Child Nutrition

Free Summer Meals Information

School District 197 will again offer free summer meals to all district students and area youth at Garlough, Moreland and Two RiversPlease note all children must eat on site in the cafeteria. No meals will be served on June 19, July 4, or July 5. Show me summer meals details.

Open Door Mobile Lunch Box will deliver meals to eight local apartment complexes. No meals will be delivered June 19, July 4, July 5. Show me more.

Summer Meals Made Easy with S-EBT!
Did you know there's a program to help families with summer meals? The Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (S-EBT) program provides families with school-aged children eligible for free or reduced school meals a benefit of $40 per month, per child ($120 total) during the summer months. Show me more.

2024-25 School Meals Information

The Free School Meals for Kids Program is now law and remains in effect for the 2024-25 school year.

  • This program provides one free breakfast and one free lunch to all students each school day.
  • The price for a second breakfast or lunch, additional meals, and a la carte items are listed below under the  pricing tab.
  • Additional fruits and vegetables are available to students at no charge.
  • Households will still need to complete an Application for Educational Benefits to see if they qualify for other important discounts. A new application must be submitted each year.

The Application for Educational Benefits can assist in many ways!

Our menu of additional benefits may include:

  • Free or discounted fees for middle and high school athletics and activities.
  • Fee waivers for college applications and admissions tests.
  • Discounted utilities and internet access.
  • Discounted school fees for band instruments, textbooks, class fees, and more.
  • Discounts at local museums and more!
  • Helping the school qualify for education funds and discounts.
  • See the FAQs below for more details.



Child Nutrition Resources

Employment Opportunities

The Child Nutrition Program is looking for individuals that enjoy serving children and are willing to work in a clean, fast paced, teamwork oriented environment.  Substitute and Regular Kitchen Assistant positions are available for the current school year.  This is an excellent opportunity to have a flexible schedule and be at home with your children.  Please visit the School District 197 Child Nutrition Employment page to see available positions. Contact the Child Nutrition Office at (651) 403-7320 for more information about joining the team!

The School District 197 Child Nutrition Department is committed to providing nutritious, high-quality meals that appeal to children, help them stay healthy, and give them the energy they need to be successful in the classroom.

All School District 197 schools participate in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.