Food Service – Elementary

Our school provides healthy meals each day.  The MN Free Meal Program provides free meals to all regardless of status.  

Breakfast and lunch are served daily to all students.  Your student will need money in their lunch account if they would like to purchase an Ala Cart, Second Entree item, or milk.

Lunch – Free 

Milk purchased for a lunch brought from home will cost $ .75 for ALL students, regardless of eligibility.

All elementary students (K-5) will receive their school breakfast free of charge.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to nourish students to be prepared for the school day.  Whether it is eaten at home or school, it is imperative that students are prepared for their learning day by consuming a nutritious breakfast that will keep them alert for their education.

Money can be deposited into your child’s meal account via these options:

1.  Food Service Drop Box located in each elementary school office

2.  Using credit/debit cards on line at our school district web site:

3.  Mailed to the Bemidji School District Food Service Dept.:  502 Minnesota Ave. NW, Bemidji, Mn 56601

Personal checks should be written to ISD# 31 with the student’s name and PIN in the memo area.  When sending cash, please place it in an envelope and write the student’s name and PIN and the amount of money on the envelope.

Charging of meals is not allowed.  The food service staff will contact parents/guardians of negative meal accounts to arrange payment.

If parents have concerns regarding a student’s allergies to certain food products, please contact the food service office at 333-3100 ext 31141 prior to the start of the school year to discuss these concerns.

Elementary Staff

School:Solway Elementary

Northern Elementary

J.W. Smith Elementary

Lincoln Elementary

Horace May Elementary

Gene Dillon Elementary

Head Cook:Julie Bell

Jennifer Anderson

Chris Wisdom

Stacy Larson

Pearl Cervenka

Mitchell Eickman