Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Click below to send money now for your children!

Getting Started:


Freeland Community School District uses Meal Magic© Corporation's point-of-sale system in all of the district's cafeterias. Meal Magic© is a debit card system that provides convenience and accountability to our meal programs.

Each student is given an account. Parents can deposit money every Monday morning. Deposits can be made weekly or monthly and are open-ended accounts. Any balance at the end of the year is carried forward to the next school year. This account will allow your child to pay for meals or milk just by using his/her account.

When you send money with your child for meals, please place the money (cash or check) in a sealed envelope with your child's name, teacher name, and the amount enclosed on the outside of the envelope.

Freeland Community School Districts' Nutrition Services Department is pleased to announce that parents can access their student's lunch account online.  Parents can view balances, deposits, and meal history.  Parents may also deposit money online with a nominal convenience fee per transaction. If deposits are made online, parents may make tranfers among students at any time.  Please call Nutrition Services office at (989) 625-2297 or email to transfer money.



School Meal Charge Policy

Payment for school meals is expected at the time of purchase.  Parents or guardians are encouraged to monitor their child’s meal account balance online and keep an adequate amount of funds in the child’s account. To request online access to view your student’s school meal account, go to the website at  Registration will require the student’s ID number.  This may be found in Skyward.   You may also request it from an office secretary or Nutrition Service’s Director.  It is the parent’s or guardian’s responsibility to pay for or pack a child’s lunch when sending them to school. The Nutrition Services Department recognizes there might be occasions when a parent or guardian forgets to do so.  Although we strongly discourage the practice, as a courtesy to families; the following charge policy is in place:      

Learning Center and Elementary School Students:

  • Charge Limit: $15.00.  
  • An emergency entree’ will be made available once the limit is reached.  The emergency entree’ consists of peanut butter on whole grain bread.
  • There is no emergency meal provided for breakfast.

Middle School and High School Students:

  • Charge Limit: $12.00.
  • An emergency entree’ will be made available.  The emergency entree’ consists of a peanut butter on whole grain bread.  
  • A la carte items, including milk, cannot be charged when student owes more than $5.00.

No charging allowed two (2) weeks prior to the end of the school year.

  • All meal charges must be paid off by the end of the school year.  Any unpaid charges will be carried forward to the next school year and count toward the student’s ability to charge.
  • Money remaining in a student’s account will be carried forward to the next school year.
  • Students are not permitted to purchase a la carte items if they owe any unpaid charges.


  • Adults are not permitted to charge meals or a la carte items.

Unpaid Charges:

To avoid unpaid charges, parents or guardians are encouraged to monitor and/or pay on their child’s meal account with cash or check.  Schools recognize the importance of eating a healthy meal while at school, and have worked with their cafeteria manager on a plan to remind parents when charges are near their limit.  Once the student nears his/her limit, the Nutrition Services Director or school lunch cashier could provide any of the following reminders in an effort to help the student continue to receive school meals:

  • Student receives a verbal reminder
  • Parent or guardian receives a written note or letter via the student or in the mail,
  • Email
  • Telephone call - automated and personal

Parents and guardians are responsible to pay off their child’s meal account. Any unpaid charges at the end of the school year remain the responsibility of the parent or guardian and will follow the student to the next school year.

Online Payments

Online Payments: SendMoneyToSchool

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.