Food and Nutrition Services

Charlotte Public schools, food service program                                                  

  • Charlotte Public Schools, Food Service Department strives to ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to eat well-balanced, nutritional meals while at school.  
  • Parents/Guardians are ultimately responsible for ensuring money is in the family account or a benefit has been received. 
  • Ala Carte items.  CPS Food and Nutrition Department prohibits any student or staff to purchase anything a la carte including second entrees unless they have the funds in their account or cash on hand.
  • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Schools must follow these meal patterns and portion sizes.
  • For the 2024-25 school year:

    Charlotte Public Schools is excited to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students starting this new school year thanks to the Community Eligibility Program! Even though meals will be provided for free, it is 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. Parents/guardians are encouraged to fill out an Education Benefits Form. This form is sent out at the start of each school year and is available at your child’s school office or via Skyward. Forms are, also, available by calling our office at 541-5140. This information is critical in determining the amount of funding that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs such as Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, etc.

  • Please return the completed form to the main office at your child’s school or mail to: CPS, Food Service Dept., 378 State Street, Charlotte, MI  48813.
  • We offer breakfast and lunch at our High School, Middle School, Upper Elementary, & Elementary Schools.  Our menu consists of breakfast and lunch: 1 protein, 1 whole grain, a fruit and vegetable, along with a juice and milk.

  • Charlotte Food Service will be offering meatless meals in the high school and middle school with minimal supply chain disruption.

  • Menus are distributed to the buildings on a monthly basis and are posted on the CPS web page. Please note - all menus are subject to change during the school year. 

Grow. Learn. Play. The Oriole Way.

This Organization is an Equal Opportunity Provider.                                                                                                                                                                              

FInd Free Summer Meals near You

Save your family time and money with free summer meals for your kids this summer! No application or registration needed, just stop by and enjoy. To find meal sites near you, visit WEBSITE or text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304.

Menus are listed on the Charlotte Orioles school websites.  

We are pleased to announce that we will be piloting Meet Up and Eat Up Breakfast here at Charlotte Public Schools.  Meet Up and Eat Up Breakfast will be served from 9:00 am – 9:45 am at the Charlotte Middle School Main Entrance (East Side) – Door #30. Breakfast will be served Monday thru Thursday from June 18 thru July 3. 

Breakfast menu June 2024

Lunch menu June 2024

Breakfast menu July 2024

Lunch menu July 2024

Sharing Information with Other Programs

Based on information for Applications for Free and Reduced Priced School Meals, your child may qualify for other programs. We must have your permission to share your information. Sending in this form will not change whether your child/ren get free or reduced price meals.

Sharing Information with Other Programs

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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.

Special Dietary Needs


If your student has Special Dietary Needs you must have a form filled out by a Physician.

*This form will have to be filled out for each school year or if there are any changes.

Allergy Form Information

Allergy Form/Special Dietary Needs Form

*This form will need to be turned in to the Food Service Office.

Any questions, please contact Food Services at 517-541-5140.  

Brent Bishop
Meagan Mosher
Administrative Assistant

378 State Street
Charlotte, Michigan 48813

517.541.5140 phone
517.541.5145 fax

Business Hours

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Free Breakfast and Lunch for students Pre-K through 12th Grade. All students/parents/guardians may add funds through their Efunds Account - see link at the bottom of the page.