Free and Reduced-Price Lunch
To apply for free or reduced-price school meals and help our school qualify for additional education funds and discounts, please complete the Application for Educational Benefits and return to the District Service Center. In addition, if eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, you are also eligible for free bus transportation. In order for Nutrition Services to share your eligibility status with the Transportation Department, please complete the Transportation Bus Fee registration form.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REAPPLY EACH SCHOOL YEAR
If you have questions or need help, call the Nutrition Services Department at 952-401-5034.
Applications are processed at the District Service Center. We aim to process applications received on the same day. You will receive a letter in the mail within 10 business days regarding your status. Your benefits begin on the day your application is processed.
Please return your application directly to:
Minnetonka Nutrition Services
5621 County Road 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Our schools provide healthy meals each day. Lunch costs $2.85 for Elementary, $2.95 for Middle, and $3.15 for High School Students. Children may qualify for free meals or reduced-price meals. New this year: Students who qualify for reduced-price school meals will receive free lunches.
Frequently asked questions about free and reduced-price lunches:
- How do I get an application in another language?
- Aplicación Español
- Who can get Free or Reduced-Price School Meals?
- I get WIC. Can my children get free meals?
- Should I fill out an application if I got a letter this school year saying my children were directly certified for Free Meals based on data from the Minnesota Department of Human Services?
- Who should I include as household members?
- May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?
- What if my income is not always the same?
- Will the information I give be checked?
- How will the information be kept?
- If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later?
- What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application?
Children in households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and foster, homeless, migrant and runaway children can get free school meals without reporting household income. Or children can get free school meals if their household income is within the maximum income shown for their household size on the instructions.
Do not fill out an Application for Educational Benefits if all of your children have been directly certified for Free School Meals. If only some of your children were directly certified, you can add your students to the letter that you receive from Nutrition Services and send a copy back to the District Service Center to apply for your children who were not directly certified.