Students that qualify for free or reduced will always be served a meal. Students with a negative balance may still purchase a lunch.
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich or meat sandwich with white milk will be offered and $0.75 will be charged to the student's food service account.
-Ala Carte items are CASH ONLY or students MUST have funds on their Food Service Account. Charges are never allowed for Ala Carte items.
-A full lunch consists of 3 of the 5 items offered (though 5 items may be taken) main entree, fruit, vegetable, bread and milk
-Purchasing milk alone is $0.50 cents regardless of lunch account type
-Adults and Staff are encouraged to have funds on their Food Service Accounts or pay at point of service. No Charging is allowed.
-Adjustments will only be made by the Food Service Department.
-Dryden High School and Dryden Elementary students will have a low balance email or letter mailed if a student's Food Service Account goes in the negative. If parents have an email address on file, they will receive weekly emails notifying them when their student's account balance becomes low. Students at the Jr.Sr High School will be told by the cashier when their account balance is low. 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Dept of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 or 02-720-6382 (TTY) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Free and reduced lunch eligibility forms were included in your student’s registration packet. New this year, the form is also available on the Dryden Website and may be completed electronically instead of completing and returning the paper copy. If you believe you qualify , either fill out the paper copy completely and return to either school office, or complete electronically, by clicking on the on the lunchapp.com tab on the right side of your screen to complete this process. You are also able to prepay under the same Parents tab by clicking on the Send Money to School link and completing all required information.

REMINDER: If at any time during the school year financial circumstances change, you can apply or reapply for free or reduced benefits.

Breakfast is available every morning at both school buildings. A variety of tasty and nutritious foods is offered each day.


Student lunch $3.10 (free until Dec 2020)

student breakfast $1.25 (free until Dec 2020)

reduced lunch .40

reduced breakfast .30

second entree $1.50

Adult $3.60 lunch
Adult $1.75 breakfast

National School lunch program new requirements for K-12 students are required to take 3 of 5 components (milk, protein, grain, vegetable, fruit) and one of the components must be a fruit or vegetable

  • A variety of fruits and vegetables are offered everyday with all meals
  • Vegetable choices may include :fresh baby carrots, celery sticks, broccoli, cauliflower and vegetable of the day
  • Fruit choices include fresh apples,pears, oranges, applesauce, orange or apple juice, and fruit of the day
  • Milk is offered with all meals: 1% lowfat white, fat free chocolate and strawberry


Mon- Donut

Tues- Breakfast Sandwich

Wed- Breakfast Pizza

Thursday - French Toast Sticks

Friday- Cinnamon Roll 

Daily offerings include: Assorted Cereal, Muffin, Yogurt Parfait w/granola, Pop-Tarts or Bagel with juice & milk

Dryden Community School follows the offer vs. serve model which allows us to offer a wide assortment of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables daily.

Any questions please call Deb Mannion  High School Food Service Director 810-448-4058. dmannion@dryden.k12.mi.us . Menu subject to change without notice

Providing healthy, nutritious meals that enhance student learning is the food service program's primary function.