Food Services



We are hiring for the new school year 2024-2025. 8:30am-1:00pm M-F.

$15.50 per hour. Basic food prep and cashiering.

Contact Mike Jacobs at [email protected] if interested or if you want more details. 



Click here for frequently asked questions.



Big News!!

Every student can receive free meals in the 2024-2025 school year.

Thanks to the Michigan School Meals Program, a state-funded program that allows all students to receive meals at no cost for the 2024 2025 school year, breakfast and lunch will be free to all students.

Although all students can receive meals at no cost, it is still very important that you fill out a free/reduced meal application: A school’s eligibility for federal Child Nutrition Programs such as Summer Food Service Program and others is based on free and reduced-price eligibility. Students and families may qualify for other program fee reductions based on their eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Federal and state education finding uses free and reduced-price eligibility.

Please complete the 2024-2025 online application, which is available on this web site under Free and Reduced Meals Information. Paper applications will be sent out in August and available at the district office and in all schools in August. 


For assistance, please contact our Food Service Department at (248) 435-8500 ext. 1123.


Nutritional information can be found by clicking the link below.

Chartwells Dining Service, a division of Compass Group, USA, provides Royal Oak Schools Food Services. They mange the department that provides meals and nutrition education services to the students and faculty throughout the District.

Their goal is to provide nutritious, well balanced, student preferred, economical meals. They participate in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.

If you have any questions about completing the free and reduced meals application, please contact us.


Director: Mike Jacobs
1500 Lexington Boulevard
Fax: (248) 288-5814
Phone: (248) 435-8500 ext. 1122
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Blessings In A Backpack Food Delivery
Need food over the weekend? Click above to sign up.

Blessings In A Backpack works every week to fill bags for children in our district whose family qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch. Learn more about Blessings In A Backpack here.


If you are in need of an emergency food box in Royal Oak, please visit Lighthouse online to request a porch delivery. The website is If you are unable to request online, you can call 248-920-6000, ext. 2.