The Nutrition Services Department provides the breakfast and lunch program to all students of the Fargo Public Schools. As a part of the USDA program, nutritionally balanced meals are served to promote healthier eating. Free or reduced price meals are provided to any students that qualify, free milk is provided to free and reduced students in Kindergarten through grade 5 at milk break, and free breakfast is provided to all reduced price students.
The Nutrition Services Department has 125 employees that work at our 21 school kitchens or the Central Kitchen and District Office. Approximately 3,000 breakfasts and 9,500 lunches are served daily on school days.
2021-2022 School Year Meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will extend the free school meals program helping to keep millions of children fed amid the Corona Virus Pandemic through the new school year.
What you need to know:
- All School Student Meals are Free for the entire year…Breakfast and Lunch.
- This includes only full meals – not individual items such as milk or ala carte.
- No Application is Required for free meals…However, to prove eligibility for other school benefits (such as waived fees for sports, exams, band rentals, etc.) households must fill out an eligibility application so benefits can be determined.
Student Fees Assistance and Benefits Application (Also known as Free and Reduced-Price Meals)