For 2022-23, the district is shifting back to the National School Lunch Program, as the program that provided free meals to all students is no longer available. Students will be charged for their meals if the family does not qualify for free/reduced meals OR if the family has not returned an Application for Educational Benefits. Also known as Free & Reduced Application, it's more than just a free lunch! The program provides financial assistance for many other things, including sports/activities, instruments, technology, reduced class sizes, student support services, field trips and more.
The Educational Benefits Form helps not just your family, but kids across the district in many ways. Just one form ensures continued funding to support ALL kids in our schools. Families MUST fill out a new application for benefits at the beginning of each school year or benefits will expire!
Students of families who either have not completed and returned an application or those who do not qualify will be charged for meals. We ask that you deposit some money into your child's lunch account and keep a balance in the account. You can deposit money into the lunch account in one of these ways: through the parent portal, by dropping off cash or a check at school, or by sending your deposit with your child in a sealed envelope that is clearly marked "Lunch Account for" and your child's name.
If you have questions, please call Brenda Snakenberg, Food Service Supervisor, at (218) 566-2351 x 32034.
The Food Service program at Northland Community Schools offers nutritious breakfast and lunch choices daily. We are continually striving to offer new and healthier choices. Students in grades 7-12 may also purchase a variety of a la carte items.
If your child has a food allergy, please let us know so that we can best meet their needs.
Meal Prices for 2022-2023:
Kindergarten Breakfast - $0.00 (free)
Elementary Breakfast - $0.90
Pre-School Breakfast - $0.90
High School Breakfast - $1.00
Adult Breakfast - $2.00
Pre-School Lunch - $2.85
Elementary Lunch - $2.85
High School Lunch - $2.95
Adult Lunch - $3.75
Milk purchased separately - $0.40
Free/Reduced Breakfasts - $0.00
Free/Reduced Lunches (Elem. & HS) - $0.00
We are pleased to offer our High School students the privilege of charging a la carte items to their family account if funds are available in their accounts .
You may make purchases with cash at any time.