Saint Paul Public Schools Nutrition Services

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    Application for Educational Benefits

    The Minnesota Free School Meals Program provides all students with one free school breakfast and one free lunch per school day. While meals are free for all students, all families are highly encouraged to complete an Application for Educational Benefits.  These applications determine how much funding your child's school receives for educational programs and support, as well as determining your eligibility for assistance programs like discounted bus passes, internet service and student testing and athletic fees.

    Fill out the Application for Educational Benefits Online (available 7/30/2023)

    Video Link: Parents SchoolCafe Eligibility Walkthrough

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    SPPS plans its menus in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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    Online Payments

    Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding prices, making payments, balances, etc.

    Link: Use SchoolCafe ( to set up and make online payments and much more.

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    Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program

    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federal grant that provides a fresh fruit or vegetable snack to qualifying K-8 schools.

Contact Nutrition Services

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    Nutrition Services
    1930 Como Ave.
    Saint Paul, MN, 55108

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  • 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.

    Ramsey County Food Resources
    Interactive Food Locations (food shelves, groceries at low or no-cost, farmer's markets, meals at no-cost)
    Customer Contact Center 651-266-8500 (Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm)

Fruits and Vegetables