Food Service

Last Updated: 8/17/2022 6:31 PM

Students at Portland Public Schools Can Look Forward to New Menus and Engaging Cafeteria Programs This Fall

Chartwells K12 is Making Mealtime Happier and Healthier for Students in Portland.

Welcome to PPS Food Service



Ever wonder the value of the school lunch? Are you tired of packing your child’s lunch? On average, the bagged lunch you are making every day will cost you on $3.52 (using Meijer prices in Michigan). This year, lunch at Portland Public Schools will cost $2.60 for Elementary $2.85 at the High School or $4.00 for the combo meal with fries. Save time and money this school year and buy your child a nutritious and delicious lunch with us.

Make sure to check out the Food Service Fact Sheet for all of the information you might need to get this school year started with Food Service.


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Menus for all of our buildings can be found at

Manage your student's lunch account at

Free and Reduced School Meals Information

Children need healthy meals to learn. Portland Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Check out the information below for answers to questions about free and reduced-price meals as well as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application.

Information about Free and reduced applications

Based on the flexibilities and waivers allowed by the USDA, no applications for free or reduced meals are required for the 2021-2022 school year, enabling students to eat for free.

We still need your household to fill out and sign the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. This information is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc. 

This application can be found at

These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:

  • Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
  • Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
  • Professional Learning for staff
  • Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
  • Technology
  • Pandemic-EBT

Menus and Nutrition Facts at Your Fingertips

Chartwells K12 continues to bring technology to the forefront of the dining experience to help students and their parents prioritize healthy food choices and understand ingredients so they can help protect children from allergic reactions. Through Nutrislice, an innovative app, students, parents and faculty have access to school menus, including nutrition information, allergens and photos. Nutrislice can be downloaded for free from the App store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and is available on desktop and mobile devices. Menus are also available at

Lots of other fun information and activities can be accessed at Check it out!

Parent Snack Orders

Never enough time in your day?  Tired of making birthday treats at midnight?  Let us help you out!! Save time and money.  Portland Food Service Department can make your life easier!  Check out our flyer here for more information about ordering our healthy kid friendly options for your student's class.






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