West Ottawa Public Schools provide our students with a hot lunch option. Menus are distributed to families each month via a link found in the Crusader Newsletter emailed, as well as being available here.
To open an online payment account, where funds can be directly deposited into student accounts, please follow these steps below:
Call the West Ottawa Food Service Dept (616-786-2100). Tell them you are a Corpus Christi parent calling to get your child’s student ID number. You will need to get a separate ID number for each child using the Hot Lunch/Milk program. You will have to provide your last name and verify the child’s first name. This call only takes a minute.
Once you have your child’s ID number, go to West Ottawa Food Service. Click on “How to deposit funds into my students account” and follow the process on Meal Magic Family Portal, starting any date after June 30, 2023 (to apply for benefits starting July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024). It is easy to navigate and will guide you through setting up an account for your child. You will need to set up a new account using your email on this webpage. Once you’ve set up your account, you can click “Apply for Benefits”. This is where you will need your students 5 digit ID number to link to an account.
Once your child is registered you will be able to deposit funds to the account using a credit card. You are also able to view your child’s daily purchases. There is even an option to print reports. *Please note there is a $.50 service fee each time you make a deposit.
West Ottawa Food Service is asking that parents complete the free and reduced lunch application (English/Spanish), as it is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc. All information on the application submitted is confidential. There is an option to print the application at home to mail or to come into the school office for an application to fill out in person. The application can also be completed online in your Meal Magic Family Portal account.