Food and Nutrition Services Department
Fax: (586) 797-8358
Robert Brady, Director (586) 797-1180
Nichol Haw, Coordinator (586) 797-1184
Jenny Miccolis, Quality Control Manager (586) 797-1183
Information about School Meals
Children know what foods they like and which they don’t. At home or at school, it can be a struggle to get your child to eat what you know they need. In UCS cafeterias, students will find food combinations that incorporate quality ingredients and foods they recognize. Meals feature the new stricter federal meal requirements that were in the news recently. These requirements include increased portions of colorful vegetables and fruit, more healthy whole grains and lower fat entrees. Balanced meals filled with vitamins and nutrients that support good health and learning. Visit the Healthy Meals at School page to learn more about meal requirements.
The Food and Nutrition Services Department administers the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, along with a host of other food-related services for students and staff. For parents there are many services to make purchasing meals easy. Visit the School Meals Computer System page to learn more about Lunchapp.com to fill out free/reduced price lunch application (application is available in multiple languages at this link) and sendmoneytoschool.com to deposit money using Visa, Mastercard and Discover card. If you are paying by cash, checks should be made out to: Utica Community Schools.
On-Line Deposits and Account Management - Every parent will want to consider setting up an on-line account to manage and monitor their student’s meal activity through http://sendmoneytoschool.com . Visit the sendmoneytoschool.com website to set up your account. You will need your child’s 9-digit ID number to apply. If you do not have the number on hand, contact the school office. Once your sendmoneytoschool.com account is set up, you can access student meal accounts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to view account balances, deposit histories, or your child’s meal or snack selections free of charge. You can also make deposits to your child’s cafeteria account using Visa, MasterCard or Discover. (A bank service fee of $1.50 will be charged to your credit card.) Online deposits of $50 or more to a single student account will receive a $2 credit to their account.
Breakfasts & Lunches may still be purchased with cash or check; however amounts of $20 or more are recommended. Checks should be made to Utica Community Schools Food Service Department. Checks returned for Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) will be accessed a $25 fee.
Full lunches are $2.75 for elementary students, $2.90 for junior high students and $2.95 for high school students. Breakfast is $1.75 at all levels. Milk is 45-cents at all levels.
For information, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to meal account balances, deposit history, and account activity; including your student’s meal or snack selections, parents may now sign-up for low-balance email alerts through the sendmoneytoschool.com website! Parents can designate a minimum account balance and will be notified by email when their student’s account balance goes below that level. Sign-up today!
Free & Reduced Price Meals
Applying for Free & Reduced Price Meals
Enter “Utica Community Schools” and follow the prompts. Most applications are processed within two (2) working days.
Paper applications are distributed to all student households or are available at your child’s school. Complete the application and return it to your child’s school or mail to:
Utica Community Schools
Food & Nutrition Services
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Processing may take 7-10 working days.
Join the substitute FNS team!
If you’re looking for extra cash but want to be home when your children are, consider employment opportunities within the Food and Nutrition Services Department. A comprehensive Manager Certified training program is provided to each and every FNS employee, as well as continuing education courses.
Create your own hours on your terms by becoming a substitute on the FNS team. Substitutes may work 2-3 hours a day, usually from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You must be available to work three or more days a week. Permanent staff is hired directly from the substitute list. To apply, call Jenny Miccolis (586) 797-1183.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.