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Food Services

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Rockford Area Schools is committed to supporting a school environment that promotes and protects students' health, well-being and ability to learn by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity. In partnership with Taher, our Food Service department offers a wide variety of healthy choices for all students.


Pandemic-EBT Benefits for Families

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 2021-22 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a federal temporary emergency nutrition benefit that is loaded on electronic cards for families to purchase food. P-EBT was first implemented for the end of the 2019-20 school year. Congress made changes to the program for the 2021-22 school year, including the addition of a school learning model component to determine eligibility. P-EBT is jointly implemented by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). 

Families who received P-EBT benefits last summer are not automatically eligible; eligibility is based on the current school year.  To ensure you qualify for the most benefits, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Lunch Account Information

All account activity including purchases and deposits can be viewed on the Campus Parent Portal. Online payment to your account in via your Parent Portal. 

  • Email balance reminders will be sent out daily when the lunch account balances is $10.00 or lower
  • Negative lunch account emails will be sent out daily to those accounts in a negative status
  • Any accounts with a balance over -5.00 will not be able to make any purchases until funds are deposited. 
  • Contact Harlan Adelman for account block or with any lunch account questions at: 763-477-5846 at ext. 3052 or email


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Harlan Adelman 
Food Service Director Taher Foods
763-477-5846  ext. 3052
Tanley Lego 
Business Manager
763-477-9165 ext. 4006
For questions regarding Educational Benefits (Free/Reduced lunch)
Christa Larson 
MARSS Coordinator
763-477-9165 ext. 4000

Taher, Inc. would like to thank Rockford Area Schools for the continued partnership and the opportunity to provide our services to students.

For specific questions regarding meals patterns, menus, and service issues, you can contact Tanley Lego at 763-477-9165 ext. 4006.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  Civil Rights Statement

Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.