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Food And Nutrition Services

Has Your Income Changed?

We understand that in these hard times a lot of our families need help. If your income has changed recently please go online to to apply for free and reduced meals. Your status will be good until the end of September. 

Emergency  EBT will come from DHS, Not UCS. Please call 1-833-905-0028 or go to,4615,7-140-66254_99536-526602--,00.html for FAQ's
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Food and Nutrition Services Department (586) 797-1180 Fax: (586) 797-8358 Email:

Mandy Sosnowski, Director of Food and Nutrition Services
(586) 797-1180

Jenny Miccolis, Food Service Coordinator
(586) 797-1184

Menu Prices

Breakfast: All Levels $1.75
Lunch:  Elementary  $2.75
Junior High  $2.90
High School $2.95

UCS Meals Are Nutritious And Delicious!

  • UCS cafeterias offer a wide variety of different food choices to meet your student's needs
  • We serve the same brand named products, like Tyson, Land-O-Lakes and Jennie-O, that you do you in your homes
  • Meals follow federal guidelines for nutrition
  • Meals include a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low fat meat and dairy as well as low fat and fat free milk
  • To qualify for free and reduced meals students must take at least 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable with a meal. 
  • Breakfast meals include up to 2 grains, up to 2 fruits and a milk. Must take at least 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable with 2 more items to qualify. 
  • Lunch meals include a grain, meat/meat alternate, vegetable, fruit & milk. Must take 3 out of 5 with one being 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable to qualify. 
  • We watch our saturated fat and sodium levels to help support our student's health needs
  • Visit the Healthy Meals at School page to learn more about meal requirements 

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Managing Your Student's Account

  • Go to  to set up  your account
  • You will need your child’s 9-digit ID number to set it up (you can get this from the office)
  • 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

 Low Balance Email Alerts

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 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 Priced Meals

  • Apply online at 
    Enter “Utica Community Schools” and follow the prompts.  
  • Most applications are processed within two (2) working days
  • Quicker than paper!

Apply using a paper application

USDA 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.