Breakfast and lunch for all students under 18 will be available starting July 8 through August 5.
Curbside pick-up will begin July 8 and run through August 5. A bag with seven meals inside will be available each week. Your child does not need to be present to pick up the meals.
No meals will be delivered on the neighborhood bus routes used during the school year. If you have additional questions or concerns, please call your child's school.
Meal pick-up location and day/time:
Starting Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Meals can be picked up on Wednesdays at Highview Middle School (2300 7th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112) from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Curbside pick-up will continue through Wednesday, August 5.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is now offering additional funds for the families of children ages 5 to 18 who qualify for free and reduced-price meals. This new program, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), will provide $325 per child that families can use to purchase nutritious food for their household.
Families with children who received free or reduced-price meals at school, and who were between the ages of 5 and 18 on September 1, 2019, may qualify. Benefits are available to two groups:
- Families receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on March 18, 2020. Benefits for these families were issued automatically and appeared on their EBT balance on May 30, 2020. These families do not need to take any further action.
- Families receiving free or reduced-price school meals, but not SNAP or MFIP benefits. These families need to fill out a short application for a P-EBT card. Families can apply between June 8, 2020, and June 30, 2020. If approved, families will receive a P-EBT card in the mail, which will arrive with the funds preloaded.
Families in need of assistance accessing or using their P-EBT benefits are urged to contact the P-EBT Hotline at 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698. If your family or someone you know needs additional ongoing assistance accessing healthy foods, please contact your local tribal or county human services office, visit ApplyMN, or call the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 888-711-1151.
- The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is ready to help families in need of food. You can learn more here or call 651-621-6280.
- Visit your county’s website for information on accessing food resources.
- Call the Minnesota Food Help Line at 888-711-1151 to connect to programs that can increase your food budget such as SNAP, WIC or other food resources. Interpreters are available.