East Grand Rapids Public Schools provides nutritional services through a Joint Operating Agreement with Grand Rapids Public Schools. Grand Rapids Public Schools provides all services for the program with the exception of the local preparation and serving of food to our students, which is handled by EGRPS employees. The district values this partnership, which we feel provides a nutritional program to our students and provides cost efficiencies for the district.
The COVID “free lunch for everyone” program has expired and meal charges will apply. Applications for free or reduced lunch can be submitted here.
2022-2023 Lunch Program Information
East Grand Rapids Public Schools lunch program returned to normal operations in grades K-8 last school year. Due to limited available staff, grades 9-12 will begin this year with the same program of online ordering and sack lunches.
K-5 Lunch Program Summary
- A daily hot lunch offering
- Lunch orders will be taken in class at the start of each school day
- Students will eat in the gym seated according to the following:
- Assigned seats through September 6th while procedures are established
- After September 6th, K-1 students will be able to choose a seat with their class and 2-5 students will be able to choose a seat with their grade level
6-8 Lunch Program Summary
- Multiple hot lunch offerings each day
- No lunch orders required - buffet-style cafeteria line
- A-La-Carte items available for purchase
- Students will eat in the cafeteria choosing their own seat
9-12 Lunch Program Summary
- Pre-ordered sack lunch
- Lunches are ordered online at: www.egrps.org/lunch
- Prepayment through MyPaymentsPlus required
- Open campus lunch
Online access to your student's school meal account is available through MyPaymentsPlus www.mypaymentsplus.com. MyPaymentsPlus provides the ability to check account balances, monitor purchases, and receive email notifications when an account reaches a low balance. Online deposits of $50 or greater are not charged a fee; online deposits of less than $50 are charged a small handling fee. To register for an account, use your student's ID number, 00, with two 0s in front of it (i.e. 123456 would be 00123456).
If you prefer to write a check to deposit funds into your student's account, please make your check payable to Grand Rapids Public Schools Nutrition Department. Checks may be dropped off in the main office of your student's school. Please include your student's name, ID number, and the amount you wish to deposit.
Student Meal Prices*
Important Notice: The COVID “free lunch for everyone” program has expired and meal charges will apply.
Elementary Lunch prices are $3.50 and milk is $0.50.*
Secondary Lunch prices are $3.75 and milk is $0.50.*
*Please note: Lunch prices are currently under review and may be subject to change.
Free and Reduced Meals
A new Application for Free and Reduced Meals is required each year and may be accessed here. The previous year's status is carried over for the first month of school only.
Lunch menus are published online at: https://grps.nutrislice.com/menu. Initial menus will be published as soon as they become available. Substitutions may occur as supply chains may necessitate changes.
Program and Nutritional Information
Please visit the Grand Rapids Public Schools Nutrition Program website to learn about the program, nutritional analysis, recipes, and Michigan Farm to School initiatives.
If you have questions regarding Food Service, please contact Phillip Greene, Director of Nutritional Services, at (616) 819-2135.