School Lunch Facts

1. Can I view my child’s account?

  • You have access to view your child’s Food Service account via This is available 24/7 throughout the school year. Through this portal you have access to view your child’s daily purchases, deposits, apply parental restrictions as well as send a payment without a fee.

2. How can I make a payment on my child’s account?

  • You have several options to make a payment on your child’s account. The fastest and most informative method is online via It allows a payment of your discretion without any processing fees. Payment is applied within 20 minutes or less during banking/business hours. Another online option, also without fees, is through This option allows you to see meal account balance only; however you can make payment on other school activities, i.e. athletic fees, BAC, etc. Links to both sites are accessible through either the Food Service Department webpage or the School(s) Menu webpage.

  • Payment may also be brought directly to our office, located in the High School, 4100 Kroes Street. Additionally, you can send money with your child to their respective school or through the mail. All checks should be made payable to Rockford Food Service. When sending payment through the mail, please mail to the attention of Kristin Novak at Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341.

  • We now accept payments via credit/debit card as well. Stop by the Food Service office or call us at 616-863-6037 to pay with a card.

A Qualified School Lunch contains 5 components: protein, fruit, vegetable, grain and milk. Students need to take at least 3 of the 5 components offered of which one must be either a vegetable and/or fruit. All grains have to be Whole Grains.

  • Weekly Average Requirements are based on calories, sodium, and saturated fat.
  • About 70% of all products bought for our school lunch program are from local suppliers.
  • Rockford Public Schools uses the Farm to School Program with distributors that ensure the safety of the products we serve.
  • Child Nutrition Labeling – This is a label from the manufactures to ensure their product meets the Child Nutritional Requirements. All public schools must follow this requirement.
  • Special Dietary Need – If a student has a documented disability that restricts their diet, according the USDA the Food Service Department must make the substitution listed on the medical statement form.
  • Wellness Policy –

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