Student Food Service Policy

Lincoln Consolidated Schools 
Student Food Service Policy 
 
Dear Parent/Guardian, 
Attached is the application for the Free & Reduced Meal Program.  If your household income is below the limits listed on the attached documentation, please fill out one application per family, and return to any school office or mail to Lincoln Consolidated Schools Food Service at 7425 Willis Rd Ypsilanti MI 48197.   Applications will be accepted at any school building, but please mark Food Service on the envelope to ensure prompt delivery.  If you attended Lincoln Schools and received free or reduced meal benefits last year, you will begin the new school year at the same status, however, a new application must be submitted and processed by October 13, 2020 in order for meal benefits to continue for the 2020/2021 school year.  If you received benefits at another school district, you will not be eligible for free or reduced meals at Lincoln until an application has been processed and approved. Further information on Free & Reduced Meal program is attached.  Internet options are also available to those who would like to complete and submit an electronic application rather than a paper form. 
Students not eligible for free lunch are expected to maintain a positive balance in their accounts in order to purchase breakfasts, lunches, beverages, or a la carte items.  If they do not have money in their lunch accounts, they are expected to bring a lunch from home.  Student accounts are put on hold after numerous verbal and written reminders.  We do not allow a grace period for MS/HS students, and only two (2) lunches for elementary students if their account balance is negative.  Students may not purchase a la carte items if their account balance is negative, even with cash. 
The computer software used by the Food Service Department tracks deposits and food purchases.  It is important that your student use his/her lunch account only.  Sharing accounts is not allowed. 
Parents may make online credit card deposits to student food service accounts using our secure food service portal Lunch Account Login .  Please note that there is a $2.00 fee per transaction to cover processing costs.  One deposit may be split among more than one family member without incurring an additional $2.00 fee.  Trouble logging in? To request a username and password, please call 734-484-7072 or   Karen Thomas. Please include students name(s), parent name(s), and home address.  Please allow approximately 48 hours for a reply.  If you have a user name and password that was assigned in the previous year, it carries over to the current school year and will continue to give your access to your family lunch accounts. 
If we receive a non-sufficient fund check, a letter is mailed home and the check amount plus a $9.00 NSF fee will be deducted from the student’s account.  We will only allow two (2) non-sufficient fund checks per school year per household, after which deposits must be made by cash or credit card only. 
Monthly menus are on the website under Food Service.  Please direct questions and comments about the meal program to  Karen Thomas, Director of Food Service at (734) 484-7072. 
We process these forms as quickly as we can.  To ensure prompt processing time, please remember to: 
• Make sure all family members are listed (students, children, and adults). • List all income received in the household (Use $0 in the column if no income) • Include your case number on the form, if applicable • Sign the form and put the last 4 digits of your social security number 
Please be sure your application is complete.  We cannot process incomplete applications. 
 
Sincerely, 
Robert Jansen, Superintendent of Schools