Distance Learning Food Service


  • Bus meal delivery is currently unavilable. 

  • Important Updates from Dining Services

    ISD 882 to continue with free meals for all students/children 18 and younger  for the remainder of the school year.

    The USDA has approved funding to allow school districts to provide meal services until the reminder of the 20/21 school year.  Monticello Public Schools has options for children 18 and younger to receive meals even if they are not currently enrolled with Monticello Public Schools. 

    Elementary: 

    Breakfast and lunch will continue to be offered at all Elementary schools and Nature Based locations on school days. Milk is included with all meals however if your student takes a milk without a full meal the cost is .65 per a milk and not covered with free/reduced benefits.  If you would like to have your child to receive weekend meal packs you can register your student here.  Weekend meal packs will include a breakfast and lunch for each day your student will not be in attendance to include weekend days and non school days.  Weekend meals are available at all elementary and Nature base locations. Registration closes each week on two days prior to the end of the school week by noon and reopen each Friday at 3pm.  Once you register at this time you do not need to continue to register unless you wish to stop receiving meal service. 

    Secondary: 

    Breakfast and lunch will be offered for no cost at the middle school and high school for all in person days. Milk is included with all meals however if your student takes a milk without a full meal the cost is .65 per a milk and not covered with free/reduced benefits. The snack bar at the high school is open. Items at the snack bar can be purchased with cash or the students account. If a student does not have money on account or cash on hand they will not be allowed to charge their student account into the negative.  On the last in person day of the week students will have the option to take a meal pack home with them. Meal packs will include a breakfast and lunch for any days students are not in person. There is not a sign up for these meals. Students just need to pick up meal packs on their way out of school for the day. 

    Distance Learning Students/Non Monticello Students: 

    7 day meal packs will be available for  Monticello Distance learning students and children 18 and under who are not attending in person/hybrid school programs with Monticello public schools.  7 day meal pick up will be on the last day of the school week (3/19, 3/26, 4/1, and 4/9) from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.  7-day meal packs require registration which can be found here.  Registration closes each week on two days prior to the end of the school week by noon and reopen each Friday at 3pm. Once you register at this time you do not need to continue to register unless you wish to stop receiving meal service. If you were already signed up for this service prior to spring break you will not need to register again at this time. 

    Please contact Sodexo Director of Dining Services Ciara McDonald with any questions or concerns at ciara.mcdonald@monticello.k12.mn.us 

    Additional food benefits for the 2020-21 School Year

    The Minnesota Department of Education recently announced that The Continuing Appropriations Act 2021 and Other Extensions Act (P.L. 116-159) extends Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) through the end of September 2021, meaning that P-EBT will be available for the whole school year 2020-21.

    Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-21 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Families who received P-EBT benefits last summer are not automatically eligible; eligibility is based on the current school year. Benefits may be retroactive to September 2020, depending on when eligibility for free or reduced-price meals is determined. To ensure you qualify for the most benefits, please submit your free/reduced meal application as soon as possible.

    • Paperless applications are available online through the parent portal.  Click here to download the step-by-step directions to complete the process online in the parent portal.  Be sure to go all the way through to receive a confirmation number.  OR
    • Complete a paper application and return it to Kirsten Cowles by email Kirsten.cowles@monticello.k12.mn.us or by mail to 302 Washington Street, Monticello, MN 55362.
Last Modified on March 9, 2021