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Welcome to the Fridley Public Schools Nutritional Services website

Hello Fridley students and families,

We value the opportunity to serve your children breakfast and lunch daily. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the free breakfast and lunch to all students regardless of application status. Each student is able to have one breakfast and lunch daily at no charge. If your student is interested in purchasing a single milk, a second entrée or Ala Carte items (Middle and High Schools), they must have money in their lunch account. 

Breakfast is provided in the classroom at the elementary schools and in the hallway at the middle school. Fridley High School students can receive breakfast before school or after 1st period from the High School Kitchen.

Fridley Middle and High School students must have their lunch bar code ready to scan at the cashier station. Due to safety reasons, students cannot manually type in their bar codes and we need to keep the lines moving for our student’s safety.

We are doing our best to follow the planned breakfast and lunch menus, however, we are experiencing product shortages and issues. We are not able to purchase some meal items due to manufacturing or labor issues by our manufacturers. We are experiencing the same issues as consumers are experiencing at the grocery store.

Apply for Educational Benefits
Remember to fill out your Application for Educational Benefits. Families of all incomes should complete this form to maximize funding for our students and schools. Completion of the applications benefit the district through compensatory funding and participation in various programs. Additionally, families may qualify for reduced activity and athletic fees. Online applications can be completed by clicking here. You can also complete a paper application and return it to your school office.

Hayes and Stevenson Elementary Schools are participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program this year. Students will be receiving a fresh fruit or vegetable snack every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please encourage your students to try the different fresh fruits or vegetables, as this program helps to expose students to a variety of nutritious options. This program is available to Fridley Public Schools through a USDA grant.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Nutritional Services Administrative Assistant Kathy Backstrom at 763-502-5021 or Director Renee Arbogast at 763-502-5022. Thank you and we look forward to serving your students.

Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for the days they are not in the school building. Click here to learn more.


Renee Arbogast
Nutritional Services Director
(763) 502-5022
Sara Herdine
Nutritional Services Coordinator
(763) 502-5028

Kathy Backstrom
Nutritional Services Admin Assistant
(763) 502-5021

Tiffany Johnsrud
Fridley High School Cook Manager
(763) 502-5622

Elizabeth Guarneri
Fridley Middle School Cook Manager
(763) 502-5422

Nadine Teff
Hayes Cook Manager
(763) 502-5222

Reuben Thomas
Stevenson Cook Manager
(763) 502-5322

Use Infinite Campus to add funds to your child's lunch account and pay fees for activities and athletics.

  • For instructions for setting up your child’s lunch account, select the following PDF: Click here


Please keep your student's meal account current by taking advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

ONLINE PAYMENTS (Infinite Campus)

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Fridley Public Schools uses Infinite Campus to provide parents with a safe and convenient way to prepay for student’s meals online. Parents can set up automatic payment plans, view balances and account history, and receive automated notification on balance status. There is no charge or extra fee to use Infinite Campus.


You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed. Click here to download a pre-formatted #10 envelope for making deposits

2021-2022 Meal Prices 

Elementary Schools: FREE
Middle School & High School: FREE
Adult lunch: $4.00
Adult breakfast: $2.15
Milk: $0.55

Breakfast is provided at no cost for ALL students.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.


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