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Breakfast and Lunch Program

Studies show that students who participate in school meal programs consume more whole grains, milk, fruits, and vegetables, and have better attendance rates, fewer missed school days, and better test scores. School meals are a nutritious, convenient choice for families.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s waiver authority and federal funding for schools to continue to provide free meals was NOT extended. Families can apply to see if they qualify for school meal benefits for their children for the 2022-2023 school year. Please go online to and click the red “apply” button.  

Students that applied for and were approved to receive free/reduced price meals in the 2021-2022 school year will continue receiving school meals under last year’s approval until October 7, 2022. After that date, funds are required to be available in your child’s lunch account to cover the cost of the meals they purchase in the cafeteria.

All students can participate in school meal programs. For students that are not eligible for free/reduced price meals, the price of breakfast is $2.50 and lunch is $3.75 per serving. Parent/guardian is responsible for reimbursing MICS for all meals charged to the student’s account within 5 school days. If an application is received at a future date, parent/guardian is responsible for the amount accrued prior to the date the application was received.

The parent/guardian is responsible for making sure their child has an approved application on file. If a letter detailing the status of the meal application is not received within 10 working days after the application is submitted, call Michelle Webster at (704) 827-8840 x 2105 to inquire about the status of your application.

If you have not already, please visit to create a user ID and password so you may access your child’s account online. Your child’s student ID number is required to connect your PayPams account with your child’s account.
We are also pleased to announce that we have upgraded our breakfast and lunch program through a new partnership with a local food service provider, Charter 1 Foods. The teams at Charter 1 Foods and MICS are working together to ensure that all students have access to meal options that are fresh, healthy and delicious!

Any questions, please contact Michelle Webster at [email protected]