During school age years, proper nutrition can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to a student’s overall well being. This can help them grow and learn to their fullest potential and then go on to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Intermediate District 287 provides a healthy breakfast and lunch to students each day. The USDA has determined that meals will NOT be free for all students going forward. A qualifying meal application will need to be completed to obtain free or reduced-price meals during the 2022-23 school year.

Meal applications are available online below in the forms tab. Paper applications will also be mailed to families with your back-to-school paperwork during August 2022.

Please watch your email and check out 287 social media for food service updates and information.

Please make online payments into your student(s) meal account at www.paypams.com for any purchases they plan to make.

Summer meals at no cost are available to all kids ages 18 and younger: Summer Meal Flyer

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Account Payment Information

Payments for milk and à la carte items are available for all sites online with credit card or electronic checks.

Forms & Resources

Even if you believe you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, all families should still complete the application for educational benefits to potentially qualify for other benefits:

    • Possible reduced rates for middle and high school activities in your home district
    • Compensatory funds for the District to reduce class sizes, provide counseling and social work services, and hire specialists
    • Reduced AP testing and college application fees

You may apply online at https://paypams.com/OnlineApp.aspx or complete the Application for Educational Benefits and return your completed Application for Educational Benefits to:

Intermediate District 287 – Food Service
1820 Xenium Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55441

Free/Reduced Meal Forms:


Additional Resources and Forms

Local Wellness Policy: Triennial Assessment 

An assessment of the school wellness policy must be conducted a minimum of once every three years;

The results of the assessment must be made available to the public and found here.

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