Educational Benefits & Free or Reduced Fees

Educational Benefits (Free or Reduced Fees)

As part of Minnesota's Free School Meals Program, all students can have one breakfast and one lunch free of charge each day at school.

However the Application for Educational Benefits is still important for students who may qualify for benefits like reduced fees for transportation, athletic programs, academic or extracurricular activities, and to help schools qualify for education funding, discounts and other meal programs that benefit all students.

All families are encouraged to apply or opt out unless Bloomington Schools has notified them by letter or email that they qualify for educational benefits for this school year.

Complete an online application for Educational Benefits


Opt-Out Form

Complete this form if you are choosing to opt out of completing an Application for Educational Benefits for school year 2024-25 and wish to discontinue messages regarding the application.

Opt-Out Form

Printable Application

Return paper copies of application to:

ISD #271 
ESC Food Services
1350 W. 106th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Waiver of Confidentiality

The information given on the Application for Educational Benefits may be shared with other programs for fee reductions. Filling out this Waiver of Confidentiality helps save time by allowing school officials to share information directly with other beneficial programs.