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Welcome to Food Services!

Merrill Community Schools participates currently in the Summer Feeding Program (SFSP) and Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program for breakfast and lunch. Our district receives money and some donated commodity food items from the government for all reimbursable meals served to students through these grant programs. 

Summer Feeding Program (SFSP) aka Meet Up & Eat UP

    • The government has extended the ability for schools to run this program the entire 2020-2021 school year. This grant provides FREE breakfast & lunch to any child 0 -18 or 19-26 years of age with special needs.

Face to Face Students 

  • Students that attend school in person will receive breakfast in the classroom and lunch in the cafeteria on a daily basis. Days that school provides at home learning, we will provide take home meals distributed the day before the at home learning day.
  • Face to Face Student will use Online Meal Ordering to order their meals - Ordering can be done from your mobile device by clicking the icon below or by going to

    Online Meal Ordering Button with QR Code


Virtual Students & Community Children between the ages of 0-18 & 19-26 w/ Special Needs 

  • Any virtual student or child within the community that falls between the above required ages may sign up to pick up 5 days of meals on Thursdays. Face to Face students are not eligible for meal boxes because they will be receive meals at school. 

Meal boxes will be available for pick up once a week only. 

  • Pick up days are Thursdays from 9-10:30 am and 4-6 pm.
  • All items will be individually wrapped.
  • Cooking instructions will be provided.
  • Parents/family members may pick up meals without their student present.

     Pick Up Times/Location

  • Food boxes can be picked up at the High School side delivery door on the east end of the cafeteria where the dumpsters are. Delivery door is located on the side wall next to the garage door. This will be the pick up location for the entire district. Please park up near the door.  Please ring the buzzer and state the name of the student(s) you will be picking up for, then get back in your vehicle and wait until the food service worker brings out your students’ meals. If another vehicle is in the parking area, please form a line on Alice St. facing east near the sidewalk. Please do not block the driveway in case of garbage pick up or other deliveries.

     How to Sign Up 

  • Send a text to 989-233-4542 with the number of kids you will be picking up for and which time frame you will be picking them up at each week. Once you are signed up, you will receive a box each week. The only time you need to contact us after signing up is to cancel, change pick up time frame, or if you will not be able to pick them up one week. 

Do I need to fill out any forms? 

Yes!!! Every family (In-person and Virtual) MUST fill out and sign the Household Information Report. This form takes the place of the Free and Reduced Meal Application, however now every family regardless of income or use of the school meals program, must fill out this form and return. Please fill out one form per family, not per school/student. This report is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc. These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:

  •         Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
  •         Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
  •         Professional Learning for staff
  •         Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
  •         Technology

**We are asking that you please complete and submit it as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the report submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the attached report, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds.**


Where/What will my Face to Face Learning Student be eating?  


    • All students will be eating in the classroom this year. 
    • There will be one hot and one cold option to choose from. 
    • All items will be individually wrapped and handed to the student.


    • All students will be eating in the cafeteria. 
    • Social distancing will happen while students are in the lunch line and at the tables.
    • High school tables will have plexiglass dividers on them when social distancing is not possible. 
    • Students will stay seated after disposing of their trash and until their lunch time has ended. 
    • 3 main entree items will be available on a daily basis. 
    • All items will be individually wrapped and handed to the student.

At Home Learning Fridays 

Now that In-Person students are going to be doing At Home Learning on Fridays

  • Students will receive one breakfast and one lunch for FREE. Then, the meals will be delivered to the classrooms by the end of the day for the teachers to distribute to the students to take home with them.

Students Bringing Cold lunch

Pick 3 items and it is FREE!!! Let us help elevate some of the cost of your students' lunch from home. 

  • Have your student pick a milk, fruit and veggie to add to their lunch from home and it is free. This helps our program and helps you save money on these items that many parents already pack in their students lunches. 



Unfortunately, this year we will not have microwaves for use to warm up brown bag lunches. If you are sending your student with a brown bag lunch, please include only items that do not need to be warmed in order to eat.


Can Parents Eat with their In-Person Learning Students at breakfast and lunch?

Unfortunately, this year we will not be allowing parents to come and eat breakfast or lunch with their students due to covid 19 social distancing protocols. 


Lunch Times

Preschool 11:00-11:30
    Ceisla  11:00-11:20
    Waterman 11:05-11:25
1st Grade 11:25-11:45
2nd Grade 11:40-12:00
3rd Grade 11:55-12:15
4th Grade 12:15-12:35
5th Grade  
    Miller 12:35-12:55
    Beckman 12:40-1:00
Middle School 10:50-11:20
High School 11:39-12:09