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Cedar Springs Public Schools

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Food Service


Red Hawk Online Students Pick Up

Monday & Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lower parking lot of the District Office

In-Person Learning Students

Meal pick-up will resume if school returns to remote. 
Check back for additional updates.
Food Service Director

Food Service Director

Holly Haywood
Holly Haywood
(616) 696-0372
FREE MEALS THROUGH end of 20-21 school year

FREE MEALS THROUGH end of 20-21 school year

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S.D.A. and M.D.E. have extended food service program flexibilities that will allow Cedar Springs Public Schools to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to ALL students through the end of the 20-21 school year.
All students may eat breakfast and lunch at school from our food service program.  K-5 students are currently eating breakfast in the classroom each morning, and grabbing and eating their lunch in the school cafeteria in cohorts.  Middle and High School students can grab a free breakfast when they arrive to school each day.  It is important to note that the waiver only applies to school meals, not a-la- carte or individual items such as drinks, snacks, and extra main dishes.  While a milk or juice will be provided free as part of a school meal, the additional a-la-carte items will continue to be available for purchase individually.  You may still place money on your child(ren)’s lunch account for these items if you wish.
Students enrolled in Red Hawk Online also have the opportunity for free meals, and should have received communication from Bill Cataldo or Jeremy VerWys about pre-ordering food.  Please contact Holly Haywood at 616-696-0372 or to be added to the RHO list.
We continue to urge all families to fill out and update their free & reduced lunch application at  This important task will allow for continuity of services in January through the remainder of the school year.  Significant Federal funding for our district is also directly tied to this information.
This opportunity is available only to students enrolled with Cedar Springs Public Schools.  If you are interested in free meals and not enrolled with us, please visit


Mornings can be really crazy…the alarm doesn’t go off…the kids don’t want to get up…there is no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes…or they’re just not ready to eat!  Or maybe your teenager grabs a soda and a candy bar on the way to school.  If this sounds like your house in the morning, we can help.  Breakfast is served at school every day school is in session! 

Why choose School Breakfast?  
School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day.  Students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory (1)and studies show that eating breakfast at school results in higher test scores (2)

Breakfast selections include whole grain rich items, fresh or canned fruit, 100% fruit juice and low fat or fat free dairy products.  You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else. 

Meal Pricing

 Elementary Breakfast - $1.40       

 Secondary Breakfast - $1.50
 Reduced Elementary Breakfast - $0.30  Reduced Secondary Breakfast - $0.30
 Elementary Lunch - $2.35  Secondary Lunch - $2.85 - $3.00
 Reduced Elementary Lunch - $0.40  Reduced Secondary Lunch - $0.40
 Milk (A La Carte) - $0.50  Milk (A La Carte) - $0.50

Easier, Faster and More confidential than paper. Apply for meal benefits for your children. allows you to easily apply for meal benefits for your children. will walk you through the process in just a few minutes. Your completed application will be sent to the Food Service Department so your children can receive benefits quickly and confidentially.


Pay for Meals, Check Balances, View History, Transfer Money and so much more. Click Send Money To School to get started.

A whole new level of service for managing your money sent to school. To establish new accounts you will need your student's 6 digit ID number which you can be obtained from your child's building office. You will have the convenience of checking meal account balances, making deposits into those accounts and eventually depositing money into other department accounts.

Smart Snacks

The Food Service Department is always very active in preparing for the new school year. We realize nutritional healthy meals play an important role in the education of our students. Studies have proven children learn better with a nutritious meal in their system than those that are less fortunate. So with this in mind, we are anxious to introduce the Healthy Hungry Free Kids Act (HHFKA) passed as a law by congress. Students and parents can expect many benefits from healthier and more nutritious food in school. Click Smart Snacks for the USDA Smart Snacks in School Standards.

Special Dietary Needs

Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs - The Michigan Department of Education has created a document outlining federal regulations for food substitutions. Please read this and direct any questions to the CSPS Food Service Director.
Request for Special Meals and/or Accommodations – must be completed by parent/guardian and signed by a Medical Authority. This form must be filled out annually and kept on file in your child’s school health office and the Food Service Department.
Special Dietary Needs Request Form
We Believe:

We Believe:

  • The Cedar Springs Food Service Department is a partnership of students, parents, staff and community
  • All students are equal and unique
  • Students are our NUMBER ONE priority
  • A patient, positive attitude is important
Nondiscrimination Statement

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

 (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.