Tami Eisenga

Food Service Director

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and feeding your children!! We have added a couple new items to the menus, so please encourage your children to try them. Fresh fruit will also be served daily BUT ONLY for those who take hot lunch!! When it calls for Romaine with dressing, the salad bar will be out in the middle, so the students can help themselves. This again, is for students who eat hot lunch on that day.

K- 5 will continue to have free universal breakfast in the classroom. Encourage your kid to try them or they can even save it for snack time if they want. 6-12 grades will be served breakfast in the Multi Purpose room from 7:40-8:00 AM. Cost is $2.00.

Lunch prices are as follows K-5 at $2.75, 6-12 at $3.00 & adults at $5.15. We are bringing back some ala carte items this year. This is for 6-12 grades and will be available for purchase from $0.75- $2.25 as well as an option for a second entrée at $1.50.

Please try to send your child’s lunch money in an envelope with their first and last name on it. Sometimes it is hard to guess which child the money goes to. If you would like to do a family deposit, please put the first and last names (if different) of each child on the envelope with the amounts you want to go where. If it doesn’t specially say, it will be divided equally between the students. You may also deposit money online. You will need to register at mcbain.familyportal.cloud first. This replaces send money to school. There is a video you can also watch to show you how to do this at mcbain.familyportal.cloud/tutorials. We would like the 6-12 graders to bring their lunch money to the office by 9:30 am each day for deposit. We WILL NOT take money in the lunch line as it holds everything up.

Menus– You should be able to find a menu on the school website or McBain Lunch Bunch FB page. The FB page is where changes will be posted. Last year we had a supply chain issue and we are being told it will continue. We will do our best to keep you up to date. We do hope to utilize the mcbain.nutrislice.com website too, but with the supply issue, this was difficult to maintain. Again, any questions on anything, please feel free to call or email.

Allergies– If your child has any allergies to food or milk, we will need a special meals and/or accommodations form filled out by your physician and we will try to accomadate your child’s needs. THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE EACH SCHOOL YEAR!! This form can be found on our website under the lunch information.

If you have any concerns, please feel free to call me at school 231-825-8330 Ext. 1350 or email me at tami.eisenga@mcbain.org so we can touch base and come up with the best plan of action for your child.

We look forward to serving your children this year and again, if you have any questions, please feel free to call.

Tami Eisenga
Food Service Director

Lunch Price Information

2022-2023 School Year

Elementary-Free, Middle School/High School Breakfast Price:  $2.00 / Reduced  .30¢

Adult Breakfast Price:  $2.65

Elementary Lunch Price (K-5):  $2.75 /  Reduced  .40¢

Middle School/High School Lunch Price (6-12):  $3.00 /  Reduced  .40¢

Extra Milk:  .75¢

Adult Lunch Price:  $5.15

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 https://mcbain.familyportal.cloud/.  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 the link on the side of our page, 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