Application for Educational Benefits
Your children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. To apply, complete the application below following the instructions. A new application must be submitted each year. At public schools, your application also helps the school qualify for education funds and discounts.
State funds help to pay for reduced-price school meals, so all students who are approved for either free or reduced-price school meals will receive school meals at no charge. State funds also help to pay for breakfasts for kindergarten students, so all participating kindergarten students will receive breakfasts at no charge.
Students attending schools that participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, Provision 2 or Provision 3 will receive school meals at no charge without an application. However, at public schools, a completed application is still needed to help the school qualify for education funds and discounts.
You can also fill out a paper copy of the form. Please return your completed Application for Educational Benefits to:
Food & Nutrition Department
301 3rd St. NW
Austin, MN 55912
Food and Nutrition Director