Picture of backpack with lunch saying 2022-23 Plainwell Community Schools - Plainwell Food Service - Free & Reduced Lunch Information - 2022-23 School Year Food Service

We are happy to share our 2022/23 School Year Free and Reduced lunch information with you. Below, please find details on the food service program for the upcoming school year. Have a question? Please contact Michael Ritsema, PCS Director of Food Service at (p) 269-685-2097 or (e) Michael.Ritsema@plainwellschools.org.

2022/23 School Year Free & Reduced Lunch

Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase during the 2022-23 school year. Families can now apply for free and reduced lunch. Through a Federal Program during the last two school years, free breakfast and lunch service was offered to all students. Unfortunately, this is no longer available, as the program was not renewed. Going forward for the 2022/23 school year, breakfast and lunch will be available to purchase. Below, please find the 2022/23 breakfast and lunch prices: 

2022/23 Elementary Prices:

  • Elementary Breakfast:  $1.50

  • Elementary Breakfast Reduced Price:  $.30

  • Elementary Lunch: $2.85

  • Elementary Lunch Reduced Price:  $.40

2022/23 Middle & High School (Secondary) Prices:

  • Secondary Breakfast: $1.75

  • Secondary Breakfast Reduced Price: $.30

  • Secondary Lunch: $3.00

  • Secondary Lunch Reduced Price: $.40

Think your child might qualify for free or reduced lunch?  

You might be surprised that your child qualifies for (at least) a reduced lunch rate! It takes just a few minutes to apply and can help ensure the district gets the funding it needs for at-risk students. Please complete the Application for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals by clicking here.  A new application must be completed every year, so please take a few moments to complete the application today! Only one application per family is needed. Applications are available online with the link above or will be available at any school building once offices reopen. You will be notified of your status after your application has been processed.

Good Hands Plainwell

For families that are interested in participating in the Good Hands Plainwell program for the 2022/23 school year, please make note that you must complete the Free and Reduced Application to participate. This program is available to PCS families, which provides weekend meals for qualifying students. Below is some information from Good Hands Plainwell’s website: “Good Hands Plainwell is a community outreach program in Plainwell, Michigan with the goal of distributing weekly nutritional food to local school children who are in need of assistance. The children selected to participate in the program are identified by their schools as qualifying for the federal Free Meal Program. Each Friday afternoon during the school year, Good Hands Plainwell provides the children with a food bag containing two breakfasts, two lunches and a snack to take home to help ensure their nutritional needs are met”. For additional information on the program, please visit: goodhandsplainwell.org.

Stay Connected!

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