Office of School Nutrition

  • The Office of School Nutrition supports the educational development of our students by providing healthy breakfast and hot nutritional lunch to all students in grades K-12 at no charge. On-site preparation ensures that meals are served hot in compliance with federal, state and local health department regulations. All menus adhere to the guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Office of School Nutrition serves more than 85,000 healthy meals daily through the following programs: 

    • Breakfast in the Classroom - DPSCD was the first school district in the country to make the free Universal Breakfast program available to all students. Breakfast meals are served at the beginning of the school day either in the classroom or the cafeteria. 
    • National School Lunch Programs - DPSCD provides free, freshly-cooked food items to all students in grades K-12 through our modified scratch cooking program, where meals are developed using homestyle cooking techniques, served fresh and hot on-site to students in every school. Our menus include a healthy array of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole wheat/whole grain bread and pizza, low fat and low sodium meat, meatless options, fresh salads, 100% fruit juices and 1%,  fat-free and chocolate milk.
    • Supper Programs - DPSCD offers free, healthy “At-Risk, After-School Supper Programs” throughout the district in support of after-school tutorial and enrichment programs.
    • Summer Food Service Program - This direct meal service program ensures the City of Detroit youth is protected from hunger during the summer.

Household Information Report

  • The District continues to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2022-2023 School Year.

    Our participation in CEP ensures that all students enrolled at a District school will receive a healthy breakfast and lunch daily at NO CHARGE to your household.

    To maintain our program status, parents and guardians must fill out and sign the Household Information Report form, (formerly known as the S4 form). This form is critical in determining the amount of money that your child’s school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs such as Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.

    Funding from these supplemental programs, have the potential to provide additional supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:

    • Instructional supports (staff, supplies, and materials, etc.)
    • Fee application waivers (college applications, ACT/SAT testing, etc.)
    • Discounts for internet services
    • Student bus discount cards
    • Parent and community engagement supplies and activities
    • School technology

    Parents and guardians can access and complete the Household Information Report online using this Online Household Information Report link or print a copy of the form located in the ‘Resources’ folder below. Please return the completed Household Information Report form to your child’s school as possible to ensure that additional funding is available to meet the needs of our students.

Resources

Contact Information

  • Division of Operations

    Machion Jackson
    Assistant Superintendent 
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    Fisher Building, 14th Floor
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Office (313) 873-6532

    Nutrition

    Carl E. Williams
    Executive Director
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI
    Mobile (313) 320-9053

    Kevin Frank
    Assistant Director, Catering and Hospitality
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Office (313) 596-3547
    Fax (313) 456-6259
    Mobile (313) 421-1195

    Daniel Connors
    Assistant Director, Financial Reporting
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Office (313) 596-3545

    Skyla P. Butts
    Communications and Marketing Manager
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Mobile (313) 578-7083


    Aaron Halama
    Registered Dietitian
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Office (313) 578-7241