FREE Meals and Curbside Food Pick-Up for ALL Students

FREE meals for ALL children, ages 18 and younger, through curbside pick-up at Blue Heron, Centerville, Golden Lake, Rice Lake, Centennial Middle School, and Centennial High School as well as at designated bus stops throughout the district. See "Read More" for schedule information.

Click here for meal information and pick-up schedule.

Complete the Application for Educational Benefits Online!

Applying for benefits? You can print out the application or log into your parent portal and complete online!

Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program

Our school provides healthy meals each day. Breakfast costs $1.00 for all students and FREE for Kindergarten. Lunch costs $3.10 for elementary students and $3.30 for secondary students.

Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. To apply, complete the Application for Educational Benefits following the instructions (see links below for the application and instructions). A new application must be submitted each year. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts.

State funds help to pay for reduced-price school meals, so all students who are approved for either free or reduced-price school meals will receive school meals at no charge. State funds also help to pay for breakfasts for kindergarten students, so all participating kindergarten students receive breakfasts at no charge.

To apply:

Fill out the form online (on the Parent Portal), or print out, complete, and return to:

Tara Forner
399 Elm Street
Lino Lakes, MN 55014

Who can get free school meals?

Children in households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Plan (MFIP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway children can receive free school meals without reporting household income. Alternatively, children can receive free school meals if their household income is within the maximum income shown for their household size in the instructions. 

Participants do not have to be U.S. citizens.

Application Information

Applications cannot be approved if any required information is missing. You may be asked to send written proof of information. You may apply at any time during the school year is your income goes down, household size goes up or if you start getting Food Stamps, MFIP or FDPIR benefits. Approval is valid for the school year.

If you have questions, disagree about qualification, need an application in a different language, or need help, please call 763.792.5422. 

Apply today!

See the links below for the application and instructions on how to complete the application. Information is in Word and PDF formats.