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Child Nutrition

Minnesota Free School Meals Program to Begin Fall 2023

Families will still need to apply to qualify for more educational benefits. 

Starting Sept. 5, 2023, the Minnesota Free School Meals program will cover the cost of one breakfast and one lunch for every student on school days; however, the cost of à la carte items such as an additional milk, other drinks, or extra meal items will not be covered. Students will need to have funds in their meal accounts to purchase any additional food items.

If you believe your household may qualify, please complete and return the application for educational benefits to the nutrition services office or to your child’s school. You can also apply in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by clicking on the "More" tab, then the "Meal Benefits" tab.

The District 77 Nutrition Service Department is operated under the guidelines of the USDA National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Over 1,046,000 lunches and 306,000 breakfasts are served each year. The department employs approximately 55 full and part-time employees. Meals are planned according to the USDA nutrition standards. Breakfast and lunch meals are provided in all school buildings. 

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School Year Hours:
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Summer Hours:
7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Monday - Friday

507-207-4333 (fax)

1970 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003

September Menus

Breakfast Menu
Lunch Menu
girls eating lunch



Director of Nutrition Services

Darcy Stueber, SNS, CDM, CFPP
507-207-4333 (fax)

Nutrition and Wellness Specialist 

Laura Hoekstra, MS, RD, LD
507-207-4333 (fax)

Culinary and Operations Specialist

Todd Kreilkamp
507-207-4333 (fax)

Nutrition Services Secretary

Jackie Albright
507-207-4333 (fax)