Food and Nutrition
At Sodexo, our goal is to make every day a better day. As the leading provider of food and facilities management services in North America, Sodexo is deeply committed to providing healthy, high quality, and safe food to our customers.
Throughout our 29 year partnership with Faribault School District, students and staff have enjoyed delicious and nutritious breakfasts, lunches, snacks and salad bar.
USDA Statement: "The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866)-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
You could help your child’s school receive additional educational funds and discounts AND receive nutritious school meals for your children free or at a reduced price!
Applications for these benefits, which are mailed to all households during the month of August, are required to be completed each school year in order for your children to qualify for any benefits.
If you did not receive a form or need assistance filling out the attached application, please call our office 507-333-6772 and ask for Mary Wilson.
Applications for free and reduced-priced meals are also available in each of the school offices as well as in each of the school cafeterias.
View the letters below that explain how to apply for school meal benefits and the forms to fill out.
Support our students by completing your Educational Benefits form
Educational Benefits forms are typically known as the annual "Free and Reduced Lunch Forms.” Did you know that by filling out this form, you help provide additional funding and resources that benefit students in other ways? These funds help to provide our students access to counselors and social workers, as well as additional reading and math support. It also helps provide necessary instructional supplies and can offset the cost of student activities fees.
We are fortunate to be able to access funding to provide free breakfast and lunch to all of our students during this pandemic. We are so thankful for this much-needed financial reprieve for families! One consequence of the free breakfast and lunch program is that many families have not completed the annual Educational Benefits form as they typically would have. Unfortunately, this means that funding for other programs is affected.
We need your help! If you haven’t filled out your Educational Benefits form yet, you can make a tremendous difference for our students by doing so. If you are not sure if you would qualify, please take a moment and fill out the form. If your family circumstances have recently changed due to loss of employment or other financial burden, you may also qualify.
The easiest way to fill out your Educational Benefits form is to do so online using your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. For assistance using the Parent Portal to fill out the form, contact the Faribault Education Center at 507-333-6472.
You can also access the Educational Benefits form using the links below. All applications are confidential!
Hard copies can be returned to your child’s school or the district office. The form can also be mailed to our food services partner at the following address: Sodexo, 925 Parshall Street, Faribault, MN 55021
Welcome to Infinite Campus Food Service and Online Payments!
We have recently purchased Campus Food Service and Online Payments. Through the Parent Portal, you can now conveniently log on to view individual or family meal account balances, sign up to receive low balance e-mail notifications, and view daily meal purchases in real time.
In addition, Campus Food Service works with the Campus Mobile Portal app and is accessible at your fingertips. With the app, you can view meal account balances for one or multiple children. The app can be downloaded for free from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon, depending on your device.
You also have the convenience of using Campus Online Payments. This is a reliable and secure payment processing solution that allows you to submit food service and school-related fees 24/7 via the Portal. Payments can be made for one child or the entire household.
If you have any questions regarding Food Service, Online Payments or the Mobile Portal app, please contact us at 507-333-6772.
Food Service Director
710 17th Street SW P.O. BOX 618
FARIBAULT, MN 55021-0618
Telephone (507) 333-6000 Fax (507) 333-6050
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
During distance learning, daily meals are available free for all students age 18 and under. A breakfast and hot lunch can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Jefferson Elementary Door 2.
Seven-day meal packs can be picked up from 1-6 p.m. Wednesdays at Faribault High School Door 9. Students do not need to be present to pick up meals.
There is a limit of six meal packs per vehicle. All meals are pork-free. Hot meals will not be available on snow days or scheduled days off. If you have any questions, contact food services director Brenda Boehm at 507-333-6773.