YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR Pandemic -Electronic – Benefit – Transfer (P-EBT)
Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. The Minnesota Department of Human Services will begin mailing P-EBT cards in late March to eligible families that are approved by February 28, 2021. Benefits may be retroactive to September 2020, depending on when eligibility for free or reduced - price meals is determined.
To be considered, households must apply immediately for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-21 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Families who received P-EBT benefits last year are not automatically eligible; eligibility is based on the current school year.
Applications can be returned the following ways:
Fax – 763-315-0601
Mail – 10100 Noble Parkway North, Brooklyn Park MN 55443
Drop Box – Located outside the front of the school building
In Person – Send application in your students backpack to give to their teacher
Meals & hybrid learning
Free breakfast and lunch are served to students in school on their in-person learning days in the hybrid model.
Meals & distance learning
Free breakfast and lunch will be offered for curbside pickup Mondays from 3:15pm - 4:30pm. Our five day meal kits from Lancer Dining Services contain five breakfasts, five lunches, and ten milks. We also offer free dry goods from Every Meal for pick up. You do not need to sign up for these meals; simply come to pick them up at door C at the scheduled times.
All Children 18 and Under in the Community.
*Despite meals being free through June 2021, it is still very important all families fill out an application for meal benefits. Qualifying for educational benefits means a student(s) will have access to free breakfast and lunch, as well as provides critical funding for the school. Click here for the meal benefits application.
In the event of forgotten lunch money, students may only charge two lunches (a total of $7.00) to their account before payment is expected to bring the account current. Students that have a negative meal balance will not be issued a regular school menu lunch, but will receive a courtesy cheese sandwich and drink until the lunch balance is paid off. If a student receives a courtesy cheese sandwich for 3 consecutive days without the account being brought positive, the Student Accounts Coordinator will require the family to come in for a meeting to settle the student account. Athlos will work with families on a payment plan if needed. Please see the parent handbook for further details regarding unpaid bills.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.