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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.

School Meal Deposit Request Form


How to Make Payments

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


Food Services Department
Darcy Stueber, Director
PO Box 8741
Mankato, Minnesota 56002-8741
507-388-7442 (office)
507-388-5773 (fax)
[email protected]
[email protected]

Nutrition and Wellness Specialist
Laura Schmidt, RD, LD
[email protected]

Administrative Support
Jennifer Gibson
[email protected]


School Year Hours: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Summer Hours: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Monday - Friday
1970 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, Minnesota 56003