Grosse Ile Food Service Department

The National school lunch program is regulated by the USDA to provide nutritious meals to students.  Free and reduce priced lunches are available for families that qualify.  The free and reduce lunch application and instructions links are  listed below:

Frequently asked questions about free and reduced priced meals
How to Apply for Free and Reduced Price School Meals
Free and Reduced Lunch Application


Debit Card System: 

The debit card system is an advance payment system set up for the purchase of school lunch.  It is available in all Grosse Ile Township Schools. Here is how it works:

  • Deposits in the form of cash or checks (made out to Grosse Ile School Cafeteria)  are sent to school.  At the elementary schools, deposits should be placed in an enveloped labeled with the student's name and homeroom teacher.  These deposits are given to the teacher at the beginning of the day.  At the High School and Middle School, deposits can be given to the lunchroom cashier at the time of purchase.
  • As students purchase lunch, the cost of the meal is deducted from their account.  Parent should determine the amount of the deposit by multiplying the cost of lunch times the number of days they would like to pay in advance.  A la carte purchases should also be figured into the deposit. 
  • By using the MIStar Parent Portal, parents are able to view lunch account activity, check balances and make payments into your student's lunch account using Paypal. Monitoring lunch accounts through the MIStar Parent Portal is essential in keeping accounts in good standing.  Click here to find out more.

The process is simple and eliminates the need to find lunch money everyday.  If your student is a frequent customer of the school food service, it is truly the way to go.  Any questions regarding the debit system or any other food service related issue can be directed to the food service department at 362-2409.