> Minnesota School Breakfast and Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program help schools provide nutritious meals to students each school day. These are U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs that are administered by the Minnesota Department of Education. Participating schools receive Federal and state funds for meals that meet established nutrition standards.
General Program Requirements:
You may qualify for this benefit program if you have child(ren) who attend a Minnesota school (high school or under) that participates in the National School Lunch Program / School Breakfast Program. Almost all public schools and many private schools participate in these programs.
Students at a participating school qualify for free or reduced-price school meals if annual household income is within guidelines set by USDA each year. View income guidelines on USDA website. To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your school for an Application for Educational Benefits form.
To apply for free or reduced-price school meals, contact your child??s school:
View a list of school districts in Minnesota
View a list of charter schools in Minnesota
View a list of private schools in Minnesota
Program Contact Information:
For additional information, visit the School Nutrition Programs page on the Minnesota Department of Education website:
If you have further questions contact the Minnesota Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Service at 651-582-8526, 1-800-366-8922 (Minnesota toll free), or email to: