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 account or a benefit has been received. 
  • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Schools must follow these meal patterns and portion sizes.
  • Due to nationwide waivers for federally funded meal programs, schools meals were free to all students through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, these waivers have expired and schools must return to charging for breakfast and lunch. We encourage all families to complete an application with the Household Information Report each year.  This report will be sent out at the start of each school year and is available at your child’s school office or on-line. We ask all Charlotte families to complete an application whether your child would be eligible or not. All application information input is used to determine eligibility for many grants and other money that Charlotte Public Schools receives. 
  • Please return the completed report to the main office at your child’s school or mail to: CPS, Food Service Dept., 378 State Street, Charlotte, MI  48813.
  • For the 2022-23 school year:

    We are pleased to announce that Pre-K through 8th grade meals are free with our participation in the CEP (community eligibility program). Charlotte Food Service will be offering meatless meals in the high school and middle school with minimal supply chain disruption.

  • We offer breakfast and lunch at our High School, Middle School, Upper Elementary, & Elementary Schools.  Our menu consists of breakfast and lunch: 1 protein, a fruit and vegetable, along with a juice and milk.

  • Menus are distributed to the buildings on a monthly basis and are posted on the CPS web page.
  • Please visit the CPS, Food Service Department at

Grow. Learn. Play. The Oriole Way.

This Organization is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

What Makes A lunch?

What Makes A Breakfast



Charlotte Public Schools Meal Prices

Grades K-8

Lunch - Free  
Breakfast - Free

Milk - $.65
Second Entrees - $1.25
Many a la carte items at an extra fee

Charlotte High School

Lunch - $2.75
Breakfast - $1.50



Lunch - $5.11
Breakfast - $2.76

Building Lunch Times


All Students:  11:20 am - 12:05 pm
LCC - 11:-00 am

2 hr. Early Release:  11:02 - 11:42
LCC:  Early Release:  10:14 - 10:54

Breakfast:  7:00 - 7:30


1st. Lunch:  10:57 am - 11:33 am
2 hr. Early Release:  10:27 - 11:02

Breakfast:  7:15 -7:35


6th Grade :  1:05 pm - 1:40 pm
2 hr Early Release:  1:00

5th Grade :  12:25 pm - 1:00 pm
2 hr Early Release:  12:25

4th Grade :  11:45 am - 12:20 pm
2 hr Early Release:  11:50

8:55 - Breakfast offered in the Classroom



1st Lunch:  11:15 am - 11:50 am
2nd Lunch:  11:55 am - 12:30 pm
8:55 a - Breakfast offered in the Classroom



3rd Grade:  12:05 pm - 12:40 pm (eat at 12:20 pm)
2nd Grade: 12:45 pm - 1:20 pm
1st Grade:   1:25 pm - 2:00 pm
8:55 - Breakfast offered in the Classroom



3rd & 2nd Grade:  11:05 am - 11:25 am
3rd & 2nd Grade:  11:30 am - 11:50 am
1st Grade:  11:55 am - 12:15 pm
1st Grade:  12:20 pm - 12:40 pm
8:55 - Breakfast offered in the Classroom

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/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 8th Grade.  High School Students may fill out a free/reduced application or add funds through their Efunds Account - see link at the bottom of the page.