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Free School Meals for All Students Has Ended

When the 2021-2022 school year ended, so did free meals for every student. The federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently declined to continue funding this program.

We understand this change may cause you to worry. However, there are important steps you can take NOW to be sure your student receives the meals they need this school year.

Your student can still receive free or reduced priced meals this fall, your student qualifies.  However, you must take action to make it happen, unless you have received notice of direct certification in the mail.

Please complete the 2022-2023 online application for free or reduced meals. The application is available on the district’s website (www.northvilleschools.org) by going to the departments tab, then choosing food service, after which select free and reduced program from the righthand side menu. Once there, the link to the online application can be found about midway down the page. The online application link can also be found in the MiStar Parent Connect portal.  Paper applications can be printed using the document file on the free and reduced program page and will also available at the school that your child attends once the office reopens on August 15th.

If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches next year. Money can be deposited online before schools starts through the MiStar Parent Connect portal.  Once school resumes money can be deposited online or can be sent to school with your student (cash or check). Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below;


Breakfast Meal Price

Lunch Meal Price


$ Not Available


Middle School

$ Not Available


High School



Cooke School




If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. You can check your students balance online and make a payment online, through the MiStar Parent Connect portal.

Completing an application is the only way to be considered for free or reduced meals next school year.

Please take action now.

For assistance, please contact our Food Service Department at 248-344-3690.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Pre-K through Fifth Grade

Families must preorder lunches for preschools and elementary students. Orders must be in by 8:30 am for preschool students and for elementary students to receive a lunch that day. The system will not allow you to order after the time listed above. For your convenience, meals can be preordered up to 30 days in advance. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the night before.
Students may purchase ala carte items in addition to a free meal using cash.
How to update my students ID number in Nutrislice: 

Middle School and High School

Middle School and High Schools students do NOT need to preorder.  They will pick out what they want for lunch in line at lunchtime. 

What qualifies as a meal?

Schools are required to offer 5 components and students are required to take 3 of the 5 components to make a meal.
The following are school meal components:
  • Milk (fat-free or 1%, flavored or unflavored)
  • Meat/Meat Alternative
  • Bread/Grains 
  • Fruit*
  • Vegetables*
*Students are required to take 1/2 cup of a fruit or vegetable to make a meal
Examples of a reimbursable meal:
  • chili, cinnamon roll, and orange wedges
  • hamburger on bun, side salad, and milk