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South Lake Food Service Mission

To enhance and support the academic success and wellness goals of the district by providing balanced, high quality meals to our students in a safe and friendly atmosphere by well-trained staff.

South Lake Meal Distribution During COVID-19 Pandemic

South Lake Schools began meal distribution to our students on March 18, 2020, and we remain committed to providing our students meals through the end of June.  Meals are distributed every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM to noon from the South Lake Bistro (the Bistro is located on the east side of South Lake High School off of Cavalier Drive).  All meals are distributed according to the following guidelines:  

  • Students 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals
  • Students do not need to be present to obtain a meal
  • A meal may be picked up by a parent/guardian/family member
  • Tuesday meals consist of 2 breakfast bags and 2 lunch bags per student
  • Thursday meals consist of 3 breakfast bags and 3 lunch bags per student

Healthy Changes in our School Cafeterias!

South Lake is meeting tough federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.


School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits for saturated fat and portion size.

School lunches meet additional standards requiring: 

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits: Students must take at least one serving (1/2 cup) of fruits or vegetables with their school lunch at all grade levels.
  • A wider variety of vegetables (including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes)
  • Fat-free or 1% milk will be offered daily.
  • More whole grains: 50% of bread items offered in school cafeteria will now be whole grain.
  • Reduction of sodium in school meals will be gradual with the end goal of 740 mg of sodium per meal on average.


The end result of these nutrition standards is healthier meals for our kids. Well-nourished kids do better in school!


To find out more about healthy school meals visit The School Nutrition Association at and


School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families: 

  • Breakfast – $1.55
  • Lunch – $2.90 for Elmwood Elementary and $3.20 for South Lake High School
  • Avalon Elementary, Koepsell Elementary, and South Lake Middle School – Free (All three schools participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program for the School Year 2019-2020, so all students enrolled at these schools are eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch at no charge) 


For more information about health meals at South Lake Schools please see the following documents. 

Send Money to School

Parents can now add money to their child’s lunch account by using This is an easy, convenient, and secure method to send money to school. Please note that a small service fee applies.


Application for Free and Reduced Lunch

Now you can apply for Free or Reduced Lunch online! is easy, fast, and completely secure. Please visit the link below and complete your application today!


Please see the following letter to parents about the free or reduced lunch services offered in South Lake Schools.


Civil Rights  

USDA Nondiscrimination 

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.


Contact Us:


Karri Youngblood


Phone: 586-435-1435


21900 East Nine Mile Rd

St Clair Shores, MI 48080

Email Karri