At The Potter’s House, through our Vended Meal Contract, we strive to provide a nutritious, well-balanced meal for your child and create a fun place to eat! The district uses an automated point-of-sale computer system to manage students' breakfast and lunch accounts. Every student in the district has an individual account where they can deposit funds to cover meal purchases.
It is recommended that parents pre-pay by the week or month. If you would like to use the form, attach link here.
At the moment, The Potter’s House can only accept cash or checks for paying a student meal account. It's easy for parents to prepay for their student's lunch and breakfast by sending a check or providing cash to Food Services or at the Business Office (please provide Student name and lunch ID). Parents can monitor their student(s) purchases and balance by visiting Educate.
Deposits can be sent to school with your student or mailed directly to the Business Office. Please make checks payable to The Potter’s House and mail to 810 Van Raalte Dr SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49509.
Meal Charge Policy and statements
Free & Reduced Meal
Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply, please complete this form. The form can be obtained and returned (completed) to the Business Office. This form needs to be submitted every year. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until you receive that notification you must provide your child with lunch or lunch money.
Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for state or federally funded school benefits.
Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income.
Household size is considered for all persons who live in your home and share living expenses, related or unrelated. This includes parents, children and grandparents.
Total household income is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits. An application is not needed yet there does need to be documentation of their status by a state or local entity familiar with the child's status. Children may be included in the household application as part of the household size and per application form questions.
Any questions regarding the Lunch Program should be directed to Charisse Carrillo, Food Service Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and please let us nourish your children through breakfast and lunch meals!