Food Service


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Use the NutriSlice link above to see the menus and nutritional information of what is being served for breakfast and lunch in our schools.


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Elementary: $2.85

Secondary Meals: $3.00
Breakfast: $1.30

Free students received both Breakfast and Lunch at no cost.

Reduced Prices:
Breakfast: $.30
Lunch: $.40

Adult Breakfast: $2.85
Adult Lunch: $5.25
(Adults may also purchase individual lunch entrees for $3.25, or individual portions of side fruit or vegetables for $1.00.)


You can now apply online!
Free and Reduced Meal Online Application

Free and Reduced Meal Application to Print



Monroe Road Elementary:
8:10-8:35 in the café

Douglas Road Elementary:
8:00-8:35 in the café

Jackman Road Elementary:
8:00-8:35 in the café

Bedford Junior High School:
7:00-7:25 in the café

Bedford High School:
7:00-7:25 in the café


Breakfast is available before school in each building's cafeteria. School breakfast helps students be alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast is a great way to gain vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.

Breakfast is affordable, too! A family qualifying for free or reduced-priced lunch receives the same benefit for breakfast.

Help your child start the day off right with a school breakfast!


Food Service offices are located in Bedford High School, 8285 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182

DIRECTOR OF FOOD SERVICE & CHILD NUTRITION: Meaghan Eckler, Phone: 734-850-6127
FOOD SERVICE SECRETARY: Tionya Byrne, Phone: 734-850-6126

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.


However, families can still receive free, or reduced priced, school meals (breakfast and lunch) with the completion of the application.


For a list of dates, locations and times, please use this link: Mobile Food Pantries in Monroe County.


September 2021

Over the past few months, you may have seen news stories about disruptions in the supply chain across the country, resulting from effects of the pandemic. Industries, including food and foodservice, as well as construction and automotive, have been impacted by manufacturing and labor shortages across the country in ways that we’ve never experienced before.

At Bedford, students and families can continue to count on us for great-tasting meals kids love to eat every day, but as you may have already seen, there will likely be more frequent menu changes based on product substitutions from our suppliers. These changes may not be known until the day of service, but we are doing our best to give as much notice as possible when these things occur.

Understanding these supply chain challenges will likely continue for the next several months, we wanted to reach out and let you know we’re doing everything we can to proactively address issues before they inevitably arise. Working in partnership with Foodbuy, our group purchasing organization and the largest procurement organization in North America, some of the proactive steps we have taken, include:

-- We have changed our ordering schedules to allow distributors more time to identify new sources for out-of-stock products in the event it occurs.

-- We’ve identified alternate suppliers and products where we found that existing ones wouldn’t be able to meet our needs. For example, we learned our previous supplier for pizza dough would not be able to commit to serving our schools, so we contracted with a new one that can.

-- In June, we planned menus for this fall and began placing orders for food at that time. This process was designed to help suppliers and distributors plan well ahead for stock we need to serve kids now.

If there’s one thing the past 18 months has proven, it’s that flexibility is in our DNA. From turning cafeteria operations into emergency feeding programs overnight when the pandemic hit to serving kids in classrooms and through meal-kit pick up sites through the past school year, our team is passionate about the meals we serve your students and they’re skilled at quickly adapting to ensure that kids are always fed.

**One additional note for families with students who have allergies: please remind your child to be sure to check with the cafeteria manager regarding product substitutions that may not be reflected in the menu posted. We will make every attempt to update Nutrislice in real-time, but out of an abundance of caution, please do not solely rely on the digital nutrition panels to accommodate allergies or medical conditions.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s meals, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me: Meaghan Eckler, Food Service Director at 734-850-6127.

Thank you in advance for your patience and flexibility during this time.

Meaghan Eckler, RD
Food Service Director, Bedford Public Schools


August 2021
Dear Parent or Guardian of Bedford Public Schools,

We are excited to see and serve the students as we welcome you back to school and back to the café! Below you can find some important information and updates from our Food Service Department.

For the 2021-2022 school year, Bedford will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch program, which means that all meals (breakfast and lunch) will be free for every student this entire school year.

We kindly request that you still complete your free and reduced application if you qualify. This helps our district with additional funding such as scholarship applications, financial aid applications, etc. and provides you with potential additional savings as well. We strongly encourage you to complete your free and reduced lunch application online if possible; you can go directly to to fill out an application. The website walks families through the application process in simple steps. Free and Reduced paper applications can also be found in the office at your child’s school. See the Frequently Asked Questions document to find out more about free and reduced applications and if you qualify.

We will continue to utilize our cloud-based software program, Meal Magic, to handle your student’s school lunch account. All balances and previous school year benefit information have been transferred over into the new school year. Meal Magic Cloud utilizes for online deposits and for parents to view their student’s account information. There is a small transaction fee for depositing online with credit card. To set up an account, you will need your child’s full name, student ID number, and date of birth. However, cash and checks are also accepted at the registers. Please make checks payable to Bedford Public Schools.

Menus for each school are available on the Bedford NutriSlice website:  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!

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions. We look forward to serving your student(s) this year!


Meaghan Eckler, RDN
Food Service Director
Chartwells Dining Services
[email protected]
Office: 734-850-6127

Message from BPS Food Service Department:

January 2020

In an effort to control the debt incurred by the district through the breakfast and lunch programs, the BPS Food Service department will be implementing a new process for a la carte purchases. If a student has a negative account balance of more than $15, they will no longer be permitted to purchase a la carte items (i.e snacks such as chips, cookies, bottled beverages etc.) Please note that this is for a la carte items only, and does not change anything in regards to charging a meal. Students will never be denied a hot meal within our district.

In addition, free and reduced meal applications are always available throughout the school year should you need assistance from this program. Applications are available in your student's school office or you can apply online at Thank you and please reach out to the Food Service department if you have any questions or concerns.


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

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.


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!

Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127 or Food Service Secretary, Tionya Byrne, at 734-850-6126 if you have any questions about this process.


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 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.

Meal Charging

Meal charging is designed to cover a situation in which parents forget to send or deposit money for breakfast or lunch. No alternate meals or ala carte items are allowed to be charged. Reminders of negative balances will be sent home with the student weekly, or parents/guardians will be notified via e-mail or phone by the Food Service office. Payment is expected within three days of receiving notification of the charge.

Bad Debt

Bedford Public Schools will ensure that all students receive a standard meal, including those students who do not have sufficient funds in their account or in hand to cover the cost of their full meal at the time of service. Students may not charge ala carte items, only a complete lunch. Debts incurred by the inability to collect meal payment from students will be pursued by the District in an effort to recover the debt incurred. The Superintendent is authorized to further define and implement meal charging and debt collection procedures. These procedures will provide consistent directions for families. Please note that negative balances carry over from year to year. We encourage families that find themselves in a situation where they are unable to pay for meals to apply for the Free and Reduced School Meal Program. More information on that is listed above and an online application link is in the left column.

Medical Statement To Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations

A Special Dietary Needs Form is required by the USDA to be filled out if your child has any dietary restrictions. If you have any questions or concerns please contact food service department.


Meet Up Eat Up

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.




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