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Our Food Service Program

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Many Food Choices

Students are offered two entry choices along with a salad bar and a yogurt bar daily. These options are found on our 6 week cycle menu. The middle and high school students also the option of lunch combo meals from the Gremlin Café Menu. Examples include hot lunch entrees, Chef, Garden or Caesar Salads, Sandwiches, Chicken Crispitos, Fruit Parfaits, Fruit Smoothies, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cheese Filled Breadsticks, Honey Sriracha Chicken, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Hamburger, Chicken Potato Bowls, Top N'Go Walking Taco, Breaded Chicken Patty or Chicken Wings and pizza, which are all offered with a milk and fruit or vegetable. To qualify as a free combo meal students must take three items with one being a half cup of fruit or vegetable.

Meal Prices

First meals are free for the 2023-2024 school year through the MICHIGAN SCHOOL MEALS.

Students must choose a half cup serving of a fruit or vegetable and two other items to make it a compliant meal and receive free pricing.

The Michigan School Meals program allows for all public school students, grades Pre-K to 12, to eat breakfast and lunch for FREE. Learn more.

If Students purchase second meals they will be charged the following prices for the cycle menu meals or Ala Carte pricing form the Gremlin Café Menu.

  • $2.00 for all student breakfast.

  • Cycle menu lunch is $3.00 for K-5 students and $3.25 for 6-12 students.

  • Milk, when purchased separately, is available to all students for $.50. Take a fruit and vegetable with your milk and it's free.


  • Breakfast: $3.00

  • Lunch: $5.25; $4.00 for just an entrée or salad bar

National School Lunch Program Lunch Applications

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.

Starting on September 5th, school lunches and breakfasts will be free to all students. Please continue to fill out the applications even though meals are free for all. The Application for Summer EBT and Education Benefits with the Michigan School Meals Program collects information needed to ensure the school receives state and federal funding for education programs. Without this information, Houghton-Portage Township Schools could lose important state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.

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 fill out applications and make payments, click here.

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.

Allergy Information

To request special meals and/or accommodations, please complete the Special Dietary Needs Form.

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