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The 2023 Free School Meals Program

In the spring of 2023, Governor Walz signed the Minnesota (MN) Free School Meals bill into law. Here is everything you need to know about the program that allows all in-person students to get one free breakfast and one free lunch while at school – no application required.

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application

Regardless of the 2023 Free School Meals program, we encourage all families to complete the free and reduced lunch application. The application determines how much funding your child’s school receives for educational programs and supports.

Additionally, eligible families can qualify for other benefits, such as discounts on child care and some summer camps and athletic programs, free AP and ACT tests, Metro Transit Assistance and more!

2023-2024 Free and Reduced Lunch Information and Application - English

2023-2024 Free and Reduced Lunch Information and Application - Spanish

To save you time and effort, the information you provide on your Free and Reduced-Price Application may be shared with other programs for which your children may qualify for reduced fees. Please complete and return the waiver so that we have your permission to share your information with those programs.

Waiver of Confidentiality            

Waiver of Confidentiality (Spanish)