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*NO summer MEAL SERVICE ON JUNE 19th or july 4th*



The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 authorized a permanent, nationwide S-EBT program for eligible families beginning in 2024. The state of Minnesota (MN) has submitted the S-EBT plan to implement this new federal program in summer 2024 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the plan is pending approval. The administration of the S-EBT program will be a joint effort between the MN Department of Education (MDE), the MN Department of Human Services (DHS) and MN Information Technology Services (MNIT). The S-EBT program provides families with school-aged children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals at $40 per month per child ($120 total) during the summer months to purchase healthy foods with funds placed on EBT cards.

Students attending Owatonna Public Schools at the end of the 2023–24 school year can qualify through the following methods:

  • Students who are directly certified through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Foster and Medicaid.
  • Students who are categorically eligible (homeless, foster, migrant or runaway).
  • Students approved for the 2023–24 school year through the Application for Education Benefits.
  • Students who are newly eligible during the summer (until August 23, 2024) through the Application for Education Benefits.

Unsure if you qualify? Email us at or call 444-8616. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.