Payment Information

Meal payments may be mailed to the Food Service Office, taken to the Food Service Office, or taken to the individual schools. Payments can also be made by credit card or automatic account deduction (see more information below). Most schools issue a reminder when the student's balance is low, but the final responsibility lies with the student and parent/guardian. Students are not allowed to charge a meal, and pay at a later time. There must be a balance in the student's account for them to receive a meal.

Office Location:
1970 Lookout Drive, Northport Building, near Dakota Meadows Middle School in Upper North Mankato

Mailing Address:
Mankato Area Public Schools
PO Box 8741
Mankato, MN 56002-8741

School Meal Deposit Request Form


Parent Portal

Contact the office at your child's school to set up a Parent Portal account. You can access your child's account information on line or from your smart phone.

The School Meal Information brochure has additional information about  payment options, parent portal and and general information about the school meals.

School Meal Information Brochure

Food Service 'Did You Know?' Tips for Parent Portal

Automatic Payment Plan

Have meal payments made automatically from your checking or savings account. This is a totally free service.

You authorize regularly scheduled payments to be made from your checking or savings account. The payments will be made on a specified date, and proof of payment will appear on your bank statement.

For a form, please contact the Food Service Office at 388-7442 or the form may be downloaded in .pdf format. 

Form for Automatic Payment


Meal Prices

Meal price information is shown in the following charts. These prices are for the school year 2016-2017. The monthly cost is based on 20 days per month. Extra milk may be purchased for 35 cents per half pint. Cost of snack bar items at the secondary level will be posted in the buildings. Prices are subject to change, per school board policy.

The cost of an adult breakfast is $1.75 and adult lunch is $3.65.

Please note as well:
On May 20th Governor Dayton signed into law the omnibus supplemental budget bill. These two school nutrition programs were effective July 1st, 2014.
The bill made reduced-price lunches free.
The bill includes funding to make school breakfast free for all kindergarten students.

Elementary Meal Prices
  Single Day Monthly
Breakfast Lunch Both Breakfast Lunch Both
Full Price .95 $2.25 $3.20 $19.95 $47.25 $67.20
Reduced Free Free Free Free Free Free
Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
 
Secondary Meal Prices
  Single Day Monthly
Breakfast Lunch Both Breakfast Lunch Both
Full Price $1.00 $2.55 $3.55 $21.00 $53.55 $74.55
Reduced Free Free Free Free Free Free
Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
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