School Meal Program

The Healthy School Meals for all programs provide school breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost to their family. 

Turn in the completed application at your child’s school. For application assistance, contact your local school. To find district and school contact information, click here for the Minnesota Department of Education directory.

Application Information:

The application for the School Meal Program is called the Application for Educational Benefits. It is usually sent to parents at the beginning of the school year. However, if you did not receive the application or did not complete it, you can apply at any time during the school year by turning in the completed application to the school office. Even if your child was enrolled in the program before, you must fill out a new application each school year. If you have children at different schools, you only need to complete one application and you may turn it in at any one of the schools. The school office should have applications available or you can get one on this website.

What you may need to apply:

  • You must fill out the entire application. Do not leave any questions blank.

  • You do not need to turn in any proofs with your application.