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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 2020-21 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 2020-21 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). If you do not want your information shared with MDE and DHS, please click here for more information.
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 application as soon as possible.
Click on the link above to download and print your application.
or CLICK HERE for more Free/Reduced lunch information
Complete and signed applications can be faxed to 763-477-5833, or mailed to Rockford Area Schools 6051 Ash St. Rockford MN 55373
Questions?? Call 763-477-9165
Please click here to go to a site that features foreign language translations of the Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals. They are provided by USDA as a template to assist state and local agencies in serving households where English is not spoken as a primary language. Households may also download these resources directly to be filled out and submitted to their local school district.
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2020-2021 Meal Prices
Grades 1-12 inculding preschool: $1.85
Lunch Elementary $2.65
Lunch Middle/High School 2.90
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 Deb Graunke for account block or with any lunch account questions at: 763-477-5846 at EXT 3052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deb Graunke, Food Service Director Taher Foods
Sher Tischner, Business Manager
For questions regarding Educational Benefits (free/reduced lunch)
Kathy Ehlers, MARSS Coordinator
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.
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 Sher Tischner at 763-477-9165 ext 4006.
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