Food Services

About Us

We as food service professionals “thank you” for the opportunity to serve your child(ren). Our school menus provide a variety of choices that accommodate student preferences as well as meeting the guidelines established by USDA. The intent of the breakfast and lunch meal guidelines is to promote the consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains. All the menus are analyzed to ensure they meet the established USDA guidelines.

For more information on how we make sure your child has the best nutritional options available to them, please visit the links below:

Application for Educational Benefits



Would you like to make a difference in your child’s school? Well, here’s how!

Every year your family receives a Application for Educational Benefits. It is important to fill out this form and return it to school for two reasons:

  • Children from families that earn below a certain income level can receive educational benefits (Qualification for assistance is based on household size and income as determined by USDA). Applicants that qualify will receive free lunch and breakfast. We want to help your child eat a healthy balanced diet. Studies have shown that they enjoy the benefits of improved attentiveness and cognition, and have more energy to perform their best.

  • Applications are used to match funding our school receives for resources for students such as books and classroom furniture.

The application is easy to fill out and easy to understand. Also, you do not have to worry about your information being shared with others because application information is CONFIDENTIAL. Students who receive educational benefits are not identified. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school’s front office. Some parents are concerned about listing income amounts and social security numbers on the application. Any personal information you provide will not be shared. Your information will only be used to determine your child’s eligibility for the school meal programs.

Please take a few minutes to fill out this form so that your child may qualify for these important benefits.

We encourage applying for your Educational Benefits Application online this year. It will be contactless and still confidential. To get started, sign into your Skyward Family Access Account. Select your students name, click on the Foodservice tab, then Applications and Add Application. Families are encouraged to complete the Application for Educational Benefits, as it helps both them and the school district. This form must be completed each year. Paper applications are mailed to each household in August, or in your child’s school office. You can click on the link below, print, fill out and return it to your child's school office.

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Your children may be eligible to receive a pre-loaded Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that can be used to purchase groceries. You children may be eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits if:

  1. Your child previously attended a school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) at some point after the start of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, or the child enrolled in kindergarten as a virtual or homeschooled student in school year 2020-2021 or later, and

  2. Your child is not attending a National School Lunch Program (NSLP)-participating school due to concerns about COVID-19, and

  3. Your child would have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals at their NSLP school if not for their virtual or homeschool status.

To learn if your children qualify for P-EBT benefits, complete Application for P-EBT Benefits for Homeschool and Virtual Students here.

Note: Applying for this P-EBT benefits does not make your child eligible to receive free meals at school if they are currently enrolled as a virtual or homeschooled student.

If parent(s) or guardian(s) do not have a user name setup, or have forgotten their password/username, for Skyward Family Access they can contact the school Technology Department. Make sure that either 'All Areas' or 'Family/Student Access' is selected in the drop down underneath the login portal.

Contact Us

If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions; we would like to hear them. Please feel free to contact any of the following:

Overall Program Direction:

Karla Olson-Line, Food Service Director
(218) 283-2571, ext. 1132 |

Foodservice Account Information:

Michelle Hopkins, Food Service Coord.
(218) 283-2571, ext. 1181 |

Falls High School Kitchen:

Cherie Sweney, Head Cook
(218) 283-2571, ext. 1133

Falls Elementary School Kitchen:

Mary Johnson, Head Cook
(218) 283-2571, ext. 1266

Food Service Staff

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Lenard Bobst
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Lorraine Bobst
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Jana Reff
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Angela Hoopman

Angela Hoopman
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Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson, FES Head Cook
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Kristal Mayfield

Kristal Mayfield
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Trena Schultz
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Travis Shock
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Cherie Sweney

Cherie Sweney, FHS Head Cook
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Vera Vasilyev
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