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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the student meal?

  • Lunch: Elementary FREE - Middle School $2.75 - High School $3.00
  • Breakfast: Elementary FREE - Middle School $1.60- High School $1.80
  • Adults: Lunch $3.85 - Breakfast $2.20
  • Milk $.65

Checkout the Meal Pricing page for more information.

How does a student pay for his/her meal?

Paw Paw Public Schools uses Efunds for schools for online payments.

EFunds for School

Parents are encouraged to put money into their child's account by sending a check made out to "Paw Paw Public Schools Food Service". Students can also purchase meals with cash.

What happens if a student forgets his/her meal money?

Charge Policy:

At all Paw Paw Public Schools buildings, if an account balance falls below $0, the student will continue to receive and be charged for a reimbursable meal until the account is brought into good standing.

Email notices are sent out electronically on a daily basis. It is the parents responsibility to make sure the district has a current email address on file.

The student is reminded of their balance each time they charge a meal, to remind them to bring in a deposit.

The Principal or Food Service Director will attempt to reach out to parents by phone or mailing letters home if there is no response to the emails or verbal notices.

Students are never refused a meal because a hungry child cannot learn.

Students are not allowed to charge second meals or alacarte items, they must have money in hand or funds in their account.

Is milk the only beverage allowed with the meal?

In accordance to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) nutritional guidelines, milk is no longer a MANDATORY item for lunch in any grade, children have the choice to have it or not.

Where do Free and Reduced Family Applications get returned to?

You may mail your Free and Reduced Family Application to the following addresses to ensure complete privacy.

119 Johnson St., Paw Paw,MI 49079 ATTN: Korrie Perkins, Food Service Director

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30609 Red Arrow Hwy., Paw Paw, MI 49079 ATTN: Korrie Perkins, Food Service Director

What are some of the nutritious foods you serve at all schools in the district?

Meat/Meat Alternative Grains/Bread Fruit/Vegetable Mixed Dishes
• Hard-boiled eggs
• Sausage links
• Ham slice
• Turkey sausage
• String cheese
• Yogurt
• Ham
• Turkey
• Hamburger
• Grilled Chicken
• Dry whole grain cereal
• Hot cereal
• Biscuits
• Muffins
• Bagels
• Waffles
• French toast
• Pancakes
• French toast sticks
• Granola
• Graham crackers
• Whole Grain Pretzels
• Pretzel Rolls
  • Whole Grain Chips
  • *All grains are whole grain. All Breading on Chicken Sandwiches and Nuggets are Whole Grain.
    Fruits
  • Green or Red apple wedges
  • • Banana
    • Green or Red grapes
    • Orange wedges
    • Applesauce (Cinnamon & regular)
    • Peaches
    • Pineapple
    • Pears
    • Melon
    • Raisins
    • Strawberries
    • Watermelon
  • 100% fruit juice (Apple, Orange, Grape)
  • Veggies• Broccoli
    • Corn
    • Sweet potatoes
    • Tomatoes
    • Peas
    • Green beans
    • Celery
    • Carrots
    • Romaine lettuce & spinach mixed
    • Salad mix
    • Refried Beans/Garbanzo • Beans
    • Toasted cheese
    sandwich
    • Cheese and egg
    omelet
    • Peanut butter & jelly
    (strawberry or grape)
    • Breakfast pizza
    • Breakfast burrito
    • Egg cheese & muffin or bagel sandwich
    • Veggie stromboli
    • Pepperoni stromboli
    • American meatloaf
    • Tomato basil pasta
    • Chicken Alfredo
    • Lasagna