• School Lunch Room

    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions: Elementary - Secondary


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:

    1. All School Student Meals are Free for the entire year…Breakfast and Lunch.
    2. This includes only full meals – not individual items such as milk or ala carte.
    3. 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)


FREE Summer Meals Program

  • Fargo Public Schools will provide free meals for children up to 18 years old during summer break in June and July 2021. This service is made possible thanks to United States Department of Agriculture funding. Meals will be provided with daily (Monday-Thursday) or weekly pickup options. Meals do not need to be ordered prior to pickup. Meals are limited to one breakfast and lunch per day.

     Weekly Pickup Options (June 8 - July 29)

    • Names of children receiving food boxes will be recorded at each pickup site. Family and friends may pick up food boxes for children. Children do not need to be present or in the Fargo Public School District to receive a food box.
    • Boxes will contain frozen and shelf stable food items along with milk.
    • Please note: There will be no food boxes available for pickup on Thursday, July 1 due to the Independence Day holiday.




    (starts July 13)

    10:25 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

    Kennedy Elementary School parking lot


    11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    Longfellow Elementary School parking lot


    12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    Ed Clapp Elementary School parking lot

    Ben Franklin Middle School eastside drive-up

    Carl Ben Eielson Middle School parking lot

    Discovery Middle School parking lot

    (starts July 15)

    10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Washington Elementary School north side street


    11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    (No meal service on July 1)

    Horace Mann Elementary School parking lot

    Centennial Elementary School parking lot (starts July 15)


    12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    (No meal service on July 1)

    Bennett Elementary School parking lot

    Agassiz/Woodrow Wilson High School northside parking lot *June dates only

    South High School southside parking lot

    Daily Pickup Option (July 12 - 30)

    • A cold, grab and go breakfast and lunch will be provided at pickup.
    • Children do not need to be in the Fargo Public School District to receive meals.




    Monday - Thursday

    July 12-30

    9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

    Lewis & Clark Elementary School east side entrance sidewalk

    12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Eagles Elementary School entrance sidewalk

     *This institution is an equal opportunity provider.