Food service collage banner with pictures of school supplies, backpack, chalkboard, apples and a sandwich


Have a food service question or comment, please contact Michael Ritsema, PCS Director of Food Service:

(p) 269-685-2097



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.

2023/24 School Year

New this year! The Michigan School Meals program was signed into law, allowing all public school students, Pre-K through 12th grade, to eat breakfast and lunch FREE for the 2023/24 school year! To participate, we highly encourage all families to complete the free & reduced application.

Interested in applying for free or reduced lunch? 

Why fill out an application form if meals are already free? Click here for more information and how it could benefit your student and our district.

There are two ways to apply for free or reduced breakfast and lunch for the 2023/24 school year:

  1. ONLINE: Complete the application online by clicking here and selecting "apply for benefits"

  2. PRINT: Print, complete and drop-off the application to one of our building offices (original copy must be dropped off, cannot accept electronic document). For a printable application, please click here. For information on how to apply, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: 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. Once completed, you will be notified of your status after your application has been processed.


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

Interactive School Menus

Did you know, daily food service (breakfast & lunch) menus can be viewed on the PCS app? Download it today by searching for "Plainwell Community Schools" on your phone's app store.

Other Resources