Pandemic EBT Card Information and FAQs

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) website provides information on Pandemic-EBT.  The P-EBT Food Assistance Benefits for Families page is set up to help the general public find information on P-EBT. 

Community Eligibility Provision Announcement 

This school year Adler Elementary, Kennedy Learning Center, Levey Middle School, Stevenson Elementary, Thompson K-8 International Academy, Southfield Regional Academic Campus, ASPIRE Leadership Academy and Vandenberg Elementary have been approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision. All students in these schools (even those who did not qualify in the past) will be eligible for free breakfast and lunch without submitting a free and reduced lunch application. Families at these buildings will be asked to complete a Title I Household Information Report.

Students attending Birney K-8, McIntyre Elementary, MacArthur K-8 University Academy,  Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology, University Middle School Academy and University Middle School Academy are not CEP schools, however, students may qualify for free or reduced-price meals with the approval of a free and reduced lunch application or a direct certification letter.

Southfield Public Schools Community Eligibility Provision Questions & Answers
For additional information contact 248-746-8519.

Student Meal Account Online Payment Information

Parents and guardians may pay for meals, view your child's meal account and purchases through MiStar ParentPortal.

In order to do this, you must have access to the MiStar ParentPortal. Your portal login and password can be obtained from the secretary at your child's school.  

To add money to your child's meal account, click on "Cafeteria", Pay for "Cafeteria Meals."

You may pay by debit or credit card or by PayPal. Please contact the food service office at 248-746-8519, if you need assistance.

Free and Reduce Meal Information

Children need healthy meals to learn. Southfield Public Schools participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs and offers healthy meals every school day. Students may purchase lunch for $2.30 (elementary), $2.65 (middle school) and $2.75 (high school) and breakfast for $1.25.  Reduced-price lunch is 40 cents, breakfast is 30 cents, and milk and juice are 50 cents. Students may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals with an approved application. You may apply for free or reduced-price meals anytime during the school year. Please click on the links below for additional information and the application.

For students receiving free and reduced-price meals, the grace period has ended. All students who have not reapplied will be charged full price for meals. Applications are available in all school offices or you may apply online on the district website. 

Free and Reduced Price Meal (Click here to apply online)   

2019-2020 Free Reduced Meal Application

View Frequently Asked Questions

How to View Your Child's Lunch Account
MiStar ParentPortal - For access, please contact your child's school to sign up. Access allows you to view your child's meal account, balances or negative balances and purchases.

School Breakfast


Breakfast is served every day in all buildings beginning a half-hour before the start of school. The price of breakfast is $1.25 for all grade levels at NON-CEP Schools. The price of breakfast is $.30 for students who qualify for reduced-price meals and free for students who qualify for free meals.


The Southfield Public Schools Food Service Department is operated by Southwest Foodservice Excellence (SFE).

Rodel Endaluz, Senior General Manager
Phone:  248-746-8683