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Ensuring students receive a nutritious and good-tasting breakfast and lunch every day is vital to them developing healthy bodies – and healthy brains. Children who are hungry or not getting access to proper nutrition very often do not perform as well as children who are well-nourished.

To provide our students with the high-quality food they need to be successful in school, we are pleased to partner with one of the nation's leading school food service companies, Chartwells, LLC.  Chartwells is focused on providing nutritious meals and information about healthy eating. You can learn more at www.eatlearnlive.com.

Applying for Free or Reduced-Price Meals

Many families in Groveport Madison Schools qualify for their child(ren) to receive free or reduced-price meals (breakfast and lunch) through the National School Lunch Program, which is sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture. Qualified students can receive free or reduced-price lunch daily, and application may be made at any time of the year, as circumstances dictate. 

Complete an online application, at http://www.gocruisers.org/FreeandReducedLunch.aspx. The information provided is confidential, and only used to determine eligibility for the Federal Lunch Program. Online applications are processed very quickly, with eligibility generally determined in less than 48 hours. Paper applications are also available at our schools, but it may take six days or more to process paper applications. Guidelines for eligibility in the program are determined annually. You can learn more about the eligibility guidelines, here.

Student Meal Accounts

Regardless of the payment method, all Groveport Madison students are assigned a lunch account utilizing a six-digit passcode (the student’s I.D. number). This number can be found on the student’s enrollment information and as part of the student’s assigned email address. Any questions regarding student meal accounts should be directed to Dan Magee, at 614-836-4969.

Meal Payment Options

Breakfast and Lunch Purchases
Students may pay for lunch with cash when going through the lunch line, or meals can be paid for in advance by check (payable to Groveport Madison Schools). The District also contracts with  “EZ Pay,” which allows parents to pay by credit card. The EZ Pay system can be found on the District's website at . https://www.spsezpay.com/GroveportMadison/login.aspx
 
Meal Charges
We understand there are occasions when a student may run short of lunch money or has forgotten to bring it to school. In these unexpected situations, students may “charge” their lunch (as outlined below). Charges are considered a debt and must be repaid by the student or the parent/guardian. Please note the following allowances for meal charges: 
  • Regular Lunch Service (all grades) – No more than five (5) days of outstanding charges are permitted.
  • Reduced-Price Lunch Service (all grades) – No more than five (5) days of outstanding charges are permitted.
  • Ala Carte Items – No charges are permitted.
Notifying Parents/Guardians of Meal Charges
When a meal is charged, the food services staff will issue the student a “Meal Charge Notification," which the student is expected to take home to their parent/guardian. If a student accumulates the maximum number of meal charges, the food services department will contact the student’s parent/guardian to plan for repayment, and the student will be provided an alternate meal.

Alternate Meals
In instances where the student has accumulated the maximum allowable meal charges, the student will be provided with an alternate meal consisting of a cheese sandwich, fruit, and white milk until payment is received or the debt has been reduced to $15 or less. The alternate meal will meet all U.S.D.A. National School Lunch Program nutritional guidelines. Documented special dietary restrictions will be considered when issuing any alternate meals.

Accumulated Lunch Debt
The parent/guardian must pay any accrued debt (charges) associated with the student by the end of the school year. Any unpaid meal debts will be carried over to the following year, per U.S.D.A. guidelines, and will be considered to be turned over for collections.

Menus and Nutrition Information via Nutrislice!

NutriSlice School Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Groveport Madison Schools' and Chartwells Food Service Department is now offering parents and students an easy way to find daily school menus with links to food item descriptions, photos, nutritional information, serving sizes, and even carbohydrate counts on the food offered at school. Click here to access the Nutrislice website.
 
In addition, you can download the free Nutrislice app for fast and easy access to the same information. 
 
Get the app on iTunes here.
Get the app on GooglePlay here.
   

Questions About our Food Services Program?

Dan Magee
Food Service Director

Payment Options

Menus

Meal Prices

Breakfast (all grades) - FREE
Lunch (ES) - $2.65
Lunch (MS) - $2.90
Lunch (HS) - $3.00
Reduced price (all grades) - .40 

Payment Options

Cash
Check (Payable to Groveport Madison Schools)

Resources

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