As Saint Paul Public Schools transitions to in-person learning for some students, our meal service is also changing. Whether your students are learning in person or remotely, they can continue to receive free breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the school year.


    Meals for Students at Schools

    Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students during in-person learning at every school. This includes students who are on-site for in-person academic support. Menus are available at schoolcafe.com/spps

    For more information about how meals will be served and eaten when students return to school, visit spps.org/reopen.

  • Meal Box Pickup

    Free meal boxes for children can be picked up at over 50 schools throughout Saint Paul. Pre-orders are required to pick up at these schools.

    Please use this form to pre-order your meal boxes

    Meal boxes are available for any children 18 and under, plus those with a disability currently enrolled in a school program. Children do not need to present to pick up meals. Please remember to practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from other people) and wear a mask when picking up meals.

    Click here for the full list of locations and pickup schedules

    Complete this form
    if you need to cancel, change your pick up location or number of meal boxes.

  • Community Food Resources

    Ramsey County

    Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County is providing free home-delivered meals to Ramsey County adult residents who are impacted by COVID-19. This program is made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

    City of Saint Paul

    The City of Saint Paul is partnering with Youthprise, Arts-Us, and the Sanneh Foundation to provide free meal service to Saint Paul families in need. Families with a minor child in the home can pick up one meal bag per child per week. Each meal bag contains seven dinners and seven snacks.

    Greater Twin Cities YMCA

    YMCA locations in St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and Maplewood have free family meals and lunch bags Monday through Friday, noon-1 p.m. while supplies last.

    Salvation Army

    The West 7th and Eastside locations have free meal boxes Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Conway Community Center

    Grab-and-go meals are served Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m.

    Hunger Solutions

    Enter your zip code and find food resources near you.

    Minnesota Food Helpline

    Call 888-711-1151 for assistance, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.