Free & Reduced Meals

Application for Free & Reduced Meals

Please Note: Families MUST fill out a new application for benefits at the beginning of each school year or benefits will expire!


Who can qualify for free or reduced meals?

Children in households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and foster children can get free school meals without reporting household income. Also, children can get free or reduced school meals if their household income is within the maximum income shown for their household size on the instructions. Approval for school meal benefits is good for the school year.

Breakfast is free for those students who qualify for free or reduced meals.

Application Info:

Cover letter and applications are also available after August 1 at individual school offices or at Stillwater Area Schools Central Service Building located at 1875 South Greeley Street, Stillwater, MN. Answers to frequently asked questions about Free and Reduced Meals can be found here along with a PDF of the application.

When completing the application, please read all the instructions and other important information and complete all appropriate sections. Incomplete paper applications will be returned resulting in a delay in processing.

Please return completed applications to: Stillwater Area Schools, Nutrition Services, 1875 Greeley Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082.


Pursuant to United States Code, title 42, section 1758(b)(6)(A), the Department of Education shall enter into an agreement with the Department of Human Services to share the eligibility information provided by each school for the limited purpose of identifying children who may be eligible for medical assistance or MinnesotaCare. Parents must contact the school district in writing if they choose not to have this information disclosed.