Big Changes for School Year 23-24 with the new Minnesota Free School Meals
PK-12 students will be eligible to eat 1 free breakfast meal and 1 free lunch meal each school day.
The federal government will cover the cost of the meal for students that qualify for educational benefits (known as free/reduced price meals). The State of Minnesota will cover the cost of students that do not qualify for educational benefits (previously known as paid students).
- Families, if your household income is equal to or less than the maximum total income chart below, be sure to complete and submit the Educational Benefits Application to help Westonka capture critical state & federal educational funding.
- Families may be able to receive discounts on educational fees: school fees, field trips, athletic & activity registration, advance placement testing and college application are all examples of some of the school discounts available.
- Educational Benefits Application (PDF). Print, comlete and forward to Westonka Foodies, or
- Complete an online application here on LINQCONNECT.
- Students will still use a PIN and go through a cashier line
- Breakfast must include a fruit or juice or entree alone will cost $2.00
- Lunch must include a fruit or vegetable or entree alone will cost $4.00
- Kids that bring a bagged lunch from home or students wishing to purchase a 2nd milk will be charged $0.60. Milk is not free without the selection of a meal.
- Adult lunch price will be $4.95 or as established by the federal government in July 2023
Be sure to stop by the Westonka Foodies booth at school open houses in the fall for more details.
Maximum Total Income (SY23-24)
$ Per Year
$ Per Month
$ Twice Per Month
$ Per 2 Weeks
$ Per Week
For each add’l person
Westonka Foodies Quick Links
*School Menus & Nutrition Information
*Educational Benefits Application (23-24) English
*Educational Benefits Application (23-24) Optional Translations
*Special Milk/Meal Accomodations
*Family Resource Guide
*Westonka Foodies Employee Page
Westonka Foodies Transitions to LINQ Connect Family Portal
Westonka Foodies is updating our point of sale system for school breakfasts and lunches to LINQ Connect. LINQ provides user-friendly solutions for families, including robust menu & nutrition information systems that families will appreciate.
Westonka Foodies is LIVE with our new LINQ Connect Parent Portal!
What are the biggest changes to the new point of sale system?
- LINQ School Solutions replaces RevTrak Food Service as the vendor parents will use for making school meal payments and applying online for educational benefits. Once LINQ School Solutions is LIVE for families, Skyward Family Access will no longer house food service information (balances, payments, applications, etc).
- Your student's current meal account balance and PIN #, have been transferred over to LINQ.
- Important Note: Skyward Family Access & RevTrak will still be the option families use to pay school fees
The new LINQ Connect Family Portal allows families to:
- Make online payments to your student's Westonka Foodies accounts (service fee will apply)
- Remotely monitor your student's Westonka Foodies accounts.
- Set up automatic, recurring payments.
- Set up low balance email or text alerts.
- Submit an online application for Educational Benefits...this feature is coming soon!
- Put a la carte spending limits on your student's account.
- Completing an Educational Benefit Application will be critical for school funding as well as approval for lowering school fees, activity/athletic registration discounts, etc.
Transition Timelines (estimated)
- Phase 1: LINQ Connect Family Portal is Live!
- Phase 2: Mid October - New menus and nutrition information will be available
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online from the USDA website (https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf), from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632- 9992 or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
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1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: Program.Intake@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.