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Questions?

Have a food service question or comment, please contact Connor Kooyers, PCS Director of Food Service, at 269-685-2097

Resources

Breakfast is Key to School Success!
Click on the link above for everything you need to know to get your student's day started the right way... smart and healthy!

Food Service

At Plainwell Community Schools, we feed our students tasty and nutritious lunches. Breakfast and lunch are served at all buildings throughout the district. All meals include: one entrée, milk, and as many fruits and vegetables as each student would like during that meal period.

Plainwell Community Schools will be providing FREE breakfast and lunch for ALL students through August 31, 2021! Please check the district social media pages for information on food service pick-up, delivery and lunch service options!

Menus

Plainwell Community Schools is excited to offer interactive school menus. Use the button below to see menus for each school along with nutritional information and more!

Interactive School Menus

Free & Reduced Lunch

Currently, Plainwell Community Schools is providing FREE breakfast and lunch for ALL students through June 30, 2022! Please check the district social media pages for information on food service pick-up, delivery and lunch service options!

For families interested in applying for free and reduced lunches after June 30, 2022, please review the following: Click Here to Apply for Free & Reduced Lunches 

A new application must be completed every year and within 30 operating days of the beginning of school. Only one application per family is needed. Applications are available online with the link above or at any school office. You will be notified of your status after your has been processed.

Sending Money & Charging Procedures

Sending Money

Interested in sending money for food service? Account balances are available for review or to add money, at any time, using our automated web service by visiting www.sendmoneytoschool.com. If you have not already registered for this service, you will need an active email account and the student ID numbers for each student you intend to register prior to completing the registration process.

Charging Procedures

According to the USDA National School and Breakfast regulations, school districts are not obligated to provide meals, nor extend credit, to any student unable pay for meals. However, Plainwell Community Schools realizes the need to provide meals to students so they are prepared to learn. It is also recognized that the provision of meals must be handled in a fiscally responsible manner.  Upon enrollment, all students have a food service account created to properly account for each meal or items purchased. This account also serves to track positive and negative balances.

Student account balances, for all grade levels, shall be set at a level not to exceed -$10.00 for all meals served.

Elementary and Middle School Students: Once a student’s account balance reaches or exceeds -$10.00, an alternative meal will be provided at no charge to the student. The alternative meal provided will consist of a cheese or peanut butter sandwich and milk. After 10 consecutive days of receiving alternative meals the student will be denied meal service.

High School Students: Once a student’s account balance reaches or exceeds -$10.00, a substitute meal will NOT be provided and the student will be denied meal service.

All Students: At no time will any student be allowed to charge snack or a la carte items. Breakfast meals shall be allowed for charging, and applied towards the charge limit, but alternative meals will not be provided.

Note: Additional communication methods may be used for balance notification purposes. If you need to inquire about the status of your child’s account balance, please contact the Food Service Department at 685-2097.

Special Dietary Needs

If your child has an allergy please fill out the form linked below. We need you to provide us with this information to let us know what to properly substitute for them. For special dietary needs, please contact complete the MDE SNP Special Dietary Accommodations Form.

Catering Information

Did you know that Plainwell Food Services offers catering?  Any catering needs can be provided to you by Plainwell Food Service AND 100% of profits go back to the district! Please contact Connor Kooyers, Food Service Director, at 269-685-2097 to learn more about this fantastic (and delicious!) way to help support Plainwell Schools.