ISD 279-Osseo Area Schools participates in the Federal School Lunch Program, which provides free or reduced-price school meals to qualifying families. An application is required every year.

You may apply online or by paper copy. Please note: If there are more than six students or six adults in your household, you must complete a paper application.

Hard copy (paper) applications are available for download below. Please print out the application, complete it, and return it to the address on the application. Allow up to 10 business days for processing. We will contact you by US mail to let you know if your application was approved.

Do not complete this application (online or in hard copy) if you have received notification that all your children have been directly certified for free school meals based on data from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Please note: this works best in either Firefox or Chrome browsers.

Welcome Letter online application (PDF)

Apply online for Educational Benefits (Free or Reduced Price Meals)

Download and print the paper application.

For assistance Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 12:00 (noon), please call 763.391.7129.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Free & Reduced Meal Questions
Apply online for Educational Benefits (Free or Reduced Price Meals)

Jeff Ansorge

Irfan Chaudhry
Assistant Director

Colleen Fairbanks

Melanie Gates

Julie Moberg
Lead Food Service Specialist

James Quast
District Chef