Food Services During School Closure
National Heritage Academies (NHA) is committed to providing food to our school communities over the coming weeks to ensure students maintain a healthy and nutritious diet, even when they are away from our building. Our school leaders are working in collaboration with Preferred Meals, our food service provider, to continue serving families in our school community.
Food distribution will be provided for families of enrolled students at the school, as well as all community members ages 0-18.
Additional food service options can be found at bottom of this page.
- Contact your school leader for specifics on the food pick up location on your school’s campus.
- Families may pick up meals from our school between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, while supplies last. Please know, we will provide food for weekend days at that time.
We are able to offer up to two meals per day for every child in our school community and can provide for up to three days of meals at one time. Additionally, families may pick up meals during one initial stop at the school. They are not required to come back for each meal service.
Families will be allowed to pick up items and take them home for student consumption. Students do not need to be present in order for parents to receive their child(s) meals. Families are not allowed to enter the school building beyond the main lobby.
Please see our non-discrimination information below.
Food distribution will be provided for families of enrolled students at the school as well as students ages 0-18 in the community beginning Tuesday, March 17. If meal supplies run out at your school, families may try to receive meals at another nearby NHA location (if meals are still available).
- Flagship Charter Academy will offer up to two meals per day for every child.
- Flagship Charter Academy will provide meals for up to three days for households at one time.
- Children do not have to be present with their parents for food pick up.
- Families will not be allowed to enter the building past the established pick-up location.
Breakfast meals will be a shelf-stable product, such as cereal, and lunch meals will be frozen, similar to in-school lunches. Click here for reheating instructions. Shelf-stable lunch meals will be provided when the product is available.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT)
Michigan has become the first state in the country to gain federal approval of a program that will provide nutritious food to children who were affected by school closings due to COVID-19. For more information, visit our COVID-19 information page.
Texting hotline available to find the nearest Unanticipated School Closure SFSP site
- No Kid Hungry and MDE have launched a texting hotline to let families know about emergency food distribution sites in their neighborhoods. The Meet Up and Eat Up map will continue to be active, this is another method to find sites.
- Parents & caregivers can text the word “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877, enter in a full address or zip code to find the nearest sites.