Tami Eisenga
Food Service Director

Start of School Information


We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and you are all refreshed and ready to come back to school. Don’t forget about our Facebook page called McBain LUNCH BUNCH. We hope to share with you some of the new menu items we will be bringing to your children, take some fun pictures and just share with you any changes that might happen. With snow days and power outages, sometimes things don’t always go as planned.

The lunch menu will again be a cycle menu, but I hope to get it out in paper form more than once. Remember, you will get a menu at the beginning of the year and it will repeat every four weeks. If there is no school scheduled for that day, we will skip that lunch. Any changes will be posted on the facebook page or website.

For 6-12 grades, if your child would like an additional entrée, they can purchase this for an extra fee of $1.50. This would be if they want an extra piece of pizza for instance. We also have ala cart items that your child can purchase too. Prices range from $0.50 to 2.50. Again, if your child is ALLERGIC to any food and they plan to eat eat school lunch, please let us know. We will gladly accommodate them in any way that we can. They will also need a note from a Licensed Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. I CAN NOT accept
anything else. If you need a form, you can find it online in the lunch portion of the website. Look for the CACFP request for specific meals/accommodations. I need a note or form done yearly or I cannot honor the previous year.

FREE Breakfast in the Classroom will again be offered for grades K-5. Breakfast for grades 6-12 will be offered in the Multi Use Room. There will be a microwave available for 6-12, but please remind your children this is a privilege and to please clean up after themselves.

I look forward to serving your children this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tami Eisenga at 825-8330 ext.1350.


PS. We will be starting the menu on Stuffed Crust Pizza Day. This is week 3, day 3. When September starts we will be on week 1 and hopefully that will be easier to follow.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Children need healthy meals to learn, and McBain Rural Agricultural School offers healthy meals every school day.  Breakfast is served at school, and school breakfast will give you a healthy start to the day. Breakfast is provided  in the multi-purpose room for 6th-12th grade at a cost of $1.25, and we provide K-5 with the free Breakfast in the Classroom Program. Families that qualify can receive free or reduced price meals.  One of the benefits of our computerized MealMagic system is the improved confidentiality for all who qualify for the free and reduced meal program, and with LunchApp.com available there is an even more confidential way to submit an application.

  • A new application MUST be submitted every year to receive free/reduced benefits.
  • Only one application per family is necessary.
  • You must include all household members and their income on the application.
  • Students who receive free or reduced lunch are also eligible for free or reduced breakfast.

To apply for Free or Reduced benefits:

  1. Apply online or apply at lunchapp.com.  The user-friendly site will guide you through the application process, OR
  2. Download and print the Free and Reduced Application and Instruction by clicking on this link, OR
  3. Obtain a paper application from your school office (all families will receive a paper copy in the mail during the last week of August).

If you have chosen method #2 or #3, please:

  1. Read all instructions carefully
  2. Complete the entire application
  3. Return the application to the school at:  McBain Public School, Attn:  Lisa Bronkema, 107 E. Maple Street, McBain, MI  49657

Lunch Price Information

2018-2019 School Year

Elementary-Free, Jr/Sr High School Breakfast Price:  $1.35 / Reduced  .30¢

Adult Breakfast Price:  $1.75

Elementary Lunch Price (K-5):  $2.25 /  Reduced  .40¢

Jr/Sr High School Lunch Price (6-12):  $2.50 /  Reduced  .40¢

Extra Milk:  .50¢

Adult Lunch Price:  $3.35