Many Food Choices
Students are offered two entry choices along
with a salad bar and a yogurt bar daily. These
options are found on our 6 week cycle menu. The
middle and high school students also the option
of lunch combo meals from the Gremlin Café Menu.
Examples include hot lunch entrees, Chef, Garden
or Caesar Salads, Sandwiches, Chicken Crispitos,
Fruit Parfaits, Fruit Smoothies, BBQ Pulled Pork
Sandwich, Cheese Filled Breadsticks, Honey
Sriracha Chicken, Strawberry Spinach Salad,
Hamburger, Chicken Potato Bowls, Top N'Go
Walking Taco, Breaded Chicken Patty or Chicken
Wings and pizza, which are all offered with a
milk and fruit or vegetable. To qualify as a
free combo meal students must take three items
with one being a half cup of fruit or vegetable.
are free for the 2023-2024 school year through
the MICHIGAN SCHOOL MEALS.
Students must choose a half cup serving of a
fruit or vegetable and two other items to make
it a compliant meal and receive free pricing.
The Michigan School Meals program allows for
all public school students, grades Pre-K
to 12, to eat breakfast and lunch for FREE.
If Students purchase
second meals they will be charged the following
prices for the cycle menu meals or Ala Carte
pricing form the Gremlin Café Menu.
$2.00 for all student
Cycle menu lunch is
$3.00 for K-5 students and $3.25 for 6-12
Milk, when purchased
separately, is available to all students for
$.50. Take a fruit and vegetable with your
milk and it's free.
National School Lunch Program Lunch Applications
The Houghton-Portage Township Schools offers
lunches free or at a reduced rate to those
students who qualify. Free & Reduced Price Lunch
Applications are sent home at the beginning of
each school year. If you feel you qualify for
the program, please carefully follow the
instructions on the letter attached to the
application and return the completed application
to your student(s) school. If you prefer to
complete the form online, please
click here. Only one application needs to be
completed for each household. Please review the
information prior to submitting your application
to ensure all required areas have been
completed. Applications that are incomplete will
be returned and the eligibility process will be
Starting on September 5th, school lunches and
breakfasts will be free to all students. Please
continue to fill out the applications even
though meals are free for all. The Application
for Summer EBT and Education Benefits with the
Michigan School Meals Program collects
information needed to ensure the school receives
state and federal funding for education
programs. Without this information,
Houghton-Portage Township Schools could lose
important state funding for educational programs
that our students are entitled to.
A new application MUST be completed for
each school year. You will be
responsible for any charges to your student(s)
account during the approval process or during
any period that your student(s) qualification
To fill out applications and make payments,
If you have any questions, please call Shelby
Turnquist (906) 482-0456 ext. 3340 or the
Houghton Hot Lunch Services Office at (906)
482-0456 ext. 3370.
To request special meals and/or accommodations,
please complete the
Special Dietary Needs Form.
The USDA & State of Michigan are equal