Food Service

Oakridge Public Schools offers breakfast and lunch every school 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.

Director of Dining
Kristie Long
(231) 788-7321



Oakridge Public Schools is one of many Muskegon County school districts taking part in the Meet Up and Eat Up summer lunch program offered to local children throughout the summer months.

Oakridge Public Schools will be serving lunches daily at the High School (5493 East Hall Road) cafeteria from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Monday – Friday. The Upper Elementary (481 South Wolf Lake Road) will be serving lunches on Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, to coincide with the Salute to Summer Reading program (Wednesdays from 10:00 am – Noon) and the YMCA Active All Year program (Wednesdays 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm) both of which are free summer programs for kids offered at the upper elementary building. (Meals will not be served at Oakridge Public Schools on Wednesday, July 4. The district will be closed for Independence Day.) 


Children ages 18 and younger are welcome to come to one of the Oakridge Summer Lunch Program locations during the scheduled times to enjoy a healthy lunch for free! Adults may also enjoy a summer lunch at Oakridge Public Schools by purchasing a lunch for just $3.


To view a full list of Michigan school districts participating in the SFSP, Meet Up and Eat Up program this summer, along with individual lunch schedules, please follow the link to zoom into your location.


Meal Menus

Monthly Meal Menus can be viewed digitally here. Menus are updated every month.

Meal Pricing Information – 2017/18 School Year

Lower & Upper Elementary
Breakfast – FREE (Oakridge provides universal free breakfast)
Lunch – $2.45 daily, $12.25 weekly

Middle & High School
Breakfast -FREE (Oakridge provides universal free breakfast)
Lunch – $2.70 daily, $13.50 weekly

Reduced Priced Meals
Breakfast -FREE (Oakridge provides universal free breakfast)
Reduced Price Lunch – $0.40 daily, $2.00 weekly

Breakfast – $2.00 daily, $10.00 weekly
Lunch – $3.50 daily, $17.50 weekly

Milk Only
$0.40 daily, $2.00 weekly

Free and Reduced Price Meals Application

  • There will be NO credit issued.
  • Reduced price meals will only be given to those who qualify.
  • 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 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
  • Students who qualified for 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.
  • You can complete an online application in the privacy of your home at

How to Apply for Free and Reduced Meals

Frequently Asked Questions for Meals Application

2017-2018 Household Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

MDE Special Dietary Needs Form

Deposit Money Into Your Child’s Account

To deposit money electronically into your student’s account without a deposit fee, click here. You can also make a payment using cash or check, as well. These payments can be made in your school, or sent with your child to school.

Food and Nutrition Guidelines

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.

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