MAPS Nutrition Services

For the 20-21 School Year

NEW! Online Free and Reduced Application Site

Meals are available at a free or reduced price to students whose families meet the income guidelines or qualify for one of the following:


· Your household currently receives benefits through one of these programs:

Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation


· You have foster children


· Your family is homeless


If you feel your family might qualify for this benefit please go to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and click on menu, then More, then Meal Benefits. Click here for detailed instructions on how to complete an application online.


Paper applications are also available by contacting the Food Service Department office, your school office or on the district web page. Click here for a paper application to print and send in.


All information is confidential, and students who receive benefits are not identified in any way. You may apply at any time during the school year.

More Than Meals

Upon approval of your free and reduced price meal application, your student not only qualifies to receive free breakfast and lunch, but may also qualify for reduced price or free athletic fees, extra-curricular activity fees and music rental fees. Every student in the district benefits, since the information provided helps the Mankato Area Public Schools qualify for additional educational funding!

Student Meal Accounts

Each student has a meal account. Students will be assigned a bar-code connected to their account to purchase their meals.


Elementary students meals will be delivered to the classroom. At delivery, bar-codes will be collected from the classroom.


Secondary students will be given a card with their bar-code. They will be responsible to bring their bar-code to breakfast and/or lunch to scan their card for payment of their meal. The cost of the meal is deducted from the student's account.

Parents can access their student's account information online in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

Meal Payments

Payments can be made in person or by mailing them to the school or district food service office. You can also make a one-time payment or set up automatic payments online with a checking account or credit/debit card through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS SERVICE!

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Distance Learning Meals

Families that choose to distance learn this year can pre-order meal pick up for breakfast and/or lunch. Meals will be available on learning days from 11 am - 1 pm. Information on how to pre-order meals and pick up locations will be announced in the near future.