FREE Meals and Curbside Food Pick-Up for ALL Students

Learn more about FREE meals for ALL children, ages 18 and younger, through curbside pick-up and at designated bus stops.

While children are learning from home, Centennial Schools will safely give out meals to children, ages 18 and younger, through curbside pick-up and at designated bus stops. 

This means everyone can have nutritious meals each day. Participating in meal pick-ups helps both families and our school. More participation means more kids eating nutritious foods and funding for our school’s nutrition program. 

We have expanded the food service,
so please stop by and pick up meals for your students!

Beginning November 23

Bulk meals can be picked up on Mondays (2 days of meals), Wednesdays (3 days of meals), and Friday (2 days – weekend meals). Meals are spaced out to help accommodate space in your refrigerator and freezer at home. We appreciate your continued support during this time. Enjoy!

Meal Pick-Up Times and Locations
 for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Note: Meal pick-ups will not be available over holiday breaks: Friday, November 27 and from Friday, December 25- Friday, January 1. Food service resumes Monday, January 4.


Blue Heron Elementary 405 Elm St, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Centerville Elementary 1721 Westview, Centerville, MN 55038
Golden Lake Elementary 1 School Rd, Circle Pines, MN 55014
Rice Lake Elementary 575 Birch St, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Centennial West High School 4881 101st Lane NE, Circle Pines, MN 55014

3:30pm-5:30pm at Centennial Middle School, 399 Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN 55014 (5 meals served on Wednesdays, beginning December 2—note new day. November 23 will be the last Monday night pick-up). Eliminate the need to pick-up throughout the week and receive 5 days of meals beginning December 2 from 3:30pm-5:30pm. No Monday pick-up after November 23.

Click here for the schedule and a map of bus stop locations.

What’s cooking?

Please click here for the menu, or download the application on your smartphone. All meals are made from turkey, chicken, or beef. NO ITEMS CONTAIN PORK, besides Lucky Charms. If you need special diet meals or have any further questions, please contact: Tara Forner at (763) 792-5423 or

Fall 2020: FAQ on School Meals and Bringing Lunch from Home

Fall 2020: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Food Service and Bringing Lunch from Home

Are meals free for all families this year, regardless of Free and Reduced eligibility?

Yes, the United States Department of Agriculture announced an extension for schools to continue serving students under the Summer Feeding program. Our district can continue to provide meals to students during in-person, hybrid and distance learning through December 31, 2020, or earlier if federal funding runs out.  

When my student is in school can they bring their own lunch?

Yes. However, we require any food brought to the classrooms to be nut free. 

When my student is in school, what meals will be offered?

There will be a hot and cold option for breakfast. At lunch there will be one choice. The menu can be viewed here. 

Elementary students and middle school students will be served in their classrooms for both meals. High School students will come through the cafeteria to get a grab and go breakfast that they will then eat in their classroom. High school students will have lunch delivered to their classrooms. 

What if my student wants just milk and no meal?

Students will be charged $.60 if they want just milk and no meal. Milk cannot be given free of charge without a meal due to State regulations. Free meals include milk.

My student is doing Hybrid Learning Model. How do I receive meals for the days we are not in school?

Curbside pick up will be available. We cannot continue to deliver meals as the need for meals will greatly increase with the price dropping to FREE. More details will be coming soon.

My student is doing all Distant Learning. How do I receive meals?

Curbside pick-up will be available. We cannot continue to deliver meals as the need for meals will greatly increase with the price dropping to FREE. More details will be coming soon. 

How much do the meals cost?

FREE to all children 18 and younger. No matter if they attend our district or not. 

My student has a nut allergy. What will be the policy for meals served in the classroom?

Nutrition Services will not be serving any items with nuts. Also, any meals brought to the classroom will be asked to be nut free. 

My student has a Special Diet. Can they order food for meals in the classroom or to be delivered?

Yes. Nutrition Services will need an updated 2020-2021 Special Diet Request Form filled out. Please contact Food Service Director Tara Forner at (763)792-5423 or to let her know you will need a Special Diet. Forms are available here.

Do I need to fill out a new Application for Education Benefits each year?

Yes. We need a new application each year. You can fill it out online at your Parent Portal or you can print off an application and can mail or drop off at any site. Applications are available here.

Since meals are FREE, do I still need to fill out an Application for Education Benefits?

Yes. The district will need you to fill it out for when the program ends and the district has to charge for meals again. It also helps you get a discount with Community Education and Athletics if your household is accepted for Free or Reduced meals. 

How will I know what is on the menu?

Visit our interactive menu here. It will have pictures, ingredients and nutritional information for items served. If you need more information you can contact the Nutrition Services office at (763) 792-5423 or