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, including hybrid learning and full-time distance learning students. Free meals begin September 8 and temporarily run through December 31, 2020, but could end earlier. Please note, this is a change in original plans thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture waiver allowing school meals to be served free of charge to all students. 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.

    For students participating in hybrid learning, on days they are learning at school free meals will be provided at school and on days they are distance learning families can pick up pre-ordered free boxed meals. Students participating in full-time distance learning will also have the opportunity to pre-order free boxed meals. All boxed meals will be picked up on Wednesdays. Hybrid students will receive 3-day meal boxes (three breakfasts and three lunches) and full-time distance learning will receive 5-day meal boxes (five breakfasts and five lunches). 

    During the four-week soft opening when hybrid students are distance learning, families can also pre-order and pick up five days worth of meals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will school meals be provided?

  • How will my students get their meals?

  • How do I pre-order student meals?

  • Can I pre-order weeks in advance?

  • When is the deadline to pre-order?

  • Will the meals cost money?

  • How much do the meal boxes cost?

  • When and where do I pick up the meal boxes?

  • Will I receive school meals for the first day of school?

  • Contact Information

    Erica Pawletzki 
    Nutrition Services Secretary
    Phone: (651) 457-9429
    FAX: (651) 457-9485
    epawletzki@sspps.org