It’s back!

BRPS FREE food for all kids


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on August 31st the extension of federal waivers allowing flexibilities in child nutrition programs to continue feeding all Michigan children during the pandemic. Effective immediately, meals will continue to be provided to children ages 18 and under at no cost to the families through June 30th, 2021 or until available funding runs out.


What does this mean for your family?

Meals are available FREE to all children 18 years old and younger or to persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency.

Children do not have to be enrolled in our school district to take advantage of these FREE meals.


Children Not Attending School or Children Participating in Learning From Home

You may pick-up a 7 day supply of breakfast and lunch.

Meals do not need to be pre-ordered 

Meals can be picked up at BRPS Middle School located on 500 N. Warren, Big Rapids, MI, between 4:00PM through 6:00PM every Thursday starting September 10th.   The pick-up window is located in the back of the school.

For the safety of the children, parents may pick up meals on their child’s behalf.

For safe social distancing, you will be required to load your meals into your car.


Children Attending In-Person School

(Big Rapids Public, Big Jackson, Mecosta-Osceola Education Center, St. Mary’s Catholic & St. Peter’s Lutheran schools)

Breakfast (if served) and lunch will be served at their school FREE of charge.

Students may order breakfast and lunch kits for weekends and/or unscheduled school days by emailing Barb Ward at or calling (231) 796-7653.

Meals already served this year will be credited back to your child’s lunch account.

Weekly menu options will be available at each school and posted on our web site at


Please click here to take a survey, this will help us plan and prepare enough meals for all children.


Thank you!


Menus will be posted at


If you have any questions, please contact Jane DeVries or Barb Ward:

Jane DeVries
Big Rapids Public Schools
Food Service Director
(231) 796-7653
Barb Ward
Big Rapids Public Schools
(231) 796-7653