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Food Service

We are very proud of the food we serve at South High. We work hard to make appealing, nutritious meals and put a lot of love into our food, too!

School breakfast is FREE to all and is served from 7:55 to 8:15 a.m. 

Student lunch cost is $2.55 and includes milk, fruit, vegetable, meat or meat alternate, and bread. 

Lunch times are:

1st - 11:30 a.m.- noon
2nd - Noon-12:30 p.m.
3rd - 12:30-1 p.m.

Prepaid Lunch Accounts—Families can prepay their student’s lunch account by bringing in a check or cash to the lunchroom coordinator or you may enroll online.

NEW The online payment system is now School Café. MPS is no longer using PayPams.

Free/Reduced Lunches—The Nutrition Center for Minneapolis Public Schools sends out applications at the beginning of August. We ask that all families return Free and Reduced lunch forms. They can be returned to the Nutrition Center in the self-addressed stamped envelope they provide. This information is used by the state and school district to determine part of our funding. Many families qualify for free or reduced lunches. Some parents/guardians will already have received a letter from Hennepin County for their child to receive free or reduced cost meals. 

Open Campus—Eligible students may go outside at lunch. Ninth grade students are not permitted to leave campus for lunch during their first quarter at South but will be eligible if they meet the criteria set in the student handbook

Garden to Cafeteria Is an MPS program providing fresh garden produce for school meals. At South High, our campus gardens produced a fall harvest of tomatoes, peppers and zucchini squash for the cafeteria.

This winter, a gardening crew of students from National Honor Society and the Autism program will begin planning in February. These efforts will be boosted by award of a $250 Mini-Hype Grant from MPS and Minneapolis Community Ed.

Any students and staffers interested in participating in the preparation/planting of the garden are welcome! Please contact Science teacher Susan Peterson.