School Meals

  • Updated October 28, 2020

    We are excited to announce that USDA has extended the Summer Meals Program to allow all children 18 and under the opportunity to receive free breakfast and free lunch through June 2021. Students attending school, participating in hybrid learning, distance learning, or a child under 18 in the community can participate in the free program. Additional items served, such as second servings and a la carte items, are not included with the summer free meal program and sufficient funds will be required to make these purchases in school. 

    Elementary Hybrid Meal Information:

    • Temporary Curbside Pickup November 5th & 6th
      • Time: 8:00 AM-10:30 AM 
        • Columbus Elementary- 17345 Notre Dame Street Forest Lake, MN 55025 (Door #1)
        • Forest Lake Elementary-408 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN 55025 (Door #5)
        • Forest View Elementary- 620 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN 55025 (Door #1) 
        • Lino Lakes Elementary-725 Main Street, Lino Lake, MN 55014 (Door #1)
        • Linwood Elementary- 21900 Typo Creek Drive NE, Wyoming MN 55092 (Door #2)
        • Scandia Elementary- 14351 Scandia Trail N, Scandia MN 55073 (Door #1)
        • Wyoming Elementary- 25701 Forest Boulevard N, Wyoming MN 55092 (Door #1)
    • Elementary Hybrid Starting November 10th
      • Your students can get a free breakfast and free lunch when attending gold and maroon in-person hybrid learning days. 
      • For at-home learning days, meals will be provided to your students at the end of each day when they are in-person. Some students may get one or two free meals to take home depending on the maroon and gold schedule. 
      • Curbside pickup will still be available at designated locations for students who missed their hybrid in-person learning day pick up. 

    Where do you pick up daily curbside meals for distance learners and hybrid learners?

    If you are a hybrid learner, distance learner or a child under 18 in the community, curbside meals can be picked up daily at the following locations when Forest Lake Area School is in session. I would encourage distance learning families to pick up at the high school so your students get a larger variety of meals. Our elementary sites will have a limited menu and meals will be repeated.

    New Location Starting November 2nd, 2020 

    • Wyoming Elementary- 25701 Forest Boulevard N Wyoming, MN 55092
      • Time: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM (please park in parking lot and walk to front office)
      • *** November 5th & 6th curbside pick up is from 8:00 AM- 10:30 AM 

    Current  Curbside Locations:

    • Time: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM 
      • Forest Lake Sr. High-6101 Scandia Trail North, Forest Lake, MN 55025
      • Forest Lake Elementary-408 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN 55025
        • *** November 5th & 6th curbside pick up is from 8:00 AM- 10:30 AM 
      • Lino Lakes Elementary-725 Main Street, Lino Lake, MN 55014
        • *** November 5th & 6th curbside pick up is from 8:00 AM- 10:30 AM 

    Can’t Get to the Forest Lake Area Schools Curbside?

    Download the Free Meals for Kids App to your cell phone to find free school meals near you. 

    How it works: 

    1. Download the Free Meals for Kids app to your cell phone.
    2. Use the app to find the nearest site providing meals and meal packs by GPS. 
    3. Click on the nearby site and use the Meals Updates tab for more details. 
    4. Share the app with friends, neighbors and on social media.

    Free Meals for Kids can be downloaded at Apple or Google Play app stores. There are free meal sites across the state at schools, bus stops, libraries, community centers and parks. The app provides location, directions to the site and hours and days of distribution. More sites are added daily.

    Even though meals are free for the rest of the school year, we still encourage you to fill out the free/reduced meal application. This helps you cover costs for other activities at Forest Lake Area Schools. In addition, it grants our district access to federal funding to support our schools. 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: 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. 

    Paige Albrecht, RDN
    Food & Nutrition Director 
    Phone: 651-982-8395


Rangers Serving Rangers Weekly Food Program

  • The RSR Food Program is intended to assist families in the district who have a financial need by supplementing meals on weekends and during extended school breaks. Each participating student will receive a weekend meal pack containing 2 light breakfasts, lunches, and nutritional snacks every Friday during the school year. If you would like your student(s) to participate in this program, please complete this form. RSR Food Program Request Form

     If you have questions, please contact  your child’s school counselor or dean. List of Counselors and Deans by school

Resources for Families in Need

  • Energy Assistance

  • Finding Help

  • Food Resources

  • Low Cost Internet and Phone

  • Mental Health Resources

  • Medical Resources

  • Domestic Violence Resources

  • Housing Search Resources

  • Emergency Housing Resources

  • Work/Unemployment Resources

  • Other local resources

Hybrid Childcare

  • Starting Tuesday, November 10 we will provide emergency childcare for qualifying families on “at home learning days” at the Education Center. Please note that qualifications may be different than they were this spring, and that this program is separate from current SAC/Sonic before and after school childcare which will continue to run at all sites on “in-person learning days”. If your family is planning to use this childcare, please review the current information.

    Childcare will be available as a fee-based childcare option for SAC/Sonic enrolled families on Thursday, November 5 at Wyoming Elementary, Forest View Elementary and Lino Lakes Elementary. This childcare option will operate similarly to an “Inclement Weather Day” outlined in the family handbook distributed to enrolled SAC/Sonic families. There will be no childcare on Friday, November 6 as the program will be closed due to planning and preparation for the Hybrid Childcare Program starting on November 10. Monday, November 9 will remain a fee-based, non-school day childcare option for families currently enrolled (no changes to this day).

    Hybrid Childcare Registration

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.

    List of Counselors and Deans by school

    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.

    Virtual Calming Room


Community COVID-19 resources

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 Pathways   

    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. 

    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 55025
    Wyoming26816 Kettle River Blvd., Wyoming MN 55092