Nutrition Services

Byron Center Nutrition Services- Update 

As of July 1, 2022 

Universal free meals has ended for BC- 

Byron Center Public Schools operates within the guidelines of the USDA National School Meals Program.  The Nutrition Services program is self-funding, which means we operate within a planned food service budget and do not use any general fund money from the district.

As we begin the 22/23 school year, we have also changed the way our students participate in the national school lunch program. We have moved to family portal, this is a one stop shop where families are able to make deposits, apply for free/reduced and view students purchases.  Please take a moment and review the process by clicking the link below.


BCPS Nutrition Services provides breakfast and lunch following patterns required by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  Items from each food group on USDA's My Plate.

VincNutrition Services Dirent Sturgis, MBA - Nutrition Services Director  
8542 Byron Center Avenue SW
Byron Center, MI 49315       Email:
Phone 616. 878.6100    

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
BCPS and the State of Michigan are aware that many families may be experiencing a reduction or loss of income due to the closures affecting all of us. BCPS can continue to accept applications for free or reduced-price meals during the school closure. You can apply online at: While breakfast and lunch are currently available at schools, there are further benefits available for families who qualify for free or reduced-price meal benefits. I encourage you to apply if your family situation has changed or if you chose not to apply in the past. 

An added benefit of completing the online application and being approved for free or reduced-price school meal benefits, is that benefits will carry over for the first 30 school days of the 2022-2023 school year.