• Every child needs a healthy, filling meal to learn and thrive. Birmingham Public Schools participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast program. Free or reduced price breakfast and lunches are available to those who qualify.

    What is a Free/Reduced Lunch?
    These meals are exactly the same as what all other students are served- there is no “reduced meal.” A full student lunch includes a choice of an entrée, 2 vegetable side dishes, 1 fruit side dish and a choice of milk. In order to qualify as a complete meal, students must select an entrée and a ½ cup of either a fruit or vegetable.

    Does my Family Qualify?
    More families are qualified than you may think. To find out if your family qualifies for the free or reduced priced meals, you can complete the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program Application. Please only submit one per family. If you have children in multiple school buildings it is not necessary to turn one in at each building.

    How do I apply for my Student?

    Applications can be completed online or by sending in a paper application.


    Will BPS or Chartwells Food Service Share my Information?
    Your information is considered confidential unless you specifically name a program or entity with which you allow us to share it.  Your school building principal or administrative staff may find this information helpful to aid your student in their success at the building.  
    If you wish to share information with your building, a program, or entity; please fill out this printable share form (PDF) and mail, fax or email it to the Food Service Department.  Our address, email addresses, and phone contact information is available at our Contact Us page in the quick links.

    Still have Questions?

    Please visit the FAQ page for the Free and Reduced program

    Please reach out to us if you have any questions at our Food Service office: 248-203-3966 or via email.