Food Service

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Effective February 7, 2022

As a current participant in the Community Eligibility Program where all enrolled Mancelona K-12 students qualify for free breakfast and lunches, no ala carte and/or second entrée meals will be charged and must be paid for at time of purchase. 

If Mancelona Public School is not approved for the Community Eligibility Program:  Students will pay for meals at the district’s published standard rate each day. A student will be allowed to charge a maximum of three (3) meals to their account after the balance reaches zero. Once a student has charged those three meals, he/she will not be allowed to charge; however he/she will be offered a designated alternate. Sample: cheese sandwich, veggie, fruit and milk. This designated alternate will be charged to the child’s meal account at the standard rate.

Ala Carte Purchases must be paid for with funds available on the meal account or at the time of purchase. Ala cart items cannot be charged.


If a change occurs in the child’s household income during the school year or there is an unusual circumstance that occurs, it is important for the parent/guardian to contact Lindsey Newland, Food Service Director at 231-587-9764 ext#214, to see if the family qualifies for free or reduced meals.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.