Food Services



When the 2021-2022 school year ended, so did free meals for every student. While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has declined to continue funding this program. 

We understand this change may cause you to worry. However, there are important steps you can take NOW to be sure your student receives the meals they need for the 2022-2023 school
year.  If your student qualifies for free or reduced meals, they can still receive them this fall, but you must take action to make it happen.

Please complete the 2022-2023 online application, which is available on the district’s website. Paper applications will be available at the district office in August. 

If you qualified for free or reduced last school year you will remain free/reduced through October 17th, but please do fill out another application for this school year as soon as you can.

If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches next year.

Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year is listed below: 
• Elementary: Breakfast Meal Price $1.25 (Oakland and Upton remain free due to Better w/Breakfast), Lunch $2.60
• Middle School:$1.25, $3.00
• High School:$1.25, $3.00
If you qualify for reduced price meals: breakfast = $.30 and lunch = $.40

If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.

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.

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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.