Food Service

food service

The Parchment School District food service staff would like to thank you for showing an interest in our food service program. Food service for the Parchment School District is operated by Chartwells. Our students are very important to us. We strive to make their meal times fun and nutritious. Questions and comments are always encouraged please call (269) 488-1127 or e-mail the director, Holly Wait.

Menus Online


Pay for School Meals Online

Send money to school

Send Money to School allows parents to add money to their child's lunch account, view a current balance online and monitor the items being purchased by their child all on one website. The application is titled, "Send Money to School. No longer will there be a time delay between the deposit of money and the updating of your student's account. All transactions are in real time. Payment is made using a credit card or e-check.
The student's identification number is required to establish an account. If you do not know this number, please contact your student's school.

Please refer to the SMTS Parent Guide (PDF) for additional setup and usage information.

Meal Requirements

Effective with the 2012-13 school year the USDA issued new school meal requirements for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.
Your student experiences the USDA requirements when they dine in their school cafeteria. Student must select at least a cup of fruit or vegetable to make up a complete meal. There are five food groups to select foods from: fruits, vegetables, protein, whole grains, and milk. Student meals must contain at least a selection of 3 of the 5 food groups with one being the fruit and/or vegetable selection. If no fruit or vegetable is selected, the student will pay the individual item prices for foods instead of the complete meal price.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

We offer free or reduced-price school meals for those who need it.

Apply online (applications are processed in 24 hours)

For those who prefer to fill out the form, you may view the PDF Instructions and Application for Free and Reduced Lunch. This method of application can take up to 3 days. You can also look through the FAQ to answer some commonly asked questions about the application.

A new application must be completed every year. If you do not submit a new form within 30 operating days, your child will automatically be charged the full price meal following that time frame. You will be responsible for the charges incurred because of the late submission. Only one application per family is needed. Applications are available with the link above or at any school office in the district. If you think there is a possibility that you might qualify, please fill it out as soon as possible. Please make sure you follow directions carefully as failure to do so may cause delays in the final approval process. This information is highly confidential and treated with the utmost respect. Children qualifying receive the identical lunch and go through the same serving line as the paying child. You will be notified of your status after we receive your application and it is processed. Read more about Free & Reduced Price School Meal Program

School Menus

Lunch Menus

Menus are now posted online at the Parchment School District Nutrislice website.

Meal Prices for 2019-2020

We serve breakfast and lunch at all buildings throughout the district. All meals include: one entree, milk, and as many fruits and vegetables as each student would like during that meal. Standard meal prices are listed below.

SchoolBreakfast PriceLunch Price
Middle School$1.75$2.85 - $3.25 depending on selection
High School$1.75$2.85 - $3.25 depending on selection
--Milk only $.50

Additional Meal Prices 2019-20 (PDF)

Food Allergies

If your child has an allergy please inform us. We will need you to fill out the Meal Modification Form (PDF) and have it signed by a medical doctor.

Charge Policy

This Policy is designed for the convenience of the parents and students. Students will be allowed to charge A SCHOOL MEAL ONLY up to two times ($3.50). Low balance letters will be sent home on a regular basis. An ALTERNATE meal will be offered to those students with two or more charges on their account.


Any catering needs can be provided to you by Parchment Food Service. And remember 100% of profits go back to the district. Please contact Holly Wait at 488-1127 or hwait@parchment.k12.mi.us for more information.

Wellness Policy

The Parchment School District recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well being of the District's students. Research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well being and his/her ability to learn. Schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by

  • providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs.
  • supporting the development of good eating habits.
  • promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

The District believes the effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.

The School Board has set goals in an effort to enable students to establish good health and nutrition habits in the areas of nutrition education, physical education, physical activity, and maintaining a quality food service program that promotes the well-being of our students. View the complete Parchment School Board wellness policy

Statement of Non Discrimination

In Accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA , its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g.Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities my contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint form. (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: at U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington D.C. 20250-9410

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442 or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.