School Meals

  • South St. Paul Schools will be providing school meals in accordance with the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program during the 2020-21 school year. School meals will be available at no charge to students enrolled in SSP this fall through the remainder of the school year. Funding for the meals comes from the USDA (Federal) Summer Food Service Program, which gives the district flexibility to serve seven meals each week. All families are still encouraged to complete an Application for Educational Benefits, since any approval of benefits will carry over after this waiver expires through the 2020-21 school year.

    Through the month of January, seven days of meals will continue to be provided to all SSP children.

    Change to meal distribution January 25-29

    • Monday, January 25: 3:30 – 5:30 PM at SSP Secondary
    • Tuesday, January 26: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Kaposia, Lincoln or SSP Secondary
    • Wednesday, January 27: No Meal Distribution
    • Thursday, January 28: No Meal Distribution
    • Friday, January 29: No Meal Distribution

    Beginning Monday February 1st:

    Students attending full in-person learning will receive meals, at no charge, in their classroom. In-person students will notify their teacher at the beginning of the day if they need a hot lunch. Lunches will be served in individually wrapped selections or it will be pre-plated.

    All SSP Full distance learning families will pick up meals at the Secondary Building.

    Meals will be available at no charge and can be picked up according to the schedule below.

    The first meal box (three days of breakfast/lunch) can be picked up on:

    • Mondays from 3:30-5:30pm OR
    • Tuesdays from 11:00am-1:00pm

    The second meal box (four days of breakfast/lunch) can be picked up on:

    • Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm OR
    • Friday from 11:00am-1:00pm

    For more information, please contact our student nutrition office at (651) 457-9429.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will school meals be provided?

  • How will my student get their meals?

  • Where and when do I pick up meals during distance learning?

  • Will the meal boxes cost money during distance learning?

  • Contact Information

    Erica Pawletzki 
    Nutrition Services Secretary
    Phone: (651) 457-9429
    FAX: (651) 457-9485