Food Service

Michigan's Mighty Meals

 

ATTENTION:

Free & Reduced Price School Meals Family Applications are available online!

Just visit northview.familyportal.cloud for quick and easy submission.

If applying online, do not submit a paper application.

Contact Information

Northview’s Food Service is committed through teamwork, to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals in a respectful, friendly manner.

All questions regarding the Food Service at Northview can be directed to Jan Jager:

Phone: (616) 361-3473

Email:  jjager@nvps.net

Need to talk to someone from a specific kitchen?

High School & NNCC – Jan Jager – jjager@nvps.net

Crossroads – Renay George – rgeorge@nvps.net

Highlands – Krista Lewis-Bissell – klewis-bissell@nvps.net

East Oakview – Kathy Kramer – kkramer@nvps.net

North Oakview – Anna Pellegrom – apellegrom@nvps.net

West Oakview – Sherri Lee – slee@nvps.net

Meet Up & Eat Up

The Summer Food Service Program provides free, nutritious meals to all children via a congregate meal service at locations within local communities across Michigan. In eligible locations where congregate meal service sites are not available, families can participate in the Rural Non-Congregate Summer Food Service Program. Non-congregate meal service is a food service in which meals are made available for children to enjoy in non-group settings. Non-congregate meal service may be operated only at sites designated as rural and with no congregate meal service.

 

To find a Summer Food Service Program site, people can visit the Meet Up and Eat Up locator map at michigan.gov/meetupeatup. All information, including meal service times and serving dates, will be available once school is out for summer recess. The locator map website is updated regularly throughout the summer months.

Menus

Breakfast is offered at all Northview schools before school begins in the morning. Breakfast consists of fruit, grain, meat/meat alternative and milk.  Lunch consists of a fruit, vegetable, grain, protein and milk.

 

If your student is being charged ala carte prices for entrees it may be because they are not taking the required fruit or vegetable to qualify for meal pricing.

 

Students MUST take a fruit or vegetable at lunch and breakfast in order to qualify for meal “pricing.” Please encourage your child to take advantage of getting at least one item from the fruit and vegetable bar. If there is not something offered that day that they want for their meal, please have them take an item that can be put into their backpack and taken home for after school.

NOTE: When school is unexpectedly cancelled, please be aware that the menu choice from the day when school is closed will be served on the next day school is in session.

The menu may change at any time due to shortages and out of stock products. We will again do a four week menu cycle and release the menu one week in advance. This allows us to assure that all posted menu items in the week are in the district and ready to go. 

Pricing

All meals for all grades are FREE.

Milk or juice is not free unless a meal is purchased.

Additional beverages and beverages to go with sack lunches brought from home are $1.00.

 

Free & Reduced

Fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application online by using https://northview.familyportal.cloud/. The site walks you through a set of questions and sends the information directly to Northview. What are the advantages? You will not have to send in the paper application. Your application is processed in most cases in less than one business day. Be sure to list ALL household members on the same application with ALL household income. If you are currently receiving food stamps you MUST include the case number. Benefits are based on household size/income ratio. If you do not have access to a computer, contact Jan Jager or pick up a paper application from any of our school buildings. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A NOTICE OF DIRECT CERTIFICATION for the current year for free meals, DO NOT complete the Application; but, do let the school know if any children in your household are not listed on the NOTICE OF DIRECT CERTIFICATION letter you received. As noted on the Application, school officials may require applicants to verify information provided on this application.

Free & Reduced Application

This site was created by and is maintained by Meal Magic Family Portal . Northview Public Schools does not endorse, insure the accuracy of, or vouch for the safety and privacy of any linked sites nor does it assume any responsibility for the content found on these sites.  Contact Jan at 361-3473 with questions.

NOTE:  When applying for your family please note the following:
(1) You will need your student’s Id. (2)  Applications are processed weekly so if you do not receive an email within one week of your request, check your spam folder as some email servers automatically “Spam” them.

For Those Choosing Not To Apply Online:

Northview is excited to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students starting this new school year thanks to the Michigan Healthy School Meals Program! Even though meals will be provided for free, it’s important for families to continue sharing household income information in order for our schools to receive full access to federal and state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.

Food Service Accounts

Monitoring Your Child’s Account

1. Family Portal gives you free access to your child’s account to view balances and charges made. Parents & guardians can be proactive and set up to receive an email alert when funds drop below a selected amount.

2. Northview will email parents & guardians daily when an account goes into the negative. Please keep your email address up-to-date in the school office and add jjager@nvps.net to your contacts to assure you receive emails.

Making Payments

1. Make a payment on your Family Portal account. There is a small fee to deposit through this website. Funds will show on the account within one day.

2. Set up Northview Public Schools in your bill payment on your online banking. You can send checks on a regular basis. Please use:

Northview Food Service, 4451 Hunsberger NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 and include your student’s account number in the memo section.

3. Send checks (made out to Northview Food Service) to school with your student. Cash is always accepted, however, cash deposits cannot be guaranteed.

Student Access To Account

All students are assigned a meal account when they enroll in Northview. This account stays the same for the duration of their school years. Students in grades 5-12 may access their account by registering for the finger scan system. The finger scan system is the easiest and most secure way for students to access their account. The system is a finger imaging program that measure unique points of each student fingerprint and transfers it to numerical number. To register students in this system, the student holds their finger on the scanner while the points are measured and transferred to a unique number. That unique number is now what identifies each student in the lunch room. Fingerprints are not being taken and fingerprints cannot be made from the unique number.

Charging Policy

Breakfast Outreach

Running late in the morning?  Kids don’t want to eat after just getting up? Kids ate breakfast but need a healthy snack for after school? Northview Food Service has you covered!

All schools offer a hot or a grab -n-go breakfast every morning. Studies show a link between nutrition and learning. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can actively participate in class.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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

email: Program.Intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.