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.

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 tforner@isd12.org 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 tforner@isd12.org