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  • You may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits for your school-aged children this summer.  Children who received free or reduced-price lunch through the National School Lunch Program and were attending school at the end of the 22-23 school year.  If your children are not currently eligible but might be for the 2023-2024 school year, you are encouraged to complete the P-EBT application and submit a Free/Reduced-Price application by August 25, 2023.  Contact the school where your children will be attending for an application form.

    This year parents/guardians must complete an application to receive Summer P-EBT.  The application can be completed online at

    If you can't complete the application online, you can get a paper application by sending an email to or downloading it from our website.

    For more information regarding Summer P-EBT email or call 701-328-2732.

    Summer P-EBT Application

    Summer P-EBT Flyer

    Summer P-EBT FAQ


    West Fargo Public Schools is serving free summer meals to kids aged 18 and younger at the following locations:


    Sheyenne High School

    June 5 – June 30



    Willow Park Elementary

    May 30 – June 22




    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


    Summer Meal Boxes
    The West Fargo Educational Foundation, in collaboration with the Great Plains Food Bank, is providing free summer meal boxes and fresh produce every Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 6:45PM at Tintes Park and from 7:00 – 7:45PM at Wilds Park from June 13th through August 15th.   All youth ages 0-18 years old can receive the free summer meal box and fresh produce.  In addition to meals and produce, the West Fargo Educational Foundation will be distributing free books and other surprises.  Please encourage learners and their families to stop by these locations.  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Ottesen at


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    Lunch Facts

    The National School Lunch Program

    The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, reduced-cost or free meals to children each school day. The program is managed by the USDA. All children in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or the Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families (TANF) can get free meals regardless of their family’s income. Also, children can get free or reduced-price meals if their household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart.

    West Fargo Public Schools encourages all families to complete the free/reduced meal application, as the federal program provides more than just meals:

    • School Funding: The amount of funding the district receives is dependent on our rate of free/reduced students, as is our eligibility for additional grant funding. Ensuring our free/reduced rate is an accurate representation of our district is vital in providing a valuable education.
    • School Meals: Most commonly associated with the free/reduced application is the opportunity to receive free or discounted school meals for children. Eligibility is based on family size and income.
    • Activities: Families enrolled in the federal free/reduced meals program are eligible for fee waivers associated with student activities.
    • College Applications: Families enrolled in the federal free/reduced meal program are eligible for fee waivers associated with the college application process at select universities.
    • Standardized Tests: Families enrolled in the federal free/reduced meal program are eligible for fee waivers associated with national standardized tests (ACT, SAT, and AP Exams)

Department Leadership



Degrees and Certifications:

Dana Rieth

Director of Food Service

West Fargo Food Service

Food Service Meal Prices 2023-2024

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