FREE Meals and Curbside Food Pick-Up Available for All Students

Free meals and curbside pick-up are available for all children ages 18 and younger.

Updated Information on FREE Meals and Meal Pick-Ups

The United States Department of Agriculture announced an extension for schools to continue serving students under the Summer Feeding Program. Centennial will continue to provide FREE meals through December 31, 2020, or earlier if federal funding runs out. 

Hybrid Learners
Students, ages 18 and younger regardless of eligibility, may receive FREE meals when learning in-person at school.

All families of hybrid learners may pick up three (3) FREE meals on WEDNESDAYS for those days students are learning remotely. Meals are for all children 18 years and younger regardless of eligibility or what district children attend. Your student does not need to be present with you when you pick up meals and a neighbor or friend can also pick up for you. Let staff know you have hybrid learners and you need bulked meals for three (3) days.

Distance Learners

All families of distance learners may pick up five (5) FREE meals on WEDNESDAYS for all children 18 years and younger regardless of eligibility or what district children attend. Your student does not need to be present with you when you pick up meals and a neighbor or friend can also pick up for you. Let the staff know you will need bulked meals for five (5) days. 

Pick-up days are on WEDNESDAYS beginning September 16, 2020
at the following locations and times:

  • Blue Heron Elementary, 405 Elm St, Lino Lakes, MN 55014: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Centerville Elementary, 1721 Westview, Centerville, MN 55038: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Golden Lake Elementary, 1 School Rd, Circle Pines, MN 55014: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Rice Lake Elementary, 575 Birch St, Lino Lakes, MN 55014: 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Centennial High School (West Building), 4757 North Rd, Circle Pines, MN 55014: 10:30am-12:30pm

AND

  • Centennial Middle School, 399 Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN 55014: 3:30pm-5:30pm

 

Menus will be posted online here or download the Nutrislice app (search for ISD 12).

Click here for commonly asked questions. If you have further questions or need any special diet requests please contact tforner@isd12.org or (763) 792-5423.

elementary students eating lunch

School Meals

Preparing healthy school meals, modeling healthy nutrition habits, and offering a friendly greeting are all in a day’s work for Centennial’s school nutrition employees.  Breakfast is offered for all levels  and lunch is served in all of the Centennial Schools daily. 

Ala Carte breakfast is offered at the High School from 7:40am-8:00am at the West Cafeteria and is also available in the Link.

For many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of the day. School lunch supplies one-third of their recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for calories and key nutrients. Meals are kept to less than 30 percent of calories from fat and less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fat.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

FAQs on Centennial's Nutrition Program

Answers to questions about the Centennial School District nutrition program.

Menu and Nutrition Information

Breakfast is served to students in grades K-8 and lunch is served in all the Centennial Schools.

Lunch Account

Pay by check or online with a credit card or PayPams.

Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program

Children can receive free meals if household income is within the limits.

Federal Guidelines

Federal regulations ensure that every school lunch offers students their choice of milk, two fruits or vegetables, a grain and a protein. School meals must also meet strict limits for fat, saturated fat and portion size.

Special Diet Statement

Reasonable substitutions to meals can be made on a case-by-case basis for children who are considered to have a disability that restricts their diet. 

Civil Rights Laws and Regulations

All U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs sponsoring agencies shall comply with civil rights laws and regulations, such as the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race, color, national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability), Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (disability).