Food Service offices are located in Bedford High School, 8285 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
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.
A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dear Parent or Guardian of Bedford Public Schools,
Back to school is an exciting time for students and families, and we are thrilled to join you as we welcome you back to school and back to the café! Bedford Public Schools and Chartwells K12 are excited to introduce you and your student(s) to our school café full of new flavors, events, and food and wellness education that are sure to inspire a healthy and fun 2018-19 school year!
The meal prices for 2018-2019 school year are as follows:
Elementary Lunch $2.85
Middle School Lunch $3.00
High School Lunch $3.00
For students who qualify for free or reduced meals: free students receive both Breakfast & Lunch at no cost, and reduced prices are $0.30 for Breakfast and $0.40 for Lunch.
Free and Reduced meal applications can now be completed online! The link can be found on in the column on the left or you can go directly to www.mymealtime.com (link in left column) to set up an account (if you don't already have one). There are instructions on how to set up an account and complete the application online below.
Free and Reduced paper applications also can be found in the office at your child's school or on the MDE website. If you qualified for free or reduced pricing for the 2017-2018 school year, your child will remain eligible until October 12, 2018. See below for Frequently Asked Questions regarding free and reduced applications and if you qualify.
Students may pay for meals in advance by making a deposit to their student meal accounts. We recommend doing so as it speeds up service and provides more time for your child to eat. However, cash is also accepted at the registers. Please make checks payable to "Bedford Public Schools." You can also make deposits online by creating a MealTime online account for your student(s). You will need their student number to set this up.
Menus are available on the Bedford NutriSlice website (link in left column). 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!
We realize that it is possible for your child to forget his or her lunch money on occasion. The district's policy, should this event occur, is to provide a lunch to your student and to charge the meal to their account.
Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions.
Meaghan Eckler, R.D.
Food Service Director
Chartwells Dining Services
FOOD SERVICE IN OUR SCHOOLS
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
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL
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.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MyMealtime
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!
MyMealtime Online Instructions:
Go to: https://www.mymealtime.com/signin.aspx
Create a MyMealTime profile:
Click on the "Create new profile" link and enter a Username and Password that you will use to login to MealTime Online. The Username and Password must be at least 6 characters. For example, Username: jsmith, Password: pty845.
For Deposits, Add Your Student:
Login to your MealTime Online Account using the Username and Password that you created. Click the "Meal Account Deposit" button. Click the "Add Student" link to add your student using the Student's First Name and the Student's Bedford School ID Number.
Make a Deposit:
Click on the "Make Deposit" link to make a deposit into a school account. Click on the "View Details" link next to your student's name to view their cafeteria account balance and purchase history.
Create an Online Application for Free & Reduced Meals:
You will need to create your MyMealtime account first if you do not already have one. You can click on the direct link in the left hand column for the application or from the MyMealtime home page, click the "Free & Reduced Applications" button and follow the wizard to create your application. You will need your Student's First Name and Bedford School ID number. You will receive notification regarding the determination of the application within 10 business days.
Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127 or Food Service Secretary, Tammy Newton, at 734-850-6126 if you have any questions about this process.
MyMealTime Smart Phone Apps Are Here!
The My MealTime apps for both iOS and Android are now available for download. They're free to install and they make My MealTime features even easier for parents to use.
With My MealTime you can:
• Stay informed. Monitor your student's lunch account balance and activity.
• Be notified. Receive notifications when your student's lunch account is low.
• Make secure payments. Using your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card.**
• Store your credit/debit card. For quick and easy repeat use.
• Schedule deposits. Weekly, monthly, or in any frequency you desire.
Open the app, then follow these 3 easy steps to get started:
2) Link your student
3) Make a payment
Need help? Contact MyMealTime support:
FREE & REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS
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 through MyMealtime 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 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.
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.
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
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.