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Welcome to the Fridley Public Schools Nutritional Services website!

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently extended a waiver that allows school districts to serve free meals to all children under 18 until the end of the school year. All children 18 years old and younger can receive free meals when learning at school or when learning at home. The school district must still collect Application for Educational Benefits (Free/Reduced Priced Meal Application) from families. By completing this form you are helping the district receive additional funding that supports our students and teachers. You can complete a paper application and turn them into your school's main office or online through the Parent Portal. The short application will only take a minutes to complete and families need to complete only one form for the entire household. 

All meals served in school and at Meal Pick Up are FREE to all children, ages 1-18, regardless of income level. 


Nutritional Services is offering Fridley Middle School families an additional meal pick up on Friday April 23, 2021. This is an opportunity for families to pick up meals to support students who are back on distance learning due to quarantine and the temporary transition to distance learning.

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Location: Fridley Middle School Front Office Area

With the 5th - 12th grade hybrid students returning to school on March 15th, we have some important information to share regarding changes in meal pick procedures. Students enrolled in hybrid learning (Stripes and Paws) will not be able to pick up meals on Tuesday or Wednesday since the students will be receiving free breakfast and lunch during the school day. For 5th-12th graders, they can pick up a one day meal bag from the school cafeteria at the end of the school day on Tuesday to eat on Wednesday when they are learning from home. 

Only students who are 100% distance learning will be able to pick up meals. 

Fridley Online Academy or children ages 1-5 (not in kindergarten yet) Pick Up:

  • Tuesday: Fridley High School 4:30-6:00 pm Door 15
  • Wednesday: Fridley Middle School: 10:15-11:45 am Main Entrance

If you have questions about meal pick up, please contact Renee Arbogast, Director of Nutritional Services at 763-502-5022.

Thank you,

Nutritional Services Department


Free Meal Information:

  • All meal bags will contain reheating instructions and information on how to store the food until you are ready to consume.
  • Children do not need to be present for parents or guardians to pick up meals. We will ask what grade your student is in.
  • Children do not need to be enrolled in Fridley Public Schools to receive these meals at this time.


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 Supplee
Nutritional Services Coordinator
(763) 502-5028

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

Angela Swierc
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.

Beginning the 2020-21 school year, 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

2020-2021 Meal Prices 

Elementary Schools: $2.60
Middle School & High School: $2.85
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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