Summer EBT Program

  • During the summer of 2024, Minnesota plans to introduce Summer EBT, a fresh initiative offering grocery benefits. This program will furnish families with $120 per eligible school-aged child, aiding them in purchasing groceries when school is not in session. Summer often poses challenges for families as children lose access to meals provided at school, necessitating additional support for meal provision. While most families will receive these benefits automatically, some parents may need to apply. 

    Benefits of Summer EBT:

    • Helps parents and caregivers buy healthy foods for their children.
    • Gives families the flexibility to select foods that fit their culture and lifestyle.
    • Improves food security and diet quality for participating children.

    Eligibility:

    Children are eligible for the program if:

    • the household already participates in SNAP, MFIP, FDPIR, Tribal TANF, Medicaid, and/or Foster Care, OR
    • the child attends a school that offers the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program and the household income meets the requirements for free or reduced-price school meals.

    Enrollment:

    Many families will get Summer EBT automatically if they are getting other benefits, but some families may need to apply.

    • If the household already participates in SNAP, MFIP, FDPIR, Tribal TANF, Medicaid, and/or Foster Care, they will be automatically enrolled in the Summer EBT program. Households do not need to fill out an application.
    • If the household is not automatically enrolled and may be eligible, they can get Summer EBT by filling out an application for educational benefits by visiting our food service website at  www.isd876.org and then clicking on Application for Educational Benefits – Free/Reduced Lunch.  (Please do not complete another application if you already have an approved application for the school year). 

    To learn more about filling out an application, contact Deb Chollett at 320-274-5602 or at dchollett@isd876.org.

    How Summer EBT Works:

    The benefits will be provided on a separate EBT card, and can be used to buy groceries. Families will receive $120 per eligible child for the summer. Benefits can be used at authorized retailers, like grocery stores and farmers markets, to purchase healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, meats and other protein sources, whole grains, and dairy. Click here MDE Summer EBT Website to learn more.

    Children and teens need healthy food year-round to play, grow, and learn. Summer EBT will help families stretch their grocery budget during the summer and provide their children with the nutrition they need to thrive.

Summer Feeding Program

  • Summer Feeding Program - funded by the USDA
    The Summer Feeding Program will begin on June 5th and remain open until August 25th. It will close July 3rd, 4th, and the 5th and also August 7th, 8th and 9th. Our Summer Feeding Program is an open-enrollment site, which means it is open to all people 18 years old or younger.
     
    Breakfast will be served from 7:30AM - 8:30 AM.
    Lunch will be served from 11:00AM - 12:30 PM.
    Located at Annandale Elementary School. 

Our Mission is...

  • Our mission is to proudly offer our students a wide variety of nutritious, affordable and satisfying meals that enable them to succeed academically and physically, while teaching lifelong healthful eating habits.

    To fulfill our mission...
    We are committed to health through good nutrition by offering students delicious, high-quality, nutritious food choices with strong customer acceptability.  By exposing them to a variety of different foods, students will learn that there are no such things as "bad" foods and that, when used in moderation, any food can be incorporated into a healthy diet.

    Fundamental to our mission are…
    A competent and customer service oriented Food Service staff that participates in decision-making; effectively manages resources; and maintains a safe, sanitary, orderly and attractive environment.

    Promoting nutritional awareness and student participation through successful customer service, marketing and merchandising.

    Ensuring financial self-sufficiency by managing resources effectively and with innovation.

    Questions/Comments: Contact the Food Service Director at tschmidt@isd876.org

Contact Information

  • Teri Schmidt
    PO Box 190
    Annandale, MN 55302
    Email: tschmidt@isd876.org
    Ph: 320-274-8208 x0634