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2020-21 School Year
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2020-21 School Year

2020-21 School Year
School Meal Box Menus School Meal Box FAQ School Meal Box Pick-up Locations Special Diet Accommodations During Distance Learning

Free School Meal Boxes for All Youth

All families are invited to pick up free school meal boxes for their children. School meal boxes contain seven breakfasts and seven lunches and meet Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Wellness Services’ (MPS CWS) high standards for nutrition and quality ingredients. In every box, children will find school favorites, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Milk is offered on the side, up to ten milk cartons per box.
  • All youth 18 & under can participate.
  • Youth do not need to be enrolled in MPS.
  • Youth, parents, or siblings can pick up one box per child, per week.
  • Pick up at any of the 29 school sites - no registration required.
  • All sites are open Monday through Friday, most from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a few have extended hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MPS is able to offer these free meal boxes to all children, 18 and under, through a short-term waiver issued August 31 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (read the USDA press release here). After that, MPS will continue to serve food to MPS students, and will keep the community informed of all changes that will take effect at that time.  
For questions, please call 612-668-2820 or contact us.