2021-2022 MEAL SERVICE

  • Community Meals for MEA Weekend 

    Meals will be served at the following community sites during MEA weekend, 10/21 and 10/22. 

    Site Name 

    Location 

    Meal Type 

    Meal Times 

    Day(s) of Service 

    Conway Community Center

    2090 Conway St. 
    Saint Paul 55119 

    Supper (Hot) 
    _____________ 
    Snack
     

    3-5 p.m.
    ___________
    5:30-6:30
     p.m.

    10/21 and 10/22
    ____________
    10/21 and 10/22
     

    Arlington Hills Community Center

    1200 Payne Ave. 
    Saint Paul 55130 

    Snack
    _____________
    Supper (Hot)
     

    2:30-3:30 p.m.
    ___________
    5-5:30
     p.m.

    10/21 and 10/22
    ____________ 
     
    10/21  

    McDonough Rec Center 

    1544 Timberlake Rd.
    Saint Paul 55117
     

    Snack
    _____________
    Supper (Hot)
     

    4–4:30 p.m.
    ___________
    5:15-6 p.m.

    10/21 and 10/22
    ____________ 
     
    10/21  

    Palace Rec Center 

    781 Palace Ave.
    Saint Paul 55117
     

    Snack
    _____________
    Supper 
     

    4–4:30 p.m.
    ___________
    4:30-5:30
     p.m.

    10/21 and 10/22
    ____________ 
     
    10/21  

    Rice Rec Center

    1021 Marion St.  
    Saint Paul 55117 

    Snack
    _____________
    Supper (Hot)
     

    2:30–4:30 p.m.
    ___________
    5:15-5:45
     p.m.

    10/21 and 10/22
    ____________ 
     
    10/21  

    El Rio Vista Rec Center 

    179 Robie St. E. 
    Saint Paul 55107
     

    Snack
    _____________
    Supper 
     

    2-4:30 p.m.     
    ___________
    5-6 p.m.
     

    10/21 and 10/22
    ____________
    10/21 and 10/22
     

  • Meals for Students Learning in Person

    For the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch will be free for all students. Students who bring lunch from home can also get a meal from the cafeteria. Students must pick at least 3 items (such as a fruit, vegetable and milk) to receive free lunch. Students can still purchase milk separately for $0.50. Menus are available at schoolcafe.com/spps/menus.

    Individual schools/programs will determine how meals will be served in cafeterias and/or classrooms. Students and staff are required to wear masks when they are not eating or drinking. Assigned seating will be required during meals.

    Breakfast to Go will continue, with pre-packaged meals to be eaten in the classroom. Lunch will be served in reusable containers with lids rather than on traditional lunch trays, and table decals will mark designated seating locations in cafeterias. Staff will monitor safety protocols throughout the lunch period, including lining up and dismissal.


  • Meal Box Pickup for SPPS Online School students and SPPS Students During Quarantine

    Meal boxes are available for any student enrolled in the SPPS Online School and SPPS students who must miss in-person instruction due to COVID quarantine. Each meal box contains five breakfasts and five lunches. Families must pre-register to pick up meal boxes.

    Click here to register

    Pick Up Location: SPPS Education and Operations Services, 1930 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108
    Pick Up Day: Fridays, starting Sept 17
    Pick Up Time: 10 a.m to 12 p.m.

    Children do not need to be 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.

    Complete this form if you have already registered and you need to cancel or change the number of meal boxes.


  • Contact Nutrition Services

    For questions or concerns, the Nutrition Services team can be reached at:


  • Community Food ResourcesMinnesota Food HelpLine

    Several community organizations provide free meals for families around Saint Paul.

    Minnesota Food Helpline

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

    Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County

    Provides free home-delivered meals to Ramsey County adult residents who are impacted by COVID-19.

    Food Shelves in Ramsey County

    A list of food shelves available in the City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County.