Pre-Payment Options


    We are happy to announce that the USDA is extending free meals into the 21-22 school year.  Students who purchase a reimbursible meal will not be charged.  Students who choose to buy a single milk or ala carte items will be charged accordingly.    

    Breakfast Prices 2021-2022

      Daily 5 Days 10 Days 15 Days 20 Days
    Kindergarten     No Charge    
    Grade 1 - Grade 4  Free   Free   Free Free Free
    Grade 5 – Grade 12  Free   Free   Free Free Free
    Reduced Eligibility     No Charge    
    Adult Guest/Staff  $2.65  $13.25   $26.50 $39.75 $53.00
    Student Guest $2.65  $13.25   $26.50 $39.75 $53.00
    Milk  $0.50   $2.50   $5.00 $7.50 $10.00


    Lunch Prices 2021-2022

      Daily 5 Days 10 Days 15 Days 20 Days
    PK – Grade 4 Free Free Free Free Free
    Grade 5 – Grade 12 Free Free Free Free Free
    Reduced Eligibility     No Charge    
    Adult Guest/Staff $4.05 $20.25 $40.50 $60.75 $81.00
    Student Guest $4.05 $20.25 $40.50 $60.75 $81.00
    Milk $0.50 $2.50 $5.00 $7.50 $10.00


    Ala Carte Purchases

    Ala Carte purchases at all sites will be charged directly to the student’s lunch account. It is your responsibility to discuss the dollar amount that you are allowing your child to use to purchase lunches or ala carte each day. Ala carte offerings in the elementary and secondary sites are in compliance with School District Wellness Policy #533, and USDA Smart Snack Standards.  Elementary Sites offer water, 100% juice, and milk as ala carte items and may be purchased on their first pass through the lunch line. Fourth-grade students may also purchase a second entrée for $1.50 or additional side items for $.50 each but must make a second trip to the lunch line for these purchases.   Middle School and High School Sites offer a variety of ala carte items ranging in prices. Students may also purchase a second entrée for $1.50 or additional side items for $.50 each.

    Charging Lunches Not Allowed

    School District 885 Policy #730 states, “Students will not be allowed to charge a meal at any time.” Students, parents, or guardians in grades K-12 will be given verbal or written notification when their lunch account balance is $5.00 or less. If a student’s account balance is at $0.00 or a negative balance, they will be offered a cheese sandwich, fresh fruit, fresh vegetable, and milk. Lunch transactions and balances may be viewed on MySchoolBucks under the Food & Nutrition section of the district’s website.

    Account Balances

    At the end of the school year, if there is a positive balance in your child’s lunch account and they are a graduating senior or do not plan to return to District 885 schools the following year, please notify us. We will either transfer the balance to a sibling’s account for the following year or issue a refund. Call Tammy Beack at (763) 497-3180 ext. 5128 for more information.

Online Payments with MySchoolBucks

  • Online payments are a simple, safe, and secure way to add money to your student's meal account 24 hours a day at your convenience.  

    We are excited to provide you with a convenient and secure online payment service called mySchoolBucks.  This website allows you to deposit money directly into your child’s meal account and view balance and purchase information for the past ninety days.  By having money in each child’s account prior to entering the cafeteria, we find that the lunch lines move along much faster, which gives your child more time to eat and be with friends. 

    As an added convenience, you can have the option to have an e-mail reminder when your child’s meal account balance is getting low.


    You may make prepayments to your child's meal account online anytime!

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Send Cash or Check

  • You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the money amount, and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

    If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student's first and last name, their ID #, their teacher's name, and the amount enclosed.


                                  Apple with "I Need Lunch money mom!"


Angel Account Donations

  • St. Michael-Albertville Schools Food and Nutrition department maintains an Angel Account funded by donations.

    Donations come from individuals, businesses, and charitable foundations. Many families donate the balance left in a student’s account when they graduate or leave the district.

    Donations may be mailed or dropped off at:

    St. Michael Albertville Schools
    District Office Food Service
    11343 50th Street NE
    Albertville, MN 55301

    Donations can also be made at any of the school kitchens. If you have questions about the Angel Account, please contact STMA Food Service Department at (763) 497-3180.

    Thank you for your help in providing seamless support for our students.

Account Balances

  • If your student will not be returning to St. Michael Albertville School district the following school year and your student(s) have a meal account balance,  please call Tammy Beack at (763) 497-3180, ext. 95128 to request a meal account refund.