Meal Account Information

Contact Us:

Elementary school meal account information.

467-3232  ext. 47223  (Shawn)
333-3260  ext. 45209  (Kristan)
J.W. Smith
333-3290  ext. 43206  (Chris)
333-3250  ext.  44350  (Christina)
Horace May 333-3240  ext. 42248  (Amy)

***Middle School, High School & Gene Dillon meal account information:  please leave a message and the food service staff will return your call.

 Gene Dillon Elementary       333-3400   ext.  49604

Middle School 333-3215  ext.  55131
Senior High 444-1600  ext.  61629 (Jayne)

Meal Accounts

The district uses an Individual Meal Accounting System where each student has their own individual account.  Meal accounts are debit accounts, therefore money must be in the account in order for the student to use it.  We encourage parents/guardians to pay in advance of the first day of school to alleviate the time constraints students experience those first days of the school year.

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

1.  Food Service Drop Boxes located in each elementary school office or middle and high school cafeteria ala carte windows.

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

If sending a check, please include the student’s name and PIN.  Make checks payable to:  ISD #31 Food Service.  When sending cash, please place it in an envelope with the student’s name and PIN on it.


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


Since the entire district uses the Individual Meal Accounting System, accounts for students with positive or negative balances will be credited for the next school year.  Positive balances from one family member will be transferred to another family member to zero out a negative balance.

Students/Families leaving the district by means other than graduation can request a refund for account balances of $5.00 or more.  If a refund request is not made within one year of leaving the district, the money will be donated to the Angel Fund to assist families in need.