Food Service Updates for 2022-23 School Year

When the 2021-2022 school year ended, so did free meals for every student. While 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 the program. If your student typically qualifies for free or reduced meals, they can still receive them this fall, but you must take action to make it happen. There are important steps you can take NOW to be sure your student receives the meals they need this school year.

Below you will see references to the LCS Food Service Department webpage, to access the page visit this link.

For any questions, please contact our Food Service Department at 810-538-1648.

Our meal pricing structure has returned for the 2022-23 school year. Breakfast will remain free to all students. Lunch pricing will be as follows:

Elementary – $2.75
Rolland Warner & Zemmer – $3.00
Lapeer High School – $3.25-$3.50
CFI – $3.25

Paper applications are located in LCS building offices. For faster results, you can submit an application online using the link or by visiting the LCS Food Service Department webpage and using the Free and Reduced Lunch Application link on the left side of the page. Once on the family portal homepage, use the “Apply for Benefits” button to proceed directly to the school meals application.

To access our PaySchools Central online payment platform, you can visit the website or access it on the left side of the LCS Food Service Department webpage, along with a parent user guide. PaySchools Central was updated in the summer of 2021. Therefore, if you have not used it since then, you will need to create a new account. Once your account is set up, you will need your student’s ID number to add them to your account for deposits.

Throughout the year, you can continue to view your student’s balance by using the student lunch account portal at The portal will give you access to filling out a free or reduced lunch application, viewing your students account history, transferring money between students, or setting parental spending controls. Once on the homepage, use the “Register” button to create an account. For further account setup instructions, click the Student Lunch Account Portal link on the left side of the LCS Food Service Department webpage.

Meals include entrée choices, vegetables, and fruit. Ala Carte beverages and snacks are also available for purchase. Lapeer Community Schools, in partnership with Chartwells K-12, uses Nutrislice to publish school menus to an interactive website and a free smartphone app. You can access menus anytime using your smartphone app. You may also go to the Lapeer Community Schools website, and click on the Food Service page. You can access nutrition information, filter common food allergens, and print a PDF version of the menu. Menus will still be available in the elementary newsletter and posted in secondary schools. 

Now Hiring Food Service Workers
We are hiring immediately for part-time food service worker positions with Chartwells. Click here for more information.

  • Schedule: follows the traditional school year calendar, 10:15 am -1:15 pm; More details upon interview.
  • Requirement: Previous experience is a plus but not required; training provided.
  • Internal Employee Referral Bonus Available.
  • Retirement Plan
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits, including Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Legal Services, and Choice Auto and Home Program.

We Make Applying Easy! Want to apply to this job via text messaging? Text JOB to 75000 and
search requisition ID number 1031584 or visit

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights
regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by mail: 

U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400
Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Civil Rights Complaint Link:

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