Food Service

Oakridge Public Schools offers breakfast and lunch every day to all students.

Our Food Services Department is managed by Chartwells.   They help the district adhere to Food and Nutrition Guidelines from the USDA and make it easier than ever for students to make healthy food and beverage choices at school.  Our Director of Dining is Kristie Long.  She can be reached at 231-788-7321.

Food and Nutrition Guidelines

  1. Provide more deeply colored, nutrient dense, and fiber rich fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, spinach, peaches, broccoli, and beans.
  2. Provide more whole grain foods, such as brown rice and whole wheat.
  3. Encourage lean proteins including vegetarian and plant based.
  4. Reduce unhealthy fats, sodium, and sugar.

Chartwells’ dedication to earth and community friendly practices is displayed by serving hormone free milk, poultry products without the routine use of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, cage free shell eggs, and locally grown produce.

Meal Pricing Information

  1. Lower & Upper Elementary
    • Breakfast – FREE (Oakridge provides universal free breakfast)
    • Lunch – $2.35 daily, $11.75 weekly
  2. Middle & High School
    • Breakfast – $1.50 daily, $7.50 weekly
    • Lunch – $2.60 daily, $13.00 weekly
  3. Reduced Price Meals – All Buildings
    • Reduced Price Breakfast – $0.30 daily, $1.50 weekly
    • Reduced Price Lunch – $0.40 daily, $2.00 weekly
  4. Adults
    • Breakfast – $2.00 daily, $10.00 weekly
    • Lunch – $3.50 daily, $17.50 weekly
  5. Milk Only
    • $0.40 daily, $2.00 weekly

Free and Reduced Price Meals Application

  1. There will be NO credit issued to students.
  2. Free and reduced price breakfast and lunch will only be given to those who qualify.
  3. Free and reduced price meals are available upon proper application to families who qualify for the
    program.   The application must be fully completed and approved before students may receive free or reduced priced meals. You may apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if you start getting FAP, FIP, FDPIR, or other benefits. If you lose your job, your children may be able to get free or reduced price meals. Applications are available in all school offices and online at
  4. Students who qualified for free or reduced priced meals in the prior school year may still be eligible for a brief time period at the beginning of a school year. If a new application is not filed by communicated deadlines, the student will be charged full price for a meal until a new application is reviewed and a determination is made.  We would be happy to assist you by answering your questions.  Please call Kristie Long, Director of Dining, at 231-788-7321.
  5. You can complete an online application in the privacy of your home at

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Meal Menus

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