Food Service offices are located in Bedford High School, 8285 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Our Mission is not only to feed all of Bedford Public School students, but to educate them about eating healthier. We strive to make meal time a pleasant experience for your child.
A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dear Parent or Guardian of Bedford Public Schools,
The new school year is upon us, and we wanted to extend a warm welcome. Our job is to make sure that we serve healthy, well-balanced meals that our customers will enjoy. We also strive to make the dining experience a special one, so we have planned some activities designed to appeal to all of our customers and enhanced our menus with many new options!
Free and Reduced meal applications can now be completed online! You can go directly to www.mymealtime.com to set up an account (if you don't already have one). There are instructions on how to set up an account and complete the application online below.
Free and Reduced paper applications also can be found in the office at your child's school, on the MDE website, or printed using the link on the left. If you qualified for free or reduced pricing for the 2016-2017 school year, your child will remain eligible until October 13, 2017. Use the link on the left for Frequently Asked Questions regarding free and reduced applications.
Students may pay for meals in advance by making a deposit to their student meal accounts. We recommend doing so as it speeds up service and provides more time for your child to eat. However, cash is also accepted at the registers. Please make checks payable to "Bedford Public Schools." You can also make deposits online by creating a MyMealTime account for your student(s). You will need their student number to set this up.
Menus are available on the Bedford NutriSlice website and a link is located on the left. You can also download the NutriSlice app on your smartphone for easy access. NutriSlice contains not only the menus, but the ingredients and nutrition info for each of your child's meals!
We realize that it is possible for your child to forget his or her lunch money on occasion. The district's policy, should this event occur, is to provide a lunch to your student and to charge the meal to their account. However, as negative account balances are a financial burden to the district, your child will be placed on a cash only basis if their account reaches a negative balance of two or more meals. They will continue to be on a cash-only basis until the outstanding balance is paid.
Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions.
Meaghan Eckler, R.D.
Food Service Director
Chartwells Dining Services
FOOD SERVICE IN OUR SCHOOLS
Each elementary building offers breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served when your child gets off the bus. In most buildings, students are allowed a little extra time for breakfast. At lunch time we offer your child a choice of two entrees, two vegetables, and fruit. We offer a variety of milk.
Breakfast Times by School:
Monroe Road Elementary School: 8:10-8:35 in the café
Douglas Road Elementary School: 8:00-8:35 in the café
Jackman Road Elementary School: 8:00-8:35 in the café
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
There is a wide variety of menu options offered to the junior high and high school students.
All meal choices are available to student on the National School Lunch and Breakfast free/reduced program.
Breakfast Time: 7:00-7:25 in the Cafe.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MyMealtime
Bedford Food Service has implemented a computerized system for students to use for food service purchases that offers the following advantages:
System allows for parental controls to be set on an individual basis.
Assures privacy of students participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program for free or reduced meals.
Students will use a PIN or Identification card to access their accounts. Student's PIN is their student numbers that they utilize for other services in the district such as media services and computer access.
You are able to view your student’s account online, add money to their account, and apply for Free & Reduced School Meals. It not only helps speed up lines during meal service but allows you to track your student’s spending. You will need your students PIN/Student number to set up and view account information and apply money. Tip: Set a low balance notification alert in your Profile settings!
Cash or check payments are still accepted and we encourage prepayments. Please place prepayments in an envelope marked with student's name and room/grade. Prepaying helps lines move more quickly and allows students more time to eat and socialize in the dining area!
MyMealtime Online Instructions:
Go to: https://www.mymealtime.com/signin.aspx
Create a MyMealTime profile:
Click on the "Create new profile" link and enter a Username and Password that you will use to login to MealTime Online. The Username and Password must be at least 6 characters. For example, Username: jsmith, Password: pty845.
For Deposits, Add Your Student:
Login to your MealTime Online Account using the Username and Password that you created. Click the "Meal Account Deposit" button. Click the "Add Student" link to add your student using the Student's First Name and the Student's Bedford School ID Number.
Make a Deposit:
Click on the "Make Deposit" link to make a deposit into a school account. Click on the "View Details" link next to your student's name to view their cafeteria account balance and purchase history.
Create an Online Application for Free & Reduced Meals:
Click the "Free & Reduced Applications" button and follow the wizard to create your application. You will need your Student's First Name and Bedford School ID number. You will receive notification regarding the determination of the application within 10 business days.
Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127 or Food Service Secretary, Tammy Newton, at 734-850-6126 if you have any questions about this process.
FREE & REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS
Bedford Public Schools participates in the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Free or Reduced priced meals are available for those students/households that qualify. Benefits apply to both breakfast and lunch.
Please complete an application and submit for eligibility determination. Applications are available at all school building offices, or from the food service department, or can be printed using the link on the left. You can also apply online through MyMealtime using the link on the left.
A completed application must be received at the start of each school year for students to continue to receive meal benefits granted the previous school year. Applications are accepted at any point during the year. Applications may take up to 10 (ten) days to process. All information provided is confidential and is used only for determination of meal benefits and services available for the student. Free & reduced price meal transactions by the student at the point of purchase in the cafeteria are done in a manner that protects the privacy of the participants; fellow students and food service staff at the register would not be able to tell whether or not a student receives this benefit.
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
Summer meals are served during the summer at select locations and times in Monroe County for kids and teens. This is open to all children 18 and younger. There is no enrollment and no cost.
For information regarding Summer Food Service Programs, please visit the Michigan Department of Education Summer Food Service Program website.