Food Services

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Ashley Peters
Food Service Director
Phone: 810-679-1526
Extension: 1526
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Serving up Healthy and Happy

Food is a big part of everyone’s well-being and Croswell Lexington students need a place to eat where they can connect with others, recharge, and enjoy a sense of happiness in their school. That’s why we serve food kids love to eat and create programs that encourage fun and discovery. Our nutrition services team is passionate about using fresh, nutritious, minimally processed and locally sourced ingredients. We foster a sense of adventure in students through experiential learning activities, designed with healthier students, healthier communities, and a healthier planet in mind. Chartwells is our food service partner, working with Croswell Lexington Schools. Our goal every day is to make sure that Croswell Lexington students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than when they came in! To learn more about our food service partner, visit

Important Information for 23-24 School Year!

We are pleased to announce that Croswell-Lexington Schools will be participating in the federal program Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) available to select schools as a part of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.  Please take a moment to complete the Education Benefits Form (one per household) and return it to your student’s school.

What does this mean for my student(s) who attend Croswell-Lexington Schools? In a CEP school, all students receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of family income. 

Why is Croswell-Lexington Schools requesting financial information? The Education Benefits Form is used to determine eligibility of a student or household.  The total count of eligible students is used to determine the funding amounts that will be made available to a school.  Every Form Counts!

Some of the supplemental grants and programs the district receives by families completing the Education Benefits Form include, but not limited to:

  • Instructional supports

  • Non-instructional services

  • Professional Learning for staff

  • Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities

  • Technology

You must complete the Sharing Information with Other Programs form to grant permission for your eligibility information to be shared.

A FREE breakfast is offered to students at all buildings every morning. Students at the elementary buildings are offered breakfast in their classroom from 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Students at the secondary buildings are offered breakfast in the cafeteria from 7:45 - 8:00 a.m.

A full breakfast consisting of an entree, choice of fruit and milk must be taken to be considered a free meal. A full lunch, which includes a fruit or vegetable, must be taken to be considered a free meal. The cost of a second entree is $2.50.

Ala Carte items can be purchased at the Middle School and High School. Milk can be purchased at all buildings for 50 cents. There is no charging ala carte items.

More about the Cros-Lex Food Service Program

The Food Service Department has a Point of Sale computer system that requires you to pay for your student's meals ahead of time. Your student will be given an account number that is also their school I.D. Number. You may deposit money into their account at any time. You may send in only one check or any amount of cash for all of your student's accounts. The full amount of the check will be deposited. The money will be divided equally unless you instruct otherwise. Please list all students on the check or on the lunch envelope. This account also gives you certain controls for monitoring their account. You may add certain restrictions i.e.. lunch purchase only, no a la carte snacks or any allergies or milk intolerances etc. Please call Ashley Peters, Director of Dining Services at (810) 679-1526 to have any of these restrictions added to your student's account. You may also request a meal history that will tell you of your student's purchases and deposits. Your student's meal consists of their choice of entrée, one service of fruit, one service of vegetable, or two servings of fruit or two servings of vegetable, grain option and milk.

Check Cashing:
We do not cash checks for anyone at any of the foodservice computers. The full amount of the check will be deposited. We also do not make change for cash.

There is no charging Second Meals or Ala Carte items.

Access the complete charging guidelines document for details.

Skyward Access:
Parents can access their child's account through the Skyward program on the district website.  If you do not have a PIN to access the account, please contact your child's school.

Cros-Lex Food Services Department is run by Chartwells and breakfast and lunch are available for purchase each day.  (There is a free breakfast program available at all buildings.)

Food Services Director
Ashley Peters  (810) 679-1526

Wellness Information

Croswell-Lexington Community School District's Wellness Policy

2024 Triennial Assessment

Croswell-Lexington School District wellness committee will meet annually in May. If you are interested in participating on the committee, please send an email to

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
        U.S. Department of Agriculture
        Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
        1400 Independence Avenue, SW
        Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
        (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email: