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Food Services

Breakfast is Served Daily at all Buildings

Please go to the cafeteria upon arrival.

As of August 2023, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH are FREE to all students until June 30, 2024.  If you have qualified for benefits in the past you will still need to fill out an application for this school year.


HS May/June 2024

HS April 2024

MS May/June 2024

MS April 2024


Elem & OW May/June 2024

Elem & OW April 2024


ECC May/June 2024

ECC April 2024


GSRP May 2024

GSRP April 2024


All Schools Breakfast Menu 2023/2024


Adult Menu



Prices are on the charts below.  Funds can be deposited by using

If you do not have an account you can create one on the site but will need your students school ID number.  Call Food Service for the number (616) 892-5591.




Regular Price



Reduced Price



Adult Price



Milk - without a meal is not Free!







Regular Price


Reduced Price



Adult Price



Milk - without a meal is not Free!





Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to eligible students based on family income.  You may apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals online at or by printing and completing a paper application.  Completed paper applications may be turned in to the Food Services Department by dropping it off at any school office.

Don't Scrap the App

Applications available after July 1.

Printable Application

Free and Reduced Price Meals- Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions, please contact Jodi Brouwer, Food Service Director, at 616-892-5591.  Please be assured your application will remain confidential.

For any dietary changes to the pattern meal, the District must have an allergy record from a Physician. Note by Physician or the attached form are acceptable.  I retain from year to year but must have at form to start.  Allergy form

Gluten Free limited menu.  Items may contain dairy, egg and soy. Many items will come from a central kitchen and be set to your students building.  If you would like a Gluten Free meal sent you MUST email by 9:00 AM that serving day. 

Email  Subject : GF order

April Gluten Free Menu

May/June Gluten Free Menu


Please contact the Food Service Office at 616-892-5591 or send an email to our Food Services Director Jodi Brouwer  regarding any food allergies or dietary restrictions your child may have.

Current Ottawa County Dept of Health - Food Service Inspection Reports

Early Childhood Center

Elementary Intermediate Middle School High School
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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

En español


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:


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.

Declaración de no discriminación del USDA

Conforme a las leyesfederales y a los derechos civiles, reglamentos y políticas del Departamento de Agricultura de losEstadosUnidos (U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA), se prohíbe a estainstitucióndiscriminarpormotivo de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, discapacidad y reprimir o  tomarrepresaliasporactividadesrealizadasen el pasadorelacionadas con los derechos civiles. (No todoslosprincipios de prohibición se aplican a todoslosprogramas).

Las personas discapacitadas que requieranmediosalternos para que se les comunique la información de un programa (porejemplo, braille, letraagrandada, grabación de audio, lenguaje de señasestadounidense, etc.) deberáncomunicarse con la agenciaestatal o local responsable de administrar el programa o el TARGET Center del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comunicarse con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Transmisión de Información al (800) 877-8339. La informacióndelprogramatambiénestádisponibleenotrosidiomasademás del inglés.

Para presentarunaquejaporalegadadiscriminación, complete el formulario de quejaspordiscriminacióndelprograma del USDA, AD-3027, que podráencontrarenlíneaen http://www.ocio. o encualquieroficinadel USDA o escribauna carta dirigida al USDA que incluyatoda la informaciónsolicitadaen el formulario. Para solicitarunacopiadelformulario de presentación de quejas, comuníquese al (866) 632-9992. Envíesuformulario o carta completos al USDA por


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410


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Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Civil Rights
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form Instructions

(The complaint form is below the instructions)

PURPOSE: The purpose of this form is to assist you in filing a USDA program discrimination complaint. For help filling out the form, you may call any of the telephone numbers listed at the bottom of the complaint form. You are not required to use the complaint form. You may write a letter instead. If you write a letter it must contain all of the information requested in the form and be signed by you or your authorized representative. Incomplete information will delay the processing of your complaint.

You may also send a complaint by FAX or e-mail. We must have a signed copy of your complaint, so if you send your complaint by e-mail, be sure to attach the signed copy to your email. Incomplete information or an unsigned form will delay the processing of your complaint.

FILING DEADLINE: A program discrimination complaint must be filed not later than 180 days of the date you knew or should have known of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by USDA. Complaints sent by mail are considered filed on the date the complaint was signed, unless the date on the complaint letter differs by seven days or more from the postmark date, in which case the postmark date will be used as the filing date. Complaints sent by fax or email will be considered filed on the day the complaint is faxed or emailed. Complaints filed after the 180-day deadline must include a ‘good cause’ explanation for the delay. For example, you may have “good cause” if:

1. You could not reasonably have been expected to know of the discriminatory act within the 180-day period;

2. You were seriously ill or incapacitated;

3. The same complaint was filed with another Federal, state, or local agency and that agency failed to act on your complaint.

USDA POLICY:  Federal law and policy prohibits discrimination against you based on the following: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, and political beliefs. (Not all bases apply to all programs).

PROPERTY ADDRESS: If this complaint involves a farm or other real estate property that is not your current address, write in the address for that farm or real estate property. Otherwise, this part of the form can be left blank.



This USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form is provided in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. §552a, and concerns the information requested in this form to which this Notice is attached. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (USDA) requests this information pursuant to 7 CFR Part 15.  

If the completed form is accepted as a complaint case, the information collected during the investigation will be used to process your program discrimination complaint.

Disclosure is voluntary. However, failure to supply the requested information or to sign the form may result in dismissal of your complaint. If your complaint is dismissed you will be notified. The information you provide in this complaint may be disclosed to outside parties where USDA determines that disclosure is: 1) Relevant and necessary to the Department of Justice, the court or other tribunal, or the other party before such tribunal for purposes of litigation;  2) Necessary for enforcement proceedings against a program that USDA finds to have violated laws or regulations;  3) In response to a Congressional office if you have requested that the Congressional office inquire about your complaint or; 4) To the United States Civil Rights Commission in response to its request for information.


No Agency, officer, employee, or agent of the USDA, including persons representing the USDA and its programs, shall intimidate, threaten, harass, coerce, discriminate against, or otherwise retaliate against anyone who has filed a complaint of alleged discrimination or who participates in any manner in an investigation or other proceeding raising claims of discrimination.

PDF DocumentCivil Right Complaint Form

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External LinkMDE Summer Food Service Program Website


As required by law, the Board of Education establishes the following wellness policy for the Allendale Public School District.

The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the District's students. Furthermore, research concludes that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

The Board, however, believes this effort to support the students' development of healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise cannot be accomplished by the schools alone. It will be necessary for not only the staff, but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.

The Board sets the following goals in an effort to enable students to establish good health and nutrition habits:

     A. With regard to nutrition education, the District shall:

Nutrition education shall be included in the sequential, comprehensive Health curriculum in accordance with the curriculum standards and benchmarks established by the State.

     B. With regard to physical activity, the District shall:

          1.  Physical Education

Physical education classes shall provide students with opportunities to learn, practice, and be assessed on developmentally appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to engage in lifelong, health-enhancing physical activity.

          2.   Physical Activity

Physical activity and movement shall be integrated, when possible, across the curricula and throughout the school day.

     C. With regard to other school-based activities:
          1. The school shall provide attractive, clean environments in which the students eat.
          2. Free drinking water shall be available to students during designated meal times and may be available throughout the school day.

     D. With regard to nutrition promotion, any foods and beverages marketed or promoted to students on the school campus, during the school day, will meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.

Additionally, the District shall:‚Äč encourage students to increase their consumption of healthful foods during the school day.

Furthermore, with the objectives of enhancing student health and well being, and reducing childhood obesity, the following guidelines are established:

     A. In accordance with Policy 8500, entitled Food Service, the food service program shall comply with Federal and State regulations pertaining to the selection, preparation, consumption, and disposal of food and beverages, including but not limited to the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, as well as to the fiscal management of the program.

     B. As set forth in Policy 8531, entitled Free and Reduced Price Meals, the guidelines for reimbursable school meals are not less restrictive than the guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The sale of foods of minimal nutritional value in the food service area during the lunch period is prohibited.

     C. The sale of foods and beverages to students that do not meet the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards to be consumed on the school campus during the school day is prohibited.

     D. All food items and beverages available for sale to students for consumption on the school campus (any area of property under the jurisdiction of the school that is accessible to students during the school day) between midnight and thirty (30) minutes after the close of the regular school day shall comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, including, but not limited to, competitive foods that are available to students a la carte or as entrees in the dining area (except entree items that were offered on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or School Breakfast Program (SBP) menu on the day of and the day after they are offered on the NSLP or SBP menu), as well as food items and beverages from vending machines, from school stores, or as fund-raisers, including those operated by student clubs and organizations, parent groups, or boosters clubs.

     E. All foods offered on the school campus during the school day shall comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including competitive foods that are available to students a la carte in the dining area, as classroom snacks, or from vending machines.

     F. food and beverage standards approved by the Principal.

     G. The food service program will strive to be financially self-supporting; however, if it is necessary to subsidize the operation, it will not be through the sale of foods with minimal nutritious value.

The Board designates the Superintendent as the individual(s) charged with operational responsibility for verifying that the District meets the goals established in this policy.

The Superintendent shall appoint a District wellness committee that includes parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, educational staff (including health and physical education teachers), mental health and social services staff, school health professionals, members of the public and school administrators to oversee development, implementation, evaluation and periodic update of the wellness policy. The Wellness Committee shall be an ad hoc committee with members recruited and chosen annually. School-level health advisory teams may assist in the planning and implementation of these Wellness initiatives.

The Wellness Committee shall be responsible for:

     A. assessment of the current school environment;

     B. review of the District’s wellness policy;

     C. presentation of the wellness policy to the school board for approval;

     D. measurement of the implementation of the policy;

     E. recommendation for the revision of the policy, as necessary.

Before the end of each school year the Wellness Committee shall recommend to the Superintendent any revisions to the policy it deems necessary and/or appropriate. In its review, the Wellness Committee shall consider evidence-based strategies in determining its recommendations.

The Superintendent shall report annually to the Board on the progress of the Wellness Committee and on its evaluation of policy implementation and areas for improvement, including status of compliance by individual schools and progress made in attaining goals of policy.

The Superintendent is also responsible for informing the public, including parents, students and community members, on the content and implementation of this policy. In order to inform the public, the Superintendent shall:

     A. District newsletter;
     B. and post the policy on the District’s website, including the Wellness Committee's assessment of the implementation of the policy.

The District shall assess the Wellness Policy at least once every three (3) years on the extent to which schools in the District are in compliance with the District policy, the extent to which the District policy compares to model wellness policies, and the progress made in attaining the goals of the District Wellness Policy. The assessment shall be made available to the public on the School District's web site.

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42 U.S.C. 1751, Sec. 204

42 U.S.C. 1771

7 C.F.R. Parts 210 and 220

Food Service

Director of Food Services

Jodi Brouwer
Allendale High School

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