School Meals Available
Grab and go meal pickup, and meal deliveries to qualified families will continue through the end of our school year on Friday, June 5.
Beginning Monday, June 15th our summer meal program will begin offering grab and go breakfast and lunch meals for any child under the age of 18, and meal delivery for qualified families.
Those families who qualified for meal delivery during the school year are automatically qualified for meal delivery in the summer program. No additional application is needed.
Grab and go meal pickup will be offered from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the following locations:
- Forest Lake Elementary
- Lino Lakes Elementary
- Wyoming Elementary
- Forest Lake Area High School
Meals can be picked up from any location above, regardless of where your child attends school. Families do not need to call ahead before pickup. On Mondays, up to a week’s worth of meals may be picked up at one time.
School meals can be delivered to families who do not have access to transportation and currently receive Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) benefits. To sign up to have school meals delivered families must complete this Forest Lake Consent for Home Meal Delivery form. Completed forms should be emailed to Kathy Hoff at email@example.com. Deliveries to families who qualify for delivery of school meals (lack of access to transportation and currently receiving FRPL benefits) is done on Mondays and includes 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for each eligible student.
Families can apply for school meal benefits at any time throughout the school year by completing an Application for Educational Benefits online. Click here to go directly to the online application in English and Spanish. Paper applications in Hmong are available to be downloaded here. For applications in languages other than English, Spanish or Hmong, go to: www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/application/familyfriendlyapps.html
Summer food packs and school supplies for 2020-2021 school year
School Supply Registration Information for the 2020-2021 School Year:
The Rangers Supporting Rangers School Supply Program assists families in the district who have a financial need by providing backpacks and school supplies to their students. Rangers Supporting Rangers is currently accepting registrations from families with students attending Forest Lake Area Schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Online registration closes June 30, 2020. After June 30, 2020, please contact Tracy Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-982-8110 to register.
Backpacks and school supplies will be available before school starts in August at the school your student attends. Watch for an email from your school with more information later this summer.
To register for this program:
Please click on this LINK and register for the school your student will be attending during the 2020-2021 school year.
Information to help support this program:
Rangers Supporting Rangers is a 501(c)(3) organization. Financial donations are tax deductible and 100% of donations are used to support this project. Rangers Supporting Rangers is a volunteer organization. This program is entirely funded by grants and private donations.
Weekly Food Pack Program
Rangers Supporting Rangers (RSR) is currently providing weekly food packs for families with a financial need in many school district buildings, including all of the FLAS Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch sites.
RSR is exploring the possibility of continuing to provide weekly food packs over the summer months. If your family would benefit from receiving these weekly food packs, please complete this brief RSR Summer Food Pack Interest Form. Food packs would be available for pick up from a central location in Forest Lake. Families who complete this form will be contacted with additional details if this support will be available. If you have questions, contact Nicole Flaherty, email@example.com.
Resources for Families in Need
Low Cost Internet and Phone
Mental Health Resources
Domestic Violence Resources
Housing Search Resources
Emergency Housing Resources
Other local resources
We're here to help
We recognize that this pandemic situation is creating new hardships for many families. This list on this page may help you find resources that may be helpful for you and your family during this time. In addition, if you or your family is struggling, please feel free to reach out to your school counselor or dean.
Is stress from COVID-19 getting you down? Our school counselors have created a website to help alleviate stress with calming activities anyone can do from home, and links to community resources for families who are struggling.
Ways You Can Help
The organizations below are serving our community and in need of volunteer and financial help. If you have the resources and time to help, we encourage you to get involved.
Family PathwaysDonations:Cash donations are always welcome but food donations are preferred at this time as the sources Family Pathways purchases from are getting low on supplies. Check this list of most needed items. In addition, breakfast and snack items are needed for the Rangers Supporting Rangers weekly food pack program.Volunteers:Healthy individuals, without high-risk factors, are needed to help families get the items they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more about volunteering and/or to access a volunteer application, click here.For more information, visit Family Pathways COVID-10 Response.Locations in the Forest Lake Area School District:Forest Lake: 935 Lake Street S., Forest Lake MN 55025Wyoming: 26816 Kettle River Blvd., Wyoming MN 55092