Food Service Department

Holly Area Schools, in partnership with Chartwells, recognizes that breakfast and lunch time is as much about learning as the classroom.  Through creative marketing and nutritional education, we strive to teach children about the best choices for life-long health and wellness.  Our school facilities utilize fully operating kitchens to prepare foods from scratch and batch cook so each meal is as fresh as possible.  Every school also offers a "food bar" with daily selections of fresh romaine lettuce and assorted fresh fruits, vegetables, and composed salads. 

Food Service News

September 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We have received updated news from the USDA. They have extended the FREE meal program for all children 18 years and under and students with special needs through age 26.  Holly Area Schools in partnership with Chartwells will be able to provide meals 7 days per week.  Children do not need to be present for a parent to pick up their meals and do not need to be enrolled in Holly Area Schools.  

This announcement replaces our August 2020 communication.  With these revised guidelines from USDA we have made the following changes to our program. These changes will take place beginning on Monday, September 14:            

1. Two Days a Week – Monday (3 Meals) and Thursday (4 Meals)

2. Meals– One breakfast and one lunch

3. Scheduled Site Times:

Holly High School 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Groveland Manor 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Hawaiian Gardens 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Holly Hills 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Holly Elementary 3:45pm - 5:30 pm Springrove 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Oakhill Estates 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Meadow Lake 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 

Thank you.

Joanne Schebil
Director of Food Services

PDF DocumentRemote Learning Food Service - All Free - September 2020

Food Service Payments

Our Holly Area Schools point-of-sale system allows money to be added to any child's account via cash or check at any of our registers throughout the district.  Parents and Guardians are also able to apply money to their student's accounts through the online payment system e~Funds for Schools which can be accessed directly through your Skyward Family Access account.

Please refer to our Online Payments web page for more information and instructions.

If you ever have any questions in regards to your child's account please feel free to contact the Food Service Department at any time.

Free and Reduced Meal Information

Holly Area Schools Food Service Department is committed to providing and serving foods that best enhance our students' academic, athletic and personal performance. HAS' Food Service Department prepares lunch for over 3500 students daily, preschool through 12th grade. U.S.D.A. guidelines are followed to ensure that our children are offered healthy choices at every age level.  Many schools offer a variety of ala carte items that can be purchased separately.

During the Online Student Verification (formerly Online Registration) process, parents will be prompted to complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application form directly through Skyward Family Access.  Parents can also access the online process at any point or by using the form listed below. 

PDF DocumentHow to Apply for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

PDF Document2020-2021 Application for Free and Reduced School Meals


Local Meal Charge Policy

The following is Holly Area School District's meal charge policy:

Students will be allowed to carry a negative balance equivalent to two (2) meal charges.  After that time, students will be given a substitute lunch and/or breakfast until charge balance is paid.

In addition, no student carrying a negative balance will be allowed to purchase a la carte items even if they have cash in hand.

Our goal every day is to feed children a healthy breakfast and lunch.  Your cooperation is appreciated.


For our menus, we utilize Nutrislice which is a program to allow parents and students to view menus and nutritional information via the web and cell phone.

External LinkVisit the Nutrislice website and choose the appropriate school building

External LinkSummer Meet Up and Eat Up Menus

Nutritional Resources / Food Allergy Forms

External LinkChartwells Education - Information about the Chartwells program, philosophy, and nutrition

External LinkMy Plate - Helpful healthy eating and living tips for you and your family


PDF DocumentFood Sensitivities and Intolerances

PDF DocumentMedical Care Plan - Severe Allergy

Summer Food Service Program

The Holly Area Schools announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program, also known as Meet Up and Eat Up, for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency.

Visit our Meet Up and Eat Up page for more information and menus.

Joanne Schebil

Karl Richter Campus
Food Service
Phone: 248.328.3033

Nicole Ortiz

Karl Richter Campus
Food Service
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 248.328.3036