Free/Reduced Meal Benefits
Starting school year 2023-24, we are joining Minnesota’s Free School Meals Program. All students can get one breakfast and one lunch free of charge each day at school. Although no application is required to receive this free meal benefit, filling out the Application for Educational Benefits is still important! Your child(ren) may qualify for other benefits like reduced fees at school such as decreased fees for sports and activities. Your application may also help the school qualify for education funds, discounts, and other meal programs.
A new Application for Educational Benefits form MUST be completed each school year and submitted to NPAS Nutrition Services for review and approval. It is critical that you submit your completed application as soon as possible. If you do not qualify now, you may apply at any time during the school year.
Free Meals Frequently Asked Questions
Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) PDF below for more information. If an application is needed in a different language, please contact Nutrition Services at 952-758-1774.
How to Apply
Apply online via your Campus Portal Parent Account. When completing the application, please read all the instructions and complete all appropriate sections. If you are unable to complete an application online, please download, print, and complete this application:
You can return the application to:
New Prague Area Schools
410 Central Ave North, Suite 200
New Prague, MN 56071
Notification of Benefit Status
Families who have submitted their application should expect to receive a letter of approval or denial via US mail once their application has been processed. Families who are approved for free meals should save this letter for proof of benefits for other school programs.