Food Service During Distance Learning

Food Service During Distance Learning
Posted on 11/19/2020
Food Service During Distance Learning

Dear Farmington Area Families: 


Free Meals Continue throughout the 2020-2021 school year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended flexibilities in its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through June 30, 2021. This means it will waive all fees for school meals through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. The department previously extended free meals through December 2020, based on funding available at the time, but was able to extend throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.


How will students get meals during distance learning?

Beginning Monday, November 23: daily meals (breakfast and lunch) for all ISD 192 students, regardless of their school of enrollment, may be picked up only at Akin Road Elementary or Boeckman Middle Schools. Instructions are below. 


Picking up meals for the school day:


Beginning December 1, 2020: You may choose to continue with daily pick ups or you may choose to pick up meals (breakfast and lunch) for the entire school week at one time. Instructions are below. 


Picking up meals for the school week:

  •  Beginning Tuesday, December 1st, families can pick up a school week’s worth of boxed meals (breakfast and lunch) for their enrolled students.
  •  Pick up for weekly boxes will be the first day of the school week (typically Mondays).
  •  Regardless of your school of enrollment, weekly boxes will be available for pick up at Akin Road Elementary (door #1) between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR at Boeckman Middle School (door #2) between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and between 4-6 p.m.
  •  Pre-registration is required; you must complete a form for each student by the Friday before pick up. You can find the form on the Chartwells Food Service website by clicking the orange “Take Home Meals” button. 
  • Sign up by Friday, November 27th to pick up four days worth of meals (breakfast and lunch) for your enrolled students on Tuesday, December 1st. Sign up by Friday, December 4th to pick up five days worth of meals on Monday, December 7th. 

Free meals will only be provided for scheduled school days. Please see our temporary distance learning calendar or Farmington Academy calendar if you have questions about which days are school days. 


If you have questions about your food service account you can email foodservice@farmington.k12.mn.us or call 651-460-3822.


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