Free and Reduced Meal Applications

  • Apply now for free or reduced-price meals for the 2021-2022 school year!

    A new application must be completed every year to continue meal benefits.

    Help your children receive nutritious meals free, or at a reduced price, while also helping your school receive educational funding. Your school district receives a major part of the total money from the state based on the number of children eligible for free or reduced meals. We need to have you counted! Filling out this application benefits all students and all areas of your school district, not only food service.

    An Application for Educational Benefits will be mailed to all homes which have students currently registered. Please fill out the one-page application that was mailed to your address, or download the document below. Return the completed applications to your child's teacher, the cafeteria, or the school front desk. It is very important that families who qualify for this program complete the application and return it to their child's school as soon as possible.

    Students who qualify for free or reduced meals by submitting a new application each school year will receive meals at no charge. We follow strict guidelines to protect a student's confidentiality. All of our students are eligible for free breakfast.

     

  • Contact

    Cheryl Byron
    Food and Nutrition Clerk

    763-561-2120 x1401
    cbyron@bccs286.org

    En Español, llame a Stella Sola 763-561-2120 y presione #2010.

    Office Address
    Food and Nutrition Services
    6500 Humboldt Ave N. 

    Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

    763-561-2120 x1401
    Fax: 763-561-2047

  • Why?

    Our district receives a major part of funding from the state based on the number of children who are eligible for Free or Reduced meals, whether or not those children purchase school meals. Filling out this application benefits all students and all areas of our school district, not only food services.

    Deadline

    If your family was approved in the 2020-21 school year, you will need to reapply to ensure no disruption of meal benefits for the 2021-22 school year. Please complete and return your application to the school office by October 20, 2021.

    Please fill out the one-page application to apply for free or reduced-price meals and return it to the cafeteria lunch clerk or the school’s main office.

    NOTE: If at any time during the school year your family income status changes (e.g. laid-off, furlough, government shutdown, seasonal work) you are encouraged to complete an application for educational benefits. Once approved, they are in place for the remainder of the school year, regardless of income status.