is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well as The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA). Both Acts require strict confidentiality of any student information obtained for the school meals program. Additionally, only select district staff are permitted to handle any collected information, which will not be shared beyond the scope of this program.



We are operating our School Nutrition Program under “Offer Vs Serve.” This means we will offer a complete balanced meal, with all required food groups daily, but the student can choose which components to take. With the exception that: at Lunch, they must take 3 of the 5 offered components, and one component must be a serving of fruit or vegetable. At Breakfast students must take 2 to 3 (depending on the size of the grain) of the 4 offered components and one component must be a serving of fruit or vegetable. Explaining this to your child will be a huge help to the food service department and moving students through the cafeteria line quickly! If your student refuses to take a full meal, with the minimum required components, we have to charge ala carte prices. Ala carte is only available to students with a positive balance on their lunch account. Ala carte items include extras & smart snacks.

*Please review the Food Service Debt Policy located at


School Breakfast is a wonderful way to start your day!

·      Did you know that all school meals have to meet strict regulations to ensure each meal is balanced, nutritious, low in sodium, saturated fats, free from trans fats and whole grain rich?

·      Schools can purchase specially produced, name brand cereals and breakfast options that are free from trans-fat, lower in sugar and higher in whole grains that you can’t buy at your grocery store.

·      Please make sure your student arrives to school early enough to participate in the breakfast program, so they are not late for class. Students should make the cafeteria their first stop, even before stopping at their lockers.


If your student has Special Dietary Requirements, we are required by law to have a Special Diet Statement filled out and signed by a licensed physician. After the signed statement is received, we will provide the substitutions required. *We do offer SILK as a milk substitute when the Special Diet Statement is completed. It is available to students without a Special Diet Statement as an ala carte item daily. 


Please don’t hesitate to contact Food Service Director, Shawna Seitter at [email protected] or at 231-256-3808 with any questions or concerns.