Food Services


National School Lunch Program Lunch Applications


Frequently Asked Questions

How to Fill Out an Application

2016-17 Free and Reduced Application


The Houghton-Portage Township Schools offers lunches free or at a reduced rate to those students who qualify.  Free & Reduced Price Lunch Applications are sent home at the beginning of each school year. If you feel you qualify for the program, please carefully follow the instructions on the letter attached to the application and return the completed application to your student(s) school.  If you prefer to complete the form online, please click here. Only ONE application needs to be completed for each household. Please review the information prior to submitting your application to ensure all required areas have been completed. Applications that are incomplete will be returned and the eligibility process will be delayed.

A new application MUST be completed for each school year. You will be responsible for any charges to your student(s) account during the approval process or during any period that your student(s) qualification lapses.

To request special meals and/or accommodations, please complete this form.

If you have any questions, please call Shelby Turnquist  (906)482-0456 ext. 3340 or the Houghton Hot Lunch Services Office at (906)482-0456 ext. 3370.

To view lunch balances or make on-line payments to .




Allergy Information

HPTS Food Services Policies & Procedures

Summer Meal Sites
Please check the MDE website at for a list of sponsors  and information about each site.  An interactive map of approved sites can be located by following this link: